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Chechnya

Defense ministry holds first conscription in 20 years in Chechnya
A first group of conscripts from Chechnya has recently started service in Russia’s Southern Federal District, making it the first time in decades that the troubled region has started sending its young men to the federal military forces.

17.11.2014 08:32

ISIS commander 'Omar the Chechen' allegedly killed
The Islamic State military commander "Omar the Chechen,” who threatened Russia with a jihadist onslaught, has been eliminated, said Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov. He posted a photo on Instagram which he says is proof.

13.11.2014 14:42

Crazy horse! Chechen leader asks Germany to say sorry to his nags
The head of the Chechen Republic has ironically called the refusal to pay prize money to his horses “a disgraceful page in Germany’s history” and added that German authorities will have to pay “multi-million compensation” over the scandal.

20.10.2014 08:01

170 kg of explosives destroyed in Russia's Dagestan
Russian security forces have prevented a series of potentially “resonant” terrorist attacks, destroying almost 170 kg of explosives in the southern Republic of Dagestan. Two policemen and a militant were killed in the operation.

06.10.2014 17:51

​A not so ‘frozen’ conflict in the South Caucasus
As the world is preoccupied with the events unfolding in Gaza and eastern Ukraine, another zone of conflict has flared up in the South Caucasus.

08.08.2014 14:53

‘Chechens in Donetsk?! I didn’t order it, tell me more’ – Kadyrov on CNN report
The head of Russia’s Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, denied allegations of Chechen fighters being sent to eastern Ukraine, spun by Western and pro-Kiev media. CNN even interviewed one man on the subject, claiming he was a “former Russian cop.”

26.05.2014 17:09

Politkovskaya killer suspect delivered guilty verdict by jury
A Moscow city court jury has found five men guilty of taking part in the murder of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya. One of the convicted men, a nephew of a Chechen crime lord, was named the reporter’s killer.

20.05.2014 19:04

Murderous Ukrainian ultra-nationalist dead – after 2 decades of violent thuggery
Notorious ultra-nationalist leader Aleksandr Muzychko has been shot dead by Ukrainian special forces after going on the rampage amid Ukraine's current turmoil. Muzychko’s death followed many years of unpunished militant activity in neo-Nazi organizations.

25.03.2014 09:24

Notorious Ukrainian nationalist on international wanted list over Chechnya killings
Russia’s Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case against notorious Ukrainian nationalist, Aleksandr Muzychko. The Ukrainian is accused of torturing and murdering at least 20 captured Russian soldiers as he fought alongside the Chechen militants.

07.03.2014 09:45

Ukraine nationalist leader calls on 'most wanted' terrorist Umarov 'to act against Russia'
A leader of the Ukrainian radical group Pravy Sektor (Right Sector), Dmitry Yarosh, has called on Russia’s most wanted terrorist Doku Umarov to act against Russia in an address posted on Right Sector’s page in VKontakte social network.

01.03.2014 18:08

Terrorist leaders considered alive until proven dead - Medvedev
Answering a question about reports that the top Chechen terrorist Doku Umarov is dead, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev noted that law enforcers have not yet obtained solid proof of this.

23.01.2014 07:32

Tamerlan Tsarnaev believed he was being fed orders through ‘majestic mind control’
Slain suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev said he heard voices in his head and believed in the concept of influencing others by way of “majestic mind control,” according to a new report.

16.12.2013 15:24