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.
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.
French film star Gerard Depardieu – who fled his country over a tax scandal and was offered citizenship in Russia - announced he plans to make a movie in Chechnya after dancing and feasting with the republic’s leader.
Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov has urged law enforcers and religious and public activists to increase their efforts in fight against charlatans who cash in on people’s troubles in Russia’s North Caucasian republic.
Two men, wanted for at least 5 terrorist acts, have been killed in a special forces operation in Chechnya. The Gakayev brothers were deemed more dangerous than militant Doku Umarov, by Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.
The assassination of journalist Anna Politkovskaya wasn’t just retaliation for her investigative reporting – it was also meant to send a message, a senior investigator involved in the ongoing high-profile case claimed.
Musa is one of Grozny's many share taxi drivers, but he’s also a local celebrity for giving free rides to those in need. It's all part of his daily routine, which saw him saving dozens of lives during the Chechen conflict.