A foreign ideology cannot be introduced into Chechnya - were it through an Arab or al-Qaeda. Our experience is rich and long enough for us to be Muslims and know what jihad is.
— Aslan Maskhadov

It is not advantageous for Russia in its present state to fight against chechnya. The army is a mess. It must be made combat ready. That will take time. Russia has a lot of economic, social and political problems much more important than chechnya.
Aslan Maskhadov chechnya quote

I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the president of a republic at war.
— Aslan Maskhadov

The Chechnya problem is a centuries-old problem. The thing is that today, fundamentalists and terrorists are exploiting those centuries-old problems to accomplish their own objectives that have nothing to do whatsoever with the interests of Chechnya.
— Vladimir Putin

I'm sure corruption in Chechnya is minimal.
— chechnya quotation by Vladimir Putin