In a state of humanitarian crisis, Chechnya, the poorest of states within the Russian Federation, continues to strive for independence. The prewar arsenal of landmines consisted primarily of PMN and OMZ mines. Stocks of PM's were moved to secret bases in the mountain regions during the war. There is also a considerable black market for landmines.
Busé, Margaret S.
"Chechnya: The Republic of the Wolf,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 4
, Article 11.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol4/iss1/11