Grozny's Putin Avenue shows new side of Chechnya
18 September 2012 Last updated at 00:12 BST
The image most people have when they think of Grozny is largely one of bombed out buildings and Russian tanks rolling through the streets.
But after almost a decade of peace, life in the Chechen capital appears to resemble that of many other Russian cities.
Steve Rosenberg takes a walk down Putin Avenue in the centre of Grozny, one of very few Russian streets named after the current president.