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Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev

President of Chechnya

Died when: 51 years 154 days (617 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev

Zelimkhan Abdulmuslimovich Yandarbiyev (Chechen: Яндарбин Абдулмуслиман-кIант Зелимхан, romanized: Yandarbin Abdulmusliman-khant Zelimxan;

Russian: Зелимхан Абдулмуслимович Яндарбиев, also spelled Yandarbiev; 12 September 1952 – 13 February 2004) was a Chechen writer and politician, who served as acting president of the breakaway Chechen Republic of Ichkeria between 1996 and 1997.

Yandarbiyev was deemed by UN a suspected associate of Al-Qaida extremist group, and is the first of Chechen leader to be named part of Al-Qaida terrorist network.

In 2004, Yandarbiyev was assassinated while in exile in Qatar.

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