Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 182

Concern is growing over outbreaks of "Chechen syndrome" among Russian veterans of the war in Chechnya, with a rise in suicides and random violence among Russian servicemen who saw action in Chechnya. (NTV, September 29) The suicide rate for the armed services has long been higher than that for the Russian population as a whole, but it was generally assumed that the official data were artificially inflated to cover up the deaths of victims of hazing. Meanwhile, some 1,400 Russian troops are at present listed as missing in action in Chechnya. (Interfax, September 29)

North Korea Riled by Arms Delivery to South Korea.