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10th Anniversary Of Chechen Leader's Death Noted --> Dzhokhar Dudayev at a rally in the Chechen capital Grozny in 1994 (ITAR-TASS) PRAGUE, April 21, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Dzhokhar Dudayev, the first president of the self-proclaimed independent Chechen republic of Ichkeria.

Dudayev was killed by a Russian guided missile strike near the village of Gekhi-Chu while he was reportedly discussing possible peace talks with a prospective Russian mediator via a satellite phone.

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