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Latest North Caucasus News

Russian Army Drafting Men From Chechnya For First Time In 20 Years

Young men from Chechnya are being drafted into Russia's armed forces for the first time in 20 years. More

Video Georgian Defends Locals' Motives For Joining Syria Fight

A resident of Georgia's restive Pankisi Gorge has told RFE/RL's Georgian Service that he knows one of his countrymen accused this week by the United States of aiding extremist groups like Islamic State (IS) in Syria and defended natives of his poverty-stricken area who go there "to help the poor Syrian people." More

Former Prosecutor's Aide In Daghestan Gets 11 Years In Jail

A former prosecutor's aide in Daghestan's western city of Khasavyurt has been sentenced to 11 years in jail. More

Militant Killed, Police Officer Wounded In Daghestan

Police in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan have killed a militant wanted for his alleged involvement in attacks against law enforcement officers. More

EBRD Lowers Forecasts Due To Ukraine

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says the Ukraine crisis is weighing heavily on economies where the bank operates, including Central and Southeastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. More

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Latest Blog Posts

18 Years A Slave In Daghestan

Over the past three years, Russian media have periodically reported the release from slavery of men forced against their will to work at Daghestan's numerous brickworks. More

Cause of Kabardian Journalist’s Death Still Unclear

Seven weeks after Kabardian journalist and human rights activist Timur Kuashev was found dead on the outskirts of Nalchik, the precise cause of his death remains unclear. More
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Features & Commentary

In Beslan, Struggle For A 'New Life' Decade After Tragedy

Nadezhda Guriyeva watched two of her children die in the 2004 Beslan school terrorist attack. Ten years later, as with many touched by the tragedy, a new life remains elusive for Guriyeva.

It Takes A Village To Find Ramzan Kadyrov's Phone

When Ramzan Kadyrov misplaces his cell phone, there's hell to pay. After the Chechen strongman reportedly lost his mobile at a museum opening, police are said to have held hundreds of people in an effort to locate it.
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