Grozny is the capital city of the Chechen Republic, Russia. The city lies on the Sunzha River. According to the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 271,573.
Grozny was known for its modern architecture and as a spa town but nearly all the town was destroyed or seriously damaged during the Chechen Wars. It is home to Chechen State University and FC Terek Grozny, which after a fifteen year absence from its hometown returned to Grozny in March 2008. Also in Grozny is Chechen State Pedagogical Institute.