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Ilgar Mollachiev, better known as Emir Abdul Madzhid (Majid), was the militant leader of the Shariat Jamaat of the Caucasian Front in the Second Chechen War, in the volatile southern Russian republic of Dagestan. He was the deputy of Rappani Khalilov until Khalilov's death in September 2007. He was then appointed the new leader of the Shariat Jamaat by the orders of Dokka Umarov. His nationality was Tsakhur.
Gamzat-bek (Arabic: حمزة بك = Ḥamzah Bek, Avar: ХIамзат Бек, Chechen: Хьамзат Бек, Гамзат-бек in Russian), Hamza-Bek, (1789 — October 1(September 19), 1834) was the second imam of the Caucasian Imamate, who succeeded Ghazi Mollah upon his death in 1832.
Hadji Murad (Russian: Хаджи-Мурат, Avar: XӀажи Мурад) (late 1790s - April 23 (N.S. May 5), 1852) was an important Avar leader during the resistance of the peoples of Dagestan and Chechnya in 1811-1864 against the incorporation of the region into the Russian Empire.
Gaidar Gadzhiyev was a Russian General and commandant of the Urus-Martan military district in Chechnya, who was killed by a young local woman Ayza Gazuyeva.
Mansur Mustafaevich Isaev (Russian: Мансу́р Мустафа́евич Иса́ев) (born 23 September 1986) is a Russian judoka. In 2012, he won in the finals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the class -73 kg against the Japanese Riki Nakaya. This was Russia's second gold medal in the Games, after judoka Arsen Galstyan's victory two days earlier in Men's 60 kg.
Ghazi Mullah (Russian: Кази-Мулла, Kazi-Mulla, 1795–1832) was an Islamic scholar and ascetic, who was the first Imam of the Caucasian Imamate (from 1828 to 1832). He was a staunch ally of Imam Shamil. He promoted Sharia, spiritual purification, and facilitated a jihad against the invading Russians. He was also one of the prime supporters of "Muridism", a strict obedience to Koranic laws used by imams to increase religio-patriotic fervor in the Caucasus.
Mukhu Gimbatovich Aliyev (Russian: Муху́ Гимба́тович Али́ев, Avar: Мухӏу Гӏалиев; born August 6, 1940) was the President of the Republic of Dagestan, a federal subject of Russia. He was born in the village of Tanusi, Khunzakhsky District, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Ethnically, he is Avar. He was the speaker of the Republic's parliament before being accepted as the President by the Dagestan parliament on February 20, 2006, having been nominated by the Russian President Vladimir Putin to replace Dagestan's long-time leader Magomedali Magomedov.
Magomed "The Propeller" Magomedov (Russian: Магомед Магомедов, born June 4, 1982) is a Russian former kickboxer fighting out of Chinuk Gyn from Minsk, Belarus. He was six time amateur Russian kickboxing champion and the professional WMC and IMF Light Heavyweight World Muay Thai Champion.
Said Afandi al-Chirkawi (Avar: ЧӀикӀаса СагӀид афанди, Russian: Шейх Саид Афанди аль-Чиркави; 21 October 1937 - 28 August 2012) was a prominent scholar in Shafii mazhab and a spiritual master, or "Murshid Kamil". He was killed by a female suicide bomber on 28 August 2012.
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