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Latest North Caucasus News

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

Suspected IS Militant Detained In Moscow

Russian intelligence agents have detained a man suspected of being a militant from the Islamic State extremist group currently active in Syria and Iraq. More

Legendary Soviet Actor Donatas Banionis Dies At 90

Iconic Soviet-era actor Donatas Banionis has died in Vilnius at the age of 90. More

Islamic State Threatens Russia

Russian media reports say Islamic State militants, in a video published online, have threatened to start a war in Chechnya and other provinces of Russia's mostly Muslim North Caucasus. More

Five Bodies Found In Daghestan

Security forces in Russia's North Caucasus province of Daghestan were searching for armed militants after police found the bodies of five people with gunshot wounds in a car in the capital, Makhachkala. More

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Latest Blog Posts

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

Daghestan's Supreme Court Overturns Medic's Acquittal

Those who greeted the acquittal by a Makhachkala court of a respected anesthesiologist of membership of the Islamic insurgency as evidence that Russia's judges do occasionally return a fair verdict have been disillusioned. 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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