List of Chechen people

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This is a partial list of notable Chechen people.

Politics and military[edit]

  • Ilyas Akhmadov, former foreign minister of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria
  • Alu Alkhanov, Russian politician, former president of Russia's Chechen Republic
  • Arbi Barayev, nicknamed "The Terminator", founder and first leader of the Special Purpose Islamic Regiment
  • Movsar Barayev, militia leader during the Second Chechen War, who led seizure of Moscow theater that led to deaths of 170 people
  • Shamil Basayev, militant Islamist and leader of the Chechen rebel movement
  • Dzhokhar Dudaev, Soviet Air Force general and Chechen leader, first President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria
  • Ruslan Gelayev, commander in the Chechen separatist movement
  • Abukhadzhi Idrisov, Chechen sniper who had 349+ confirmed German kills.
  • Khasan Israilov, prominent leader in the 1940–1944 uprising against Soviet rule
  • Akhmad Kadyrov, Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria
  • Ramzan Kadyrov, Head of the Chechen Republic and a former Chechen rebel
  • Ruslan Khasbulatov, Speaker of the RSFSR Supreme Soviet, 1991–1993
  • Sheikh Mansur, led the resistance against Catherine the Great's imperialist expansion into the Caucasus during the late 18th century
  • Aslan Maskhadov, leader of the Chechen separatist movement and the third President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria
  • Khanpasha Nuradilov, machine gunner who fought in World War II on the Soviet side
  • Abdul-Halim Salamovich Sadulayev, fourth President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria


The arts[edit]