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War Correspondent Returns To A Different Grozny

Czech journalist Petra Prochazkova is known for both her humanitarian projects and her work as a war correspondent in the conflict areas of the former Soviet Union. She reported from Grozny during the First Chechen War of the mid-1990s and the Second Chechen War of 1999-2000. This May, she returned to Grozny, and found the city completely transformed from the war-torn regional capital of 10 years ago. Prochazkova reports that Grozny is now full of excessive displays of wealth, from clothes to monuments, but she described the mood as similar to that of Prague after the 1968 Soviet invasion: exhausted and hopeless. (12 PHOTOS)