Tag: Kavkazskaya politika

‘Perfect Storm’ over Land May Push the North Caucasus into Chaos, Sokolov Says

April 16, 2015

Staunton, April 9 – The Kavkazskaya Politika portal has launched a new series of articles that pose the question as to what “a perfect storm” might look like that would overthrow the existing political order; whether such a whirlwind is approaching; and how both regional elites and Moscow might be able to cope. The first […]

Ukrainian Events Keep Moscow From Addressing Cossack Genocide Of 1920s

January 26, 2015

Staunton, January 25 – Ninety-six years ago, the Soviet government launched what became a decade-long campaign to “de-Cossackize” Russia, a campaign that Cossacks remember as “yet another genocide” in the Caucasus and a reminder that relations between the Cossacks and the state are more complicated and conflicted than most assume. As portrayed in Hollywood movies […]

15 Years On, Suspicions About Putin’s Involvement in Apartment Bombings Linger in Russia

September 8, 2014

Staunton, September 6 – This month marks the 15th anniversary of the 1999 apartment bombings in Russia that sparked the rise of Vladimir Putin to the Russian presidency and the opening of a new Russian war against Chechnya. Moscow’s failure to investigate fully what happened means that suspicions about the authorship of these terrorist acts […]