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​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

‘Regional heads must answer for its people’s behavior like I do’ – Chechnya’s Kadyrov
The head of each Russian region must answer for the behavior of its people living in other parts of the country, head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said after president Putin touched upon the ethnic issue in his annual address to the Federal Assembly.

12.12.2013 13:44

Russian MPs brawl over monument to 19th-century Chechen conflict
A Russian nationalist party leader and a Duma MP from Chechnya began a brawl after failing to settle an argument over a monument to the 19th-century war in the Caucasus. The fight ended abruptly after the Chechen politician dropped a golden pistol.

04.12.2013 08:20

Uproar after LibDem leader suggests curfew, birth control to tackle terrorism in N. Caucasus
The leader of Russia’s nationalist LDPR party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, may face criminal charges for “inciting ethnic and religious hatred” following his proposal to implement birth control in the North Caucasus as an anti-terrorist measure.

26.10.2013 16:21

3 police dead, 6 wounded in suicide bombing, attempted attacks in Russia’s south
A suicide attacker set off a powerful bomb near a police station in Russia’s Chechen Republic, killing three officers. His possible accomplice injured two policemen in neighboring Ingushetia while a third one wearing a suicide vest was detained.

16.09.2013 09:20

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