Given the presence and activity of terrorist organizations in Chechnya who could harm Israelis, the Counterterrorism Bureau recommends Israelis avoid visiting Chechnya and the border area between Chechnya and Georgia, on both sides (see the map)
Avoid visiting and leave the area immediately.
Chechnya is an Islamic republic in southeast Russia. Its capital is Grozny. The country is populated by the Chechen people, who are fighting for Chechen independence from Russian rule.
The population of Chechnya is approx. 1,100,000.
The official languages are Chechen and Russian.