In a state of humanitarian crisis, Chechnya, the poorest of states within the Russian Federation, continues to strive for independence. The pre-war arsenal of landmines consisted primarily of PMN and OMZ mines. Stocks of PMs 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 47.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol4/iss1/47