Since the escalation of the war in the North Caucasus in the eighteenth century, the political map of the world has changed repeatedly and dramatically, and many major wars and bloody revolutions ripped through the world. But the nature of the struggle between Russia and Chechnya is still the same. The former wants to dominate Chechnya coercively, while the latter wants to win its freedom from Russia by force. Due to the power asymmetry of the sides to the violent conflicts, history has witnessed splendid tactics of guerrilla warfare developed by the fighting people of the region. The Historical Dictionary of the Chechen Conflict covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Chechen conflict.