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.
Chechnya’s Parliament Speaker has harshly criticized recent statements by Krasnodar Region Governor Aleksandr Tkachev on migration policy and his proposal to deploy Cossack patrols to hamper immigration from North Caucasian republics.
At least three Interior Ministry soldiers were killed and several more wounded in two explosions near Grozny, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Chechnya. Remains from a suicide bomb-belt were found at the scene.
Militant emissary Akhmed Zakayev would like to return from the UK to Chechnya, but he fully depends on foreign special services and on self-exiled billionaire Boris Berezovsky, says Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.