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Thursday, 10 February, 2000, 18:09 GMT
In pictures: Grozny in ruins

Months of artillery and aerial bombardment have left the Chechen capital, Grozny, in tatters. Residents who spent the winter sheltering in their cellars are now trying to come to terms with their ruined city as Russian troops establish full control.


Russian tank in Grozny

A Russian tank patrols the streets of the shattered capital.


Russian soldiers inspect damaged Chechen APC

Federal troops inspect a damaged armoured personnel carrier left behind by fleeing Chechen rebels.


Russian soldiers search house-to-house

Russian troops comb the blitzed city for rebels left behind in the retreat.


Slogan reads:

Grozny residents stand in front of a wall, the slogan on which reads - "Welcome to Hell: Part II".


Grozny resident

Food and fuel are in short supply, and field kitchens have been set up for those left in the city.


Chechen woman feeds her child

What lies in store for these women and children?

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10 Feb 00 |  Europe
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