The New Passport of Russian Terrorism

November 11, 2013

On October 21, a bus bombing killed six people in Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad. The perpetrator of the crime was, according to Russian authorities, Naida Asiyalova, wife of 22 year old Dmitry Sokolov, a known Dagestani militant and bomb maker. This incident was the latest chapter in what is essentially an insurgency moving at a near-glacial […]

Ethnic Tensions Explode Into Riots in Moscow

October 13, 2013

There have been nearly 450 people detained in Moscow after protests erupted over what is believed to be an ethnicly-charged murder. Russian was stabbed to death by a man said to be from the Caucasus, and “people’s assemblies” are marching on the area. Over the summer there were similar incidents in Pugachev, and ethnic tensions […]

Record Amount of Candidates and Parties for Chechnya Elections

August 5, 2013

In Chechnya, the Electoral Commission registers anyone who wishes to participate in the parliamentary elections, which resulted in a record number of candidates for parliamentary seats. The majority of registered parties do not have their offices in the republic and are not going to spend money on campaigning. “Spoilers” will help to strengthen the position […]

The Government of Dagestan Has Been Sacked

July 23, 2013

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic has been dismissed for poor performance. Anatoly Karibov, a former Deputy Prime Minister, has been appointed as an acting Prime Minister. Acting Governor of Dagestan, Ramadan Abdulatipov, sacked the whole government of the republic, claiming poor performance. This happened on Monday at a meeting on the socio-economic situation […]

“Dry Law” Passed in Protesting Pugachev

July 12, 2013

Due to the disorders gripping the city of Pugachev, the district administration has introduced a “dry law “in the city. Mikhail Babich, Russian Federation presidential representative to the Privolzhsky Federal District has arrived to investigate the situation in Saratov Region. Babich announced that the ban on the sale of alcohol is a justified measure because […]