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Dzhokhar Dudaev
Order: 1st President
Took Office: November 9, 1991
Left Office: April 21, 1996
Predecessor: None, inaugral
Successor: Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev
Date of Birth: April 15, 1944
Place of Birth: Yalkhori, Soviet Union
Date of Death: February 13, 2004
Place of Death: Grozny, Chechnya
Political party: none

Dzhokhar Musayevich Dudaev (Джоха́р Муса́евич Дуда́ев, 15 April 194421 April 1996) was a Chechen leader, the first (separatist) president of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, a generally unrecognized breakaway state in the Caucasus. Having risen through the ranks of the Soviet air force by officially misrepresenting his ethnicity as Ossetian to sidestep discrimination against Chechen people,

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he became a general of the Soviet army air force based in Estonia, then returned to Chechnya in 1991 as the Soviet Union disintegrated, becoming the leader of the Chechens. He was killed in 1996 by a Russian air attack—they located him via the signal from his satphone—and was succeeded by Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev (as acting President) then by Aslan Maskhadov, following elections...

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