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Chechnya

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

Chechens have nothing in common with terrorists - Kadyrov
Terrorists are using some media outlets to disseminate their ideas, the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has said, adding that the Chechen people and militants have nothing in common.

25.07.2011 07:39

Bulgarian court refuses to hand over terror suspect to Russia
A Bulgarian court of appeal has refused to extradite a Chechen national turned Austrian refugee who is considered to be a terror suspect in Russia.

21.07.2011 16:44

Investigation into Estemirova’s killing extended
The Investigative Committee of Russia has prolonged the probe into the killing of rights activist Natalya Estemirova after facing criticism from the Presidential Council on Human Rights.

15.07.2011 07:36

Northern Caucasus is inseparable from Russia – Surkov
Deputy Head of the Russian presidential administration Vladislav Surkov has said that the republics in the Northern Caucasus would always remain a part of the Russian Federation.

08.07.2011 14:45

Chechen militants kill policeman and escape
One police officer has been killed and two others wounded in a gunfight with militants in Russia's republic of Chechnya. Up to a dozen armed militants are trying to shake off the pursuit in a hard-to-reach forested area.

02.07.2011 14:03