Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ
Summary from Wikipedia:
- Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Chechen-Ingush ASSR, part of the Russian Federation, was split into two: the Republic of Ingushetia and the Chechen Republic, aka Chechnya.
- Following the First Chechen War, from 1994-96, Chechnya gained de facto independence as The Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
- Russian federal control was restored during the Second Chechen War
- Chechnya remains part of the Russian Federation
From a DXCC perspective, operations from Chechnya usibg the 1C and prefixes are not valid:
- Chechnya is not a DXCC entity.
- The 1C and 1X prefixes have not been issued by ITU.
- The callsigns were not issued by the Russian licensing licensing authority, and therefore cannot count as European Russia.
Club Log therefore maps QSOs with these stations as "INVALID".
Note: The term INVALID in Club Log only means that the QSO is not valid for DXCC.