CNN: Today, Russia declared an end to its 10-year anti-terror "operation" in the autonomous republic of Chechnya. The end to the offensive could see the withdrawal of thousands of troops from the Muslim-majority region, where Russia has fought two wars since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The late president Boris Yeltsin ordered the counter-terrorist operation in 1999. Since then, the region has been relatively stable. Yes, relatively stable within the region as most of the violence has been exported.