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Chechnya

No crime case after footballer beating in Chechnya
The Investigating Department of the Republic of Chechnya has refused to initiate a criminal case into the beating of FC Krasnodar player, Spartak Gogniev, during a match against Terek Grozny reserves in November last year.

10.02.2012 22:38

Kadyrov slams Western media for turning terrorist mouthpiece
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov has accused Western media of cynicism and immorality for quoting terrorist Doku Umarov, who is behind numerous attacks on civilians in Russia.

08.02.2012 14:11

Chechen leader Kadyrov to leave politics
The leader of Russia’s Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, says he is going to leave politics and focus on his family. He also expressed support for the current idea of resuming direct elections of Russian regional governors.

24.01.2012 09:43

‘Chechnya doesn’t want independence’ - Kadyrov
Chechnya does not seek independence and values its status within Russia, says head of the Chechen republic Ramzan Kadyrov.

29.12.2011 13:44

Shock video: Footballer brutally beaten at game in Chechnya
Football’s World Players’ Union (FIFPro) are going to show FIFA and UEFA the footage of an attack on FC Krasnodar footballer Spartak Gogniev, which happened during a match in Chechnya.

30.11.2011 08:07

From bloodshed to bling - a new beginning for Russia's Caucasus
Russia's Caucasus, long synonymous with violence, is struggling to overturn the stereotype. With football and glamorous celebrity parties gilding the region’s tarnished image, it seems the Caucasus’ PR machine is achieving its goals.

08.11.2011 07:16

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry puzzled by Chechen friendly
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has expressed surprise over the plans of the country’s football federation (LFF) to play a friendly game on the territory of Russia’s Chechnya.

29.10.2011 06:35

Fatal shooting of Domodedovo suspects: Moscow seeks clarity
Russian investigators want Turkey to confirm the identities of two men shot dead in Istanbul in September, who may have had links to the bombing of Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. There has been speculation that the Kremlin was behind the Istanbul hit.

27.10.2011 17:34

Kadyrov under fire for lack of youth freedoms in Chechnya
Young Chechens want more freedom than what is allowed by the leader of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin’s representative in the North Caucasus, Aleksandr Khloponin, has said.

09.09.2011 12:49

Chechen bombers mimic tactics used in Iraq, Afghanistan
Death toll from Chechen attacks climbs to 9 The death toll from the suicide attacks in the Russian republic of Chechnya on August 30 has climbed to nine, Interfax news agency quoted Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliev as saying on Wednesday.

31.08.2011 06:47

Putin proposes 'cutting off' something from N. Caucasus separatists
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sharply criticized those politicians and political scientists who suggest that the Northern Caucasus should be isolated from European Russia.

24.08.2011 08:57

Federal troops tighten screws on Caucasus insurgents
Four insurgents have been killed in the course of an anti-terrorist operation in the Russian North Caucasus region on Thursday, following attacks in Dagestan and Chechnya on Wednesday.

18.08.2011 07:28