Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 3 Issue: 2

“Today,” the newspaper Novye Izvestia observed on January 10, “when the ransom of persons who have been arrested and the trade in the corpses of people who have been killed, which is being conducted by several representatives of the federal Group [in Chechnya], is acquiring a mass character, the Russian press shamefully keeps silent, although this is a disgrace not only for the soldiers but for our entire country.”