Chechen Republic, Russia

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Khankala

Reopened is Grozny North (see photo in "New York Times"). This mark is Khankala military base.

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Calls for customs

There are calls for the airport to add customs services and accept international flights, so that passengers can fly directly to Chechnya, without having to pass through Moscow:

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/2880035

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Reopened in spring, 2007

This airport was in ruins after the Chechan war, but it was repaired after the fighting died down, and was reopened for scheduled service in spring 2007. There's still occasional violence in Chechnya, but airplanes no longer have to spiral down from directly above the airport to avoid rocket fire. Here's a story from fall 2007:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/11/world/europe/11chechyna.html?_r=1&ref=europe

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