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Councilman Gunned Down In Russia's Daghestan

A local physician and lawmaker has been gunned down in the Caspian port city of Derbent in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan. More

Tsarnaev's Lawyer Admits He Planted 2013 Boston Marathon Bombs

Gruesome details of injuries sustained by victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings were recounted to jurors in Boston on March 4 as lawyers for the ethnic Chechen on trial for the attack admitted he carried out the assault. More

Six Suspected Militants Reportedly Killed in Daghestan

Russian news agencies say six suspected militants have been killed in a security operation in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan. More

Three Suspected Militants Reportedly Killed in Daghestan

Russian news agencies say three suspected militants were killed in a security operation in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan on February 25. More

Ingushetia Commemorates Deportation Victims, Chechnya Does Not

Residents of Ingushetia are remembering the victims of the Soviet Union's 1944 deportation of Chechens and Ingush from the North Caucasus. More

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Is Another Miscarriage Of Justice Imminent In Karachayevo-Cherkessia?

In many respects, Karachayevo-Cherkessia is the poster child among the republics of the North Caucasus. But one trend that mars this picture is the apparent lack of professionalism and objectivity of the republic's courts. More

Were Chechen Security Personnel Responsible For Nemtsov's Death?

For many in both Russia and the West, the Kremlin is inevitably the prime suspect in the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. But the possibility of a Chechen connection should not be dismissed out of hand, given Nemtsov's repeated criticism of Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov. More
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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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