5 November 2005 -- Colleagues of a respected Islamic scholar in the Caucasus region of Kabardino-Balkariya said today the scholar was missing after being questioned by security forces last night.
After ill-equipped teenagers attacked Nalchik's police buildings last month, Kabardino-Balkariya's newly elected leader has vowed to take a different tack against non-official Islam from his predecessor. A special RFE/RL report.
A recent opinion poll in Nazran, home to one in four people in Ingushetia, reflects a high level of pent-up discontent.
Lidiya Yusupova, a lawyer from the Chechen capital Grozny, is set to receive this year's prestigious Rafto human-rights award.
4 November 2005 -- Members of a North Caucasus Cherkess minority group are demanding that the Russian government recognize mass deportations and killings that occurred during tsarist-era wars as genocide.
3 November 2005 -- Police in Russia's southern republic of Daghestan claimed today they killed a militant leader and detained eight other suspected militants in an operation near the Chechen border.
2 November 2005 -- Georgia has warned Russia against using natural gas prices for political pressure or face the dismantling of a pipeline network supplying the south Caucasus energy market.
Vladimir Putin (file photo) (epa)
2 November 2005 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin today called for a common European effort to fight global terrorism.
2 November 2005 (RFE/RL) -- A delegation from the Council of Europe is traveling to Chechnya today, RFE/RL's Russian Service reported.
In remarks to journalists before arriving in the Netherlands, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Europeans of being soft on terrorism, with what he called a traditional tendency to appease.
Muslims and human rights campaigners in Russia have joined forces to denounce what they describe as a persistent campaign of harassment and detentions targeting Muslims in the country.
31 October 2005 -- Chechen President Alu Alkhanov today said there have been about 200 abductions in Chechnya this year.