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Ilgar Mollachiev, better known as Emir Abdul Madzhid (Majid), was the militant leader of the Shariat Jamaat of the Caucasian Front in the Second Chechen War, in the volatile southern Russian republic of Dagestan. He was the deputy of Rappani Khalilov until Khalilov's death in September 2007. He was then appointed the new leader of the Shariat Jamaat by the orders of Dokka Umarov. His nationality was Tsakhur.
Gamzat-bek (Arabic: حمزة بك = Ḥamzah Bek, Avar: ХIамзат Бек, Chechen: Хьамзат Бек, Гамзат-бек in Russian), Hamza-Bek, (1789 — October 1(September 19), 1834) was the second imam of the Caucasian Imamate, who succeeded Ghazi Mollah upon his death in 1832.
Hadji Murad (Russian: Хаджи-Мурат, Avar: XӀажи Мурад) (late 1790s - April 23 (N.S. May 5), 1852) was an important Avar leader during the resistance of the peoples of Dagestan and Chechnya in 1811-1864 against the incorporation of the region into the Russian Empire.
Said Afandi al-Chirkawi (Avar: ЧӀикӀаса СагӀид афанди, Russian: Шейх Саид Афанди аль-Чиркави; 21 October 1937 - 28 August 2012) was a prominent scholar in Shafii mazhab and a spiritual master, or "Murshid Kamil". He was killed by a female suicide bomber on 28 August 2012.
Magomet Imadutinovich Gadzhiyev (Russian: Магомет Имадутдинович Гаджиев; 20 December 1907 - 13 June 1942) was a Soviet Navy submarine commander and Hero of the Soviet Union. He fought and died during World War II.
Qazi Mullah (Russian: Кази-Мулла, Kazi-Mulla, 1795–1832) was an Islamic scholar and ascetic, who was the first Imam of the Caucasian Imamate (from 1828 to 1832). He was a staunch ally of Imam Shamil. He promoted Sharia, spiritual purification, and facilitated a jihad against the invading Russians. He was also one of the prime supporters of "Muridism", a strict obedience to Koranic laws used by imams to increase religio-patriotic fervor in the Caucasus.
Gaidar Malikovich Gadzhiyev (Гаджиев, Гейдар Маликович) (August 5, 1953-December 1, 2001) was a Russian (ethnic Avar) Strategic Missile Troops major general. He has been a deputy military commandant of Dagestan since 1998, and was in in charge of the Urus-Martanovsky District in Chechnya when he was killed in suicide attack by a young local woman Ayza Gazuyeva in revenge for him personally having killed her husband in front of her eyes. He was awarded the Order of Courage in 2001, and posthumously the medal and title of Hero of the Russian Federation "for courage and heroism in the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus" in 2002.
Rasul Chunayev Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler. He is a European vise-champion in men's Greco-Roman wrestling.
Mansur Mustafaevich Isaev (Russian: Мансу́р Мустафа́евич Иса́ев) (born Kizilyurt, Dagestan; 23 September 1986) is a Russian judoka. In 2012, he won in the finals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the class -73 kg against the Japanese Riki Nakaya. This was Russia's second gold medal in the Games, after judoka Arsen Galstyan's victory two days earlier in Men's 60 kg.
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