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Chechnya

‘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

Depardieu eyes making ‘big film’ in Russia’s Chechen Republic
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.

February 25, 2013 15:33

Witch hunt: Chechen leader calls to eliminate quacks
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.

11.02.2013 14:32

Two most wanted Chechen militants killed in counterterrorist operation
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.

24.01.2013 19:06

Ex-police officer sentenced to 11 years in jail for involvement in murder of Politkovskaya
Former police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov was found guilty of involvement in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya and faces 11 years in a maximum security penal colony, ruled a Moscow Court.

14.12.2012 11:28

Chechen leader blasts ‘end of the world’ news as sinful rumors
Ramzan Kadyrov of Chechnya has told his people that all talk of the possible end of the world on December 21 was sinful for true Muslims as the precise date is only known to the Almighty.

11.12.2012 14:53

Politkovskaya's killer hoped to 'intimidate journalists and authorities' - investigator
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.

09.11.2012 11:00

Prosecutors to finalize charges in Politkovskaya murder case
Russia’s Central Investigative Committee has forwarded the case of a man suspected of killing reporter Anna Politkovskaya to prosecutor in order to finalize the official charges.

23.10.2012 12:26

'The first people of freedom': Courageous share taxi driver recalls life in Chechen warzone
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.

30.09.2012 07:10

Chechnya court outlaws ‘Innocence of Muslims’ prompting nationwide ban
A court in the Chechen capital Grozny has ruled the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ as extremist material, allowing the authorities to block access to it all over the Russian Federation.

28.09.2012 10:53

Islam is inseparable part of Russia’s society and culture - Putin
President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian Hajj Mission on its 10th anniversary, and said that Islam has become integral to Russia’s religious, cultural and social fabric.

30.08.2012 10:46