Welcome to our 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
Terrorists who bombed a train station and bus in December 2013 have been sentenced to 19 years of labor camp, and their helpers to 3 years, 10 months of labor colony. Two attacks, in which 40 people were killed and more than 100 injured, rocked Russia before the Olympics last year, which ultimately passed without incident. But the gunfight leaving 10 police and 6 terrorists dead in Grozny this week indicate that the insurgency in the North Caucasus continues.
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