Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 3 Issue: 8

During a visit to Russia, former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski granted an interview to Nezavisimaya Gazeta, during which he stated, among other things: “As for the Chechens and Afghanistan, I can state that, up until the present time, our [U.S.] military has not clashed with ‘hundreds and hundreds’ of Chechens. Evidently someone is interested in foisting such information on the Western mass media” (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, March 7; translated back from the Russian text).