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    The Truth About Chechnya and the Tsarnaev Brothers: An Unfair Connection

    After a week of reporting on Dzhokhar and TamerlanTsarnaev – and subsequently, Chechnya – we know no more about this complex part of the world or its people than we did before the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15th. As soon as Chechnya was identified as the suspects’ homeland of origin, the entire region became a symbol of age-old conflicts, mass stereotyping, and incomplete, Wikipedia-style reporting. Before the Tsarnaev brothers carried out the Boston Marathon bombings, very little attention was concentrated on the region. …