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Held Hostage on the Chechen Frontline

Russian woman Elena Nikitina was held hostage on the Chechen frontline during the 1994 war.

Russian woman Elena Nikitina was held hostage on the Chechen frontline during the 1994 war after being kidnapped off the street.

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Image and credit: Elena Nikitina

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