I have had an interest in the Caucusus since working there ten years ago and have just read One Soldier's War in Chechnya by Arkady Babchenko. It is a riveting read - I did it in one go - and, if taken as read, a real eye-opener on life in the Russian Army. The level of bullying described is incredible, as is the seemingly complete disregard for soldiers' welfare. It's not a book to buy if one wants to know the political machinations of the area, and the way it is written (translated from Russian) does not always make for great prose. But like 'Forgotten Soldier' and 'Devil's Guard' and others, it is a book that you will probably read more than once. Strongly recommended.