Tag: Islamism in Russia

Official Repression of Salafis in North Caucasus Seen Radicalizing Other Muslims There

January 1, 2016

A Baker’s Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 17 2016-01-02 20:24:57 Staunton, VA, January 1, 2016 — The flood of news stories from a country as large, diverse and strange as the Russian Federation often appears to be is far too large for anyone to keep up with. But there needs to be a way […]

Far More Young People from Russia Now Fighting with Islamists than Moscow Admits, Yarlykarov Says

November 23, 2015

Staunton, November 23 There are thousands more North Caucasians as well as other citizens of the Russian Federation fighting on the side of the Islamists in the Middle East that Moscow admits, Akhmet Yarlykarpov says, the result in large measure of an ISIS recruiting effort that the Russian authorities have not yet found a way […]

‘Putin Not Interested in Fighting Islamism But Promoting Instability and Undermining the West,’ Eidman Says

November 17, 2015

Staunton, November 16 Western countries may be willing to form a “tactical” alliance with Russia about the fight against ISIS, but any such accord will have limited value both because “the struggle with Islamism doesn’t interest Putin” and because “history shows” that the Kremlin leader will violate it whenever it suits him, Igor Eidman says. […]

Russia Update: Chechen Suspect Reportedly Offended at ‘Negative Comments’ by Nemtsov on Islam

March 9, 2015

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. According to a source in the investigation, Zaur Dadayev, the former Chechen policeman charged in the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, has claimed his motive […]

Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

March 1, 2015

As can be expected, there is a wide range of theories now being published and discussed about the possible forces behind the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down February 27, two days before he was to lead a protest march against the Russian government’s war on Ukraine and its anti-crisis measures. […]

Unrest isn’t ‘Spreading’ from Chechnya Across the North Caucasus; It’s Been There All Along

December 7, 2014

Staunton, December 6 – The violence in Chechnya this week has led many Russian and Western commentators to suggest that the unrest there is about to spread to other parts of the North Caucasus, but such analyses are wrong: unrest throughout the region has been there all along. It has only been exacerbated in recent […]