The Info List - Alexander Ivanovich Baranov

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Army General
Army General
Alexander Ivanovich Baranov (Russian: Александр Иванович Баранов) (born May 13, 1946) was the Commander of the North Caucasus Military District
North Caucasus Military District
from July 2004 to May 2008. He is a recipient of the Hero of Russia
Hero of Russia


1 Yandiyev case 2 See also 3 Honours and awards 4 External links

Yandiyev case[edit] In July 2006 the European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights
found the government of Russia guilty of the failure to protect from ill-treatment and a violation of the "right to life" of an alleged Chechen rebel fighter, Khadzhi-Murat Yandiyev. Key evidence in the case, according to court documents, was video footage filmed by a reporter for NTV and CNN television showing an army officer, later identified as Alexander Baranov, ordering soldiers to "finish off" and "shoot" Yandiyev after an argument between the two. Yandiyev was then separated from the other prisoners and has not been seen since. Baranov, who has been questioned twice over the matter, has denied he sent Yandiyev to his death. He argues that his "intervention" was meant to calm Yandiyev down, and that the soldiers were not his direct subordinates and therefore could not have taken orders from him.[1] See also[edit]

Second Chechen War

Honours and awards[edit]

Hero of the Russian Federation
Hero of the Russian Federation
(5 May 2000) Order of the Red Star Order of Military Merit Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR, 3rd class

External links[edit]

European Court Sides With Chechen Mother Moscow Times European Court Orders Russia to Compensate Chechen Mother for Loss of Son Video
of the event from CNN
on YouTube Retired Russian Colonel Warns Trump: "We're Seeding The US Shoreline With Nuclear Mo