Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.
The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week and feature Is Putin Really Reining in Hard-Liners? Fact-Checking Gordon Hahn’s Article In The Moscow Times
Last night gunmen reportedly from the terrorist group Caucasus Emirates have taken over the Press House in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya and this morning have occupied a school. It is the first terrorist attack in the capital since 2011. At least 6 terrorists have reportedly already been killed, and at least 10 law-enforcers have been killed and 20 wounded.
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