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why did conflict erupt in chechnya?

I don't know the answer but it's referring to the cold war period

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    the web page (below) provides: First Chechen War

    The First Chechen War, also known as the War in Chechnya, was a conflict between the Russian Federation and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, fought from December 1994 to August 1996. After the initial campaign of 1994–1995, culminating in the devastating Battle of Grozny, Russian federal forces attempted to seize control of the mountainous area of Chechnya but were set back by Chechen guerrilla warfare and raids on the flatlands despite Russia's overwhelming manpower, weaponry, and air support. The resulting widespread demoralization of federal forces and the almost universal opposition of the Russian public to the conflict led Boris Yeltsin's government to declare a ceasefire with the Chechens in 1996 and sign a peace treaty a year later. The official figure for Russian military deaths is 5,500, while most estimates put the number between 3,500 and 7,500, or even as high as 14,000.[4] Although there are no accurate figures for the number of Chechen militants killed, various estimates put the number at about 3,000 to over 15,000 deaths. Various figures estimate the number of civilian deaths at between 30,000 and 100,000 killed and possibly over 200,000 injured, while more than 500,000 people were displaced by the conflict, which left cities and villages across the republic in ruins.

    Contents

    1 Origins

    1.1 Chechnya within Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union

    1.2 The dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation Treaty

    1.3 Chechen declaration of independence

    2 Internal conflict in Chechnya and the Grozny-Moscow tensions

    3 The Russian war in Chechnya

    3.1 Initial stages

    3.2 Storming of Grozny

    3.3 Continued Russian offensive

    3.4 Human rights and war crimes

    3.5 Spread of the war

    3.6 Continued Russian offensive

    3.7 3rd Battle of Grozny and the Khasav-Yurt Accord

    4 Aftermath

    4.1 Casualties

    4.2 Prisoners and missing persons

    4.3 The Moscow peace treaty

    5 See also

    6 Notes

    7 Further reading

    8 External links

    detail for each of the above at the web page

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