Russia Shows Signs of Shift on Chechnya Policy Russia shows signs of rethinking policy on Chechnya. President Putin has fired the general commanding Russian troops in the rebellious republic. Putin's hard line on the conflict is offset by a spokesman's indictation that the government might consider negotiations with Chechen rebels who disarm. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.

Russia Shows Signs of Shift on Chechnya Policy

Russia Shows Signs of Shift on Chechnya Policy

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Russia shows signs of rethinking policy on Chechnya. President Putin has fired the general commanding Russian troops in the rebellious republic. Putin's hard line on the conflict is offset by a spokesman's indictation that the government might consider negotiations with Chechen rebels who disarm. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.