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Chechnya

‘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

FBI investigates exiled Chechen militant in connection with Boston bombing
A former Chechen militant who moved to the United States in 2004 admitted this week to meeting with accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev only weeks before the grizzly terrorist attack.

17.05.2013 16:44

Moscow perplexed by UK ‘terror warning’ for visiting Russia
Russia is bewildered by a British Foreign Office warning against its citizens visiting the Russian North Caucus republics, including Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan, due to a “high threat from terrorism”.

06.05.2013 17:38

Tsarnaev support leaflets spring up in Chechnya, Kyrgyzstan, stir controversy
As the probe into the Boston Marathon bombing continues, leaflets voicing support for the attack's surviving suspect have appeared in the capital of Russia’s Republic of Chechnya, in Kyrgyzstan, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was born, and in Kazakhstan.

03.05.2013 18:18

Putin on Boston bombings: World faces terrorists never referred to as such by West
The deadly bombing of the Boston Marathon lends credence to Russia’s position that terrorism is a shared global threat that must never be exploited for political gain, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

25.04.2013 09:08

Hear no evil see no evil: Boston awakens sleeping US to Chechen danger
It took nearly two decades and an attack in the shape of the Boston bombings for many Americans to discover that Chechen militants – those, who are attacking innocent civilians, can be something other than “rebels” or “freedom fighters”.

22.04.2013 14:05

From freedom fighters to terrorists: Identity of Boston bombers shifts US attitudes to Chechnya
The revelation that the two brothers suspected to be behind the Boston Marathon attack are ethnic Chechens has led the US establishment to perform a rapid volte-face towards the previously sympathetically-viewed region and cause.

19.04.2013 21:48

‘Russia warned US of Chechen immigrants’
The US may be shocked that the terrorist suspects behind the Boston bombings are Chechen natives, but Russia has long cautioned Washington about giving asylum to Islamists from the North Caucasus, political analyst Dmitry Babich told RT.

19.04.2013 15:35

Chechnya builds ‘2nd-largest mosque’ in Israel after Al-Aqsa
Russia’s Chechen Republic is funding the construction of a mosque which it claims will be the second-largest in Israel after the famous Al-Aqsa. It will be located just 10 km from Jerusalem and hold several thousands of worshippers at a time.

09.03.2013 11:28