Chechen Plain

Chechen Plain

 

(also Groznyi Plain), a sloping plain on the right bank of the Sunzha River, at the foot of the Greater Caucasus in the Chechen-Ingush ASSR. It is 120 km long and reaches 40 km in width. Elevations range from 70 to 400 m. The plain is composed of coarse gravel covered with loess-like loams. Meadow and chernozem soils predominate; most of the plain is tilled.

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The Russian army moved with ease in the wide open spaces of northern Chechnya and soon reached the Terek Riven Having quickly gained control of the north Chechen plain, the army chiefs crossed the river on October 12, 1999, and began a two-pronged advance on Grozny to the south.
By contrast, in a sign of growing Chechen boldness, in August 2000 Russian military sources claimed that 800 Chechen fighters had descended into the Chechen plains to launch attacks and ambushes on Russian forces in this comparatively secure zone.