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Latest North Caucasus News

U.S. Adds Caucasus Emirate Leader To Terrorist List

The United States has designated a senior leader of the Islamist insurgency in Russia's North Caucasus as a terrorist, subjecting him to sanctions. More

Man To Face Trial In 'Honor Killing' Case In Chechnya

A man in Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya is facing trial for the killing of his daughter. More

The gate of a prison in northern Chechnya (file photo)

Chechen Man Faces Trial For Feeding Alleged Militant

A man accused of buying food for a militant in Russia's Chechnya region faces trial on charges of acting as an accomplice to armed outlaws. More

Rights Envoy Kept From Nemtsov Suspect

The head of the Russian presidential human rights council says he has not been allowed to visit detained suspects in the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. More

Andrei Babushkin

Activist Barred From Visiting Nemtsov Slaying Suspects After Torture Claim

A Russian human rights activist has been questioned by investigators after he said there were signs a suspect in opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's killing was tortured. More

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Kremlin Envoy: Over 1,500 North Caucasians Fighting Alongside IS

The Kremlin envoy added that the ideology of the "previously active" group the Caucasus Emirate could serve as a breeding ground for the spreading of IS ideology in the North Caucasus. More

Daghestani Offers How-To Guide For Joining IS In Syria

Part one of the guide, titled Advice To Those Who Are Relocating, sheds light on routes to Syria taken by militants in the North Caucasus and gives practical advice for would-be IS militants seeking to leave the North Caucasus and reach 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.

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.
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