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Three Get Life In Prison For Killing Of Muslim Leader In Daghestan

The top court in Russia's Daghestan region on April 21 sentenced three men to life in prison for helping a female suicide bomber kill an influential moderate Muslim leader in 2012. More

WATCH: Five Militants Reported Killed In Fighting In Daghestan

Video Militants, Russia Say Caucasus Insurgent Leader Kebekov Dead

Russian authorities and militant websites say Aliaskhab Kebekov, the leader of the Caucasus Emirate insurgent group, has been killed in Daghestan. More

Three Alleged Militants Said Killed In Daghestan

Russian authorities say three suspected militants have been killed by security forces in the violence-plagued North Caucasus province of Daghestan. Some Russian media reported that the dead could include the leader of the Caucasus Emirate, the main Islamic insurgent group in the region, but there was no official comment. More

Kizlyar Central Mosque In Russia's Daghestan Destroyed By Fire

The central mosque in the city of Kizlyar in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan has been destroyed by fire. More

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is shown before his arrest with a sniper's laser sight trained on his head as he surrenders to authorities on April 19, 2013, after a massive manhunt.

Dzhokar Tsarnaev Found Guilty

A federal jury has found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. More

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Caucasus Emirate Leader Killed In Daghestan

The North Caucasus insurgency has confirmed that one of the insurgents killed during a counterterror operation on April 19 on the outskirts of the Daghestani town of Buinaksk was Aliaskhab Kebekov, aka Amir Ali Abu-Muhammad, the leader of the Caucasus Emirate. More

Confusion As Russian Police Claim To Kill 'Militant' Recruiter For Syria

Confusion has arisen after security authorities in Russia's North Caucasus region of Kabardino-Balkaria claimed that a man shot dead by police in the capital had been recruiting militants to fight in Syria. More
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Features & Commentary

'Absolute Schizophrenia' Reigns In Kadyrov's Chechnya, Says Filmmaker

Manon Loizeau, a French documentary filmmaker, has produced numerous works on the restive recent history of Chechnya. She speaks to RFE/RL's Russian Service about her latest, "Chechnya: War Without Trace," which looks at life under pro-Kremlin strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.

In Annals Of Russian Crime, North Caucasians Remain Popular Scapegoat

The arrest of five North Caucasus men in the assassination of Russian oppositionist Boris Nemtsov has stirred suspicions the Kremlin may be attempting to use the restive region as a convenient scapegoat -- another instance where Chechens and other Caucasians take the heat for a high-profile crime.
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