Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 49

Bolstering its efforts to defend the Chechen capital against advancing rebels, Russia moved reinforcements into the center of Grozny today. Itar-Tass reported that, following a night of battles in the city between pro-Moscow forces and separatist fighters, a convoy of Russian armored vehicles rumbled into Grozny to prevent strategic buildings from falling into rebel hands. (Reuter, Itar-Tass, March 8) (See story below)

U.S. Suspects Russian Nuclear Test.