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Chechnya

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

Nationalist icon’s murder a ‘tit for tat’ killing by Chechens – source
The murder of Yury Budanov, a disgraced former Russian Colonel, is most probably revenge for the kidnapping and killing of a Chechen teenager, Elsa Kungayeva, or other Chechen campaign victims, a source in the Russian law enforcement said.

02.07.2011 09:15

Dozens of militants find way into Russia
Dozens of militants have reportedly crossed Russia's border with Georgia into the North Caucasus. This comes as Russian officials warn of an ongoing terrorist surge in the country.

01.07.2011 14:15

Top terrorist liquidated in Russia’s Caucasus
The leader of a criminal group which plotted a failed terror attack in Moscow on New Year’s Eve in 2010 has been killed in the Russian republic of Dagestan.

19.06.2011 17:57

Court clears rights activist Orlov of slandering Chechen leader Kadyrov
A Moscow district court on Tuesday acquitted the head of Russia’s major Human Rights NGO, Memorial, Oleg Orlov, of slandering the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov.

14.06.2011 13:39

Nationalist icon killed in central Moscow
Yury Budanov, a disgraced Russian colonel sentenced for kidnapping and killing a Chechen teenager, has been killed in central Moscow. Some Russian nationalists believe him to be a hero unjustly jailed to pacify Chechens.

June 10, 2011 16:45

Former colonel convicted of killing girl in Chechnya shot dead in Moscow
A former Russian army colonel convicted of kidnapping and killing a young Chechen girl in 2003, was shot dead in Moscow on Friday.

10.06.2011 09:07

Politkovskaya murder suspect arrest – only one step towards solving crime
The man suspected of killing Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been brought to Moscow for interrogation. Prosecutors believe they are a little closer to solving the murder, one of the most high-profile slayings in recent Russian memory.

01.06.2011 05:17

Suspected killer of journalist Politkovskaya detained in Chechnya
The suspected killer of famous journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been detained in Chechnya and has now arrived in Moscow, Russian media reported.

31.05.2011 11:06

Chechen leader Kadyrov praises US for putting top terrorist on wanted list
The head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov said that he welcomes the US authorities’ decision to put Doku Umarov and his accomplices on the list of most wanted international terrorists.

27.05.2011 07:33

Maradona opens stadium in Grozny
A whole bunch of football celebrities, including arguably the best footballer in history, Diego Maradona, arrived in Grozny on Wednesday evening for the opening ceremony of a brand new stadium in the Chechen capital.

11.05.2011 21:14