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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Chechen Leader Says Polygamy May Solve Diminishing Population

On Monday, Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya's acting Prime Minister, said that the number of women in Chechnya was 9 to 18 per cent higher than the number of men, and argued that polygamy was a practical way of replenishing the republic's war-ravaged population.  Human rights group Memorial estimates that 75,000 Russian and Chechen civilians, mostly men, have died since 1994 when Chechnya became embroiled in a brutal on-off war of secession from Russia. Source: The New Zealand Herald, Please click here for the complete story (last visited January 18, 2006, reo).

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