Tag: North Caucasus

Leaders of Ingushetia and Chechnya Provide Details on Police Battalions From Their Republics Sent to Syria

February 15, 2017

Both the leaders of Ingushetia and Chechnya have provided details on the military police battalions that have been sent from their republics to serve in Syria.

Moscow Struggling to Coordinate Counter-Terrorist Effort in North Caucasus

January 2, 2016

Moscow Struggling to Coordinate Counter-Terrorist Effort in North Caucasus 2016-01-02 21:09:16 Staunton, VA, January 2, 2016  —  Moscow is finding it increasingly difficult to coordinate the various agencies involved in its counter-terrorist effort in the North Caucasus, and its shortcomings in that regard are “being paid for by the blood” of local residents, according to Rasul […]

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 […]

Russia Update: Leader of Terrorist Group Killed in FSB Raid in Dagestan; 160 Militants ‘Liquidated’ This Year

December 28, 2015

Live Updates: Officers of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and Interior Ministry killed a leader of a terrorist group in Dagestan today during a raid, bringing the total killed this year to 160. 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 […]

Thanks to Putin, Chechnya in ‘Final Stage of Establishing Independence,’ Yashin Says

December 25, 2015

Staunton, December 25 — Vladimir Putin rose to power with a promise to suppress Chechnya’s drive for independence, but his actions in recent years, including his new decision to hand over to Grozny the oil refinery there have put that North Caucasus republic on “the final stage” toward the establishment of an independent country, according […]

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 […]