Tag: Islamists in Russia

Moscow and the Islamist Challenge: Three Disturbing Developments

May 18, 2016

Three developments over the last few days – a clash in Dagestan that ISIS has taken responsibility for, Russian interest in an alliance with the Afghan Taliban, and Patriarch Kirill’s statement that Orthodox Christians and Muslims must stand together against the Christian West — raise some disturbing questions

Putin ‘Played No Less Role’ in Creation of ISIS than Stalin did in Rise of Nazis, Shmulyevich Says

November 21, 2015

Staunton, November 16 Vladimir Putin should be compared with Stalin rather than with Hitler, Avraam Shmulyevich says, not only because he is seeking to use an east-west alliance to legitimize his seizure of territory but also because Putin has played “no less a role” in the creation of ISIS than the Soviet dictator did in […]

Russia and Other Post-Soviet States Supplying Twenty Percent of Foreigners Fighting for ISIS, FSB Says

November 12, 2015

Staunton, November 11 – The post-Soviet states are currently supplying 7,000 of the 30,000 foreigners who have gone to Syria to fight for ISIS, according to Yevgeny Sysoyev, the deputy director of the FSB; with a large share of these coming from Muslim regions in the Russian Federation itself. On the one hand, he told […]

Russia Update: Six Islamist Militants Killed in Nalchik Said to be ISIS Members

July 24, 2015

Six Islamist militants shot dead by police in Kabardino-Balkaria, a republic in Russia’s North Caucasus, were said to be members of ISIS. 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. Special features: – ‘I […]