Russian authorities arrest more than 100 gay men in Chechnya, including television personalities and religious figures, for "nontraditional sexual orientation." The "Novaya Gazeta" newspaper reported that three of the arrested men have been killed, while others reportedly were released for family honor killing. Chechen Republic leader Ramzan Kadyrov's spokesperson said this report contains “absolute lies and disinformation” since there are no homosexuals in Chechnya.
Insurgency in the North Caucasus: The Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov orders his subordinates to halt attacks on the civilian population of Russia, while leaving military and security personnel as legitimate targets.
Five Russian soldiers are killed and six injured in clashes with militants in Chechnya. [http:--en.rian.ru-russia-20100205-157779514.html (RIA Novosti)] [http:--www.presstv.ir-detail.aspx?id=117928§ionid=351020602 (Press TV)] [http:--www.news24.com-Content-World-News-1073-f2cd5cb6351c4373aedd4b7fa535e461-05-02-2010-02-14-Chechnya_clashes_kill_5_troops (News24)]date=August 2019