Monday, August 03, 2015



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Sagid Murtazaliyev (right), a former free-style wrestler, speaks at a rally in Daghestan's Kizlyar district in June 2005.

Kadyrov's Daghestani Crony Wanted On Suspicion of Murder, 'Financing Terrorism'

Russia's Investigative Committee reportedly plans to issue an international arrest warrant for former wrestling champion Sagid Murtazaliyev, who currently heads the Daghestan subsidiary of the Federal Pension Fund. More

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Blogging Central Asia

Russian-built tanks roll under Tajik flags during Peace Mission 2012 joint counterterrorism military exercises of the troops from the six countries in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Khujand in June 2012.

Tajikistan: The Far Outpost Of Great Powers

The risk to Tajikistan of Afghan spillover is probably not great, but it is real. Fortunately, China, Russia, and the United States take this threat to Tajikistan very seriously, and their combined efforts arguably make Tajikistan the Central Asian state least likely to experience serious difficulties emanating from Afghanistan. More

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