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Latest North Caucasus News

'Militants Killed' In North Caucasus

Russian authorities says three militants, including the leader of an armed group, have been killed in the Kabardino-Balkaria region in the volatile North Caucasus. More

Alleged Co-Organizer Of 2002 Moscow Theater Attack Arrested

A Russian court says a suspected organizer of a deadly 2002 hostage siege at a Moscow theater has been arrested. More

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov  (file photo)

Kadyrov 'Wants To Fight' In Ukraine

The Kremlin-backed head of Russia's Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, has sparked controversy by saying he is "ready to resign and fight" alongside pro-Russian separatists in their conflict with governent forces in eastern Ukraine. More

Poet Yevtushenko Hospitalized in Russia After Fall

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. More

Russia 'Must Stop Persecuting' Chechnya Activists

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have called on Russian authorities to take measures to end a campaign of "persecution" against human rights defenders in Chechnya and to offer them protection. More

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Putin Warns Kadyrov In Connection With Reprisals Against Militants’ Families

In the course of his annual press conference on December 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin made clear his disapproval of the reprisals undertaken against the families of the fighters who attacked Grozny on December 4. More

Martial Artist Or Militant? Chechen On Trial Denies Fighting In Syria

A Chechen man standing trial on charges of fighting with militants in Syria is innocent and has never been to that country, his lawyer has said. More
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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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