Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev

 

 

Age: 51

 

Summary: president of Chechnya in 1996 and 1997 who rose to prominence in the early 1990's when Chechnya broke away from Russia, who was vice president under Dzhokhar Dudayev in 1996 when Dudayev was killed during fighting and became president until elections were held, who was forced into exile after the invasion of Chechnya by Russia in 1999, and who then became a Chechen rebel representative with suspected links to al-Qaeda who was considered a terrorist by both the U.N. and Russia.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a car bombing

 

Born: September 12, 1952

 

Died: February 13, 2004

 

Location: Doha, Qatar