Tuesday 1 March 2011
February 06, 2011
Umarov Video Vows 'Blood And Tears'
A new video purportedly by Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov has warned that Russia will have another year of "blood and tears" unless it withdraws from the North Caucasus territories. The video, posted on the Islamist website www.kavkazcenter.com February 4, did not mention the airport bombing in Moscow last month that killed 36 people
February 02, 2011
'We Won't Burn Down Their Homes Like They Do In Chechnya'
Kabardino-Balkaria Republic President Arsen Kanokov recently convened a press conference in Nalchik at which he outlined proposals for cracking down on the Islamic insurgents who since last May have killed dozens of police and local officials, including the republic's mufti.
January 27, 2011
It May Be Too Late For A New North Caucasus Policy
Faced with the galloping jihadization in the region, Russian experts are ever more frequently calling for a new state policy for the North Caucasus. Such calls are misguided insofar there can be no one-size-fits-all set of measures, only individually tailored solutions for specific republics.
January 26, 2011
Was Daghestan Jamaat Behind Domodedovo Bombing?
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the deadly blast at Moscow's Domodedovo airport. But Russian media have floated the idea that the suicide bomber was linked to the Daghestan wing of the North Caucasus insurgency, whose leader warned last October that his men would continue to "inflict horrors on the unbelievers" on their own territory.
January 25, 2011
Your Responses: 'What Boorishness...It Is To Talk Politics When People Are Dying!'
Russians have reacted with shock and grief to the tragic terrorist bombing of Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on January 24. Here we present translations of some of the comments left on the website of RFE/RL’s Russian Service and other popular Russian-language websites.
January 18, 2011
Vienna Murder Suspect Wounded In Chechnya Attack
A man wounded in an attack on Chechen members of the Russian military unit has belatedly been identified as a Chechen policeman wanted in Austria in connection with the murder in Vienna two years ago of Umar Israilov, a former member of Chechen leader's bodyguard.
January 14, 2011
Assessing the Jihadist Threat To Azerbaijan
Over the past week, the Azerbaijani authorities have detained or formally arrested up to 30 prominent Muslim activists after the head of the unregistered pro-Iranian Islamic Party of Azerbaijan called for the overthrow of the country's "despotic regime."