Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 3 Issue: 31

On October 18, a conference–“Chechen Dead-End: Where to Seek the Road to Peace?”–organized by the Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia opened at the Hotel Rossiya in Moscow. Among those addressing the conference were Salambek Maigov, co-chair of the Anti-War Committee of Chechnya, who asserted that over the past three years in Chechnya “more than 100,000 civilians have perished or have disappeared without trace”; Ivan Rybkin; Boris Nemtsov, leader of the Union of Right Forces faction in the State Duma; and Akhmad-Khadzhi Shamaev, the pro-Moscow head of the Muslims of the Chechen Republic (, October 18).