Considering that one of the planes that crashed in Russia this week was the result of terrorism, I'm intrigued about the root problem for all this. If Chechen separatists were responsible for this, why doesn't Russia just let them go? What is so important about Chechnya that Russia won't let them out of the Russian Confederation? Can someone educate me on this? Let's not forget that theater debacle either, where they used some kind of knockout gas to end the standoff.