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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.