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Residents Of Daghestan Celebrate Prophet Muhammad

Some 20 thousand people gathered in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan -- Makhachkala, for Mevlid -- celebrations of Prophet Muhammad and his heritage. More

Russia's Grand Mufti Says Freedom Of Expression Must Have Limits

Russia's Grand Mufti Ravil Gainutdin says freedom of expression must have its limits. More

Kyrgyz Muslims hold banners saying "We love Muhammad" during a rally against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Bishkek on January 20.

'I Am Not Charlie' Rally In Kyrgyzstan

Some 1,000 people have demonstrated at a protest in Kyrgyzstan's capital against caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, saying cartoons like those published by French weekly Charlie Hebdo "insult the feelings of religious believers." More

WATCH: Chechens protest against Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Photogallery Chechnya Rally Hails Muslim Prophet, Assails West

A huge crowd turned out in the capital of Russia's tightly controlled, mostly Muslim Chechnya region for a demonstration against "insulting the feelings of religious believers." More

Ingushetians Protest Prophet Cartoons

Thousands of people have marched in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia to protest Western publications that insult the Prophet Muhammad. More

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Chechen On Trial In Austria For Fighting With IS In Syria

A 30-year-old Chechen man is standing trial in Austria on charges of fighting with the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and sending militants money. More

The Unstoppable Rise Of Ramzan Kadyrov

Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov, who celebrated his 38th birthday on October 5, may not yet be the second-most-powerful political figure in the Russian Federation. But that is not for want of self-promotion. More
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Features & Commentary

Russia's Foreign Legion Of Doubt

If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first.

Chechen Exile's Claims Evoke Bloody Trail Traced To Russia

A former Chechen separatist official claims he was abducted and tortured by Russian security agents in France, the latest in series of incidents in recent years of Chechen exiles allegedly being targeted abroad.
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