city in Chechnya, Russia, at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains
The capital of Chechnya in southwest Russia. In the center of a rich oil-producing area, it was a major objective of German forces during World War II. Much of the city was destroyed in battles (1994-1995 and 1999-2000) between Russian troops and Chechen secessionists. x
Transliteration of Russian Грозный (Gróznyj), from грозный (groznyj, “menacing, formidable, severe, cruel”).