Rizvan Chitigov

Rizvan Chitigov (Amerikanets, Marine) was a prominent Chechen rebel field commander in Shalinsky District of the Chechen Republic (Russia) until his death on 23 March 2005.[1]

Rizvan Chitigov
(Russian: Ризван Читигов)
Nickname(s)Amerikanets, Marine
Born22 April 1964
Shali, Chechnya
Died23 March 2005 (aged 40)
Shali, Chechnya
AllegianceКонфедера́ция го́рских наро́дов Кавка́за (КГНК).png Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus
Battles/warsFirst Chechen War
Second Chechen War

In the early 1990s, Chitigov lived the United States. Upon his return to Chechnya, he oversaw military intelligence in the Chechen separatist government of Aslan Maskhadov. The Russian FSB suspected that Chitigov had been maintaining ties with foreign intelligence services and was himself a CIA agent.[2][dead link]

According to the Russian state agency RIA Novosti, Chitigov previously served in the Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus and was "planning to use chemical and bacteriological weapons against federal forces".[3]