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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Grozny Renamed

MOSCOW -- Chechen authorities announced Wednesday that they had changed the name of their capital from Grozny to Dzhokhar in honor of the late Chechen separatist leader, Dzhokhar Dudayev.

The parliament made necessary changes in the republic's constitution to change the name, and to affirm a previously approved change in the republic's name from Chechnya to the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, Interfax reported.