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Russia - Caucasus

Lingering insurgency in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan


Russian troops established control of Chechnya in large-scale fighting in 2000; from 2000 to 2009 an insurgency was active. The insurgency continues at a small scale.
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Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 79.7 Warning (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 4
WFP Hunger Map: 2 % undernourished (overall for Russia)
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating BBB
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
News up to: Kadyrov Says Chechens In Russian Military Police In Syria 01/24 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of January 16-22 01/23 Russian police kills 2 suspected militants in North Caucasus 01/21 Residents of Chechen town of Shali decide to evict militants' family members 01/20 At rally, residents of Chechen village of Kurchaloi decide to evict militants' families 01/17 Three suspected militants detained in Chechnya 01/16 "Interfax": 60 suspects of links with IS detained in Chechnya 01/16 Resident of Ingushetia suspected of killing his son 01/15 Dangerous terrorist from group with ISIS links detained in Chechnya – Kadyrov 01/15 Russia's Chechnya chief says over 50 suspected militants detained 01/15 On January 9-15, 2016, seven persons killed in armed conflict in Northern Caucasus 01/15 Is a Trump-Putin bromance enough for a miracle in US-Russia ties? 01/14 Power agents report detention of militant who escaped after shootout in Chechnya 01/14 Power agents expand search area for militant in Chechnya 01/13 HRC "Memorial": information about murder of Madina Shakhbieva, detained in Chechnya, confirmed 01/13 Ramzan Kadyrov replaces heads of four Chechen District within two days 01/13 Source: one Tsotsi-Yurt casualty was earlier convicted militant 01/12 Russia's Chechnya chief says dozens of militants captured: reports 01/11 Chechnya's Kadyrov Says Police Killed Four Militants, Detained Dozens 01/11 Russia steps up military presence in Syria, despite Putin promise 01/11 Chechens burn photos of ISIS chief Baghdadi in capital Grozny to denounce terrorist group 01/10 Suspected Militant Extradited From Czech Republic To Russia 01/10 Chechen SAM starts receiving relatives of warfare victims 01/10 All relatives of those killed in CTO in Grozny released from police 01/07 Chechen residents protest against postponement of identification of human remains from mass grave 01/04 New Year celebration passed in Grozny under increased security measures 01/03 Algerian terror suspect wins 21-year-long legal battle to stay in UK 01/03 Two Militants Reported Killed In Daghestan 01/01 Three Killed In Shoot-Out in Daghestan 12/30 AP Photos: Chronicling Russia's change: 25 years of turmoil 12/26 Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals! 12/25 In Chechnya, locals report new detentions of relatives of killed suspects 12/23 Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Saddam Edogan Edition 12/22 War Porn: Splash! 12/22 Merry Christmas Jawas 12/22 Tunisia's radicalized youth 12/21 Why Chechnya conflict influences Russian action in Syria 12/21 Meanwhile in Chechnya 12/20 The Morning Vertical, December 19, 2016 12/19 Chechen Authorities Say Alleged Militant Had IS Ties 12/19 Russian police shoot dead seven militants in Chechnya 12/18 4 gunmen killed in Chechnya by police, regional leader says 12/18 Four attackers killed in Chechen capital: region's leader 12/18 11 gunmen killed in clashes with police in Russia's Chechnya 12/18 Chechen Leader: 11 Militants Killed In Clashes Near Grozny 12/18 Chechnya: 9 gunmen killed by police, says regional leader 12/18 Kadyrov: Four 'Criminals' Killed In Grozny Shootout 12/17 Why Yiira republic is not a feasible venture 12/16 Natives of Northern Caucasus plead partially guilty of plotting terror act in Moscow 12/14 Chechnya's leader says troops would fight happily in Syria 12/09 Chechen special forces dispatched to fight against ISIS 12/09 Chechen Troops Ready To Fight In Syria, Kadyrov Says 12/09 Russia flies Chechen commandos to Syria 12/08 Chechnya's leader says troops would fight happily in Syria 12/08 Chechen special forces go to Syria 12/08 Chechen Troops Ready To Fight 'Scum' In Syria, Kadyrov Says 12/08 The Caliphate - The Islamic State Comes to Russia 12/06 Suspected warlord killed in Russia's Dagestan 12/04 Russia: Islamic State Leader, 4 Other Jihadists Killed in North Caucasus 12/03 Kadyrov Ready To Be Questioned Over Nemtsov Killing 11/28 Four Killed In Gunbattle In Russia's North Caucasus 11/24 Explosives, cache of weapons & ISIS flag found during anti-terrorist op in Russia (VIDEO) 11/24 2 gunmen, 2 security officers killed in gunbattle in Russia 11/24 Scott Anderson and Ben Solomon Discuss 'Fractured Lands' at Yale 11/21 Patch Adams on Trump, Putin and why he loves Russia 11/16 5 arrested for plotting attacks in Moscow, Russia's Caucasus 11/15 Russia detains IS fighters, planned to bomb out Moscow 11/15 Chechen Whistle-Blower Who Complained About Corruption Disappears Again 11/07 Russia’s goal in Syria is to ensure national security – PM Medvedev 11/05 4 killed in shootout with police in Russia's Caucasus 11/04 Four Suspected Militants Killed In Daghestan 11/04 Rewards Offered For Capture Of North Caucasus Insurgency Leaders 11/02 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of October 24-30 10/31 Four Chechens Face Terrorism Charges In Poland 10/27 Russia's Supreme Court Upholds Sentences For Two Ukrainians 10/26 4 gunmen killed in clashes with police in Russia's Caucasus 10/22 Russia's only presidential library keeps the fires burning for Boris Yeltsin 10/21 In Chechnya, 70 relatives of missing persons get DNA passports 10/13 Children's MMA fights in Chechnya: Immoral behaviour that only Chechens understand 10/12 Russian police shoot dead eight militants in Chechnya clashes: Ifax 10/09 Russian police reportedly shoot dead eight militants in Chechnya clashes 10/09 8 militants killed in shootout with police in Chechnya, Russia 10/09 Supporters Memorialize Murdered Russian Reporter of Chechnya Abuse 10/09 Eight Killed In Chechnya Shoot-Out 10/09 ISIS-linked terror cell foiled in southern Russia, 3 terror plots thwarted 10/07 Russia Says IS Fighter, Other Militants Killed In North Caucasus 10/07 Russian special forces kill six Islamists 10/07 Why Anna Politkovskaya still inspires 10/06 Chechens cheer leader Kadyrov's fighting young sons 10/06 Anna Politkovskaya: A Journalist Silenced 10/05 Boris Nemtsov Murder Trial Begins In Moscow  10/03 Key facts as Nemtsov murder goes to trial in Moscow 10/02 ‘Shoot them dead!’ Chechen leader Kadyrov teaches security services how to deal with drug abusers 10/01 Chechnya Museums Mum on Republic's Independence Wars 10/01 Analysis: 'Barbarous' Syria Bombings, MH17 Blame: What Consequences Could Russia Face? 09/30 Famine killing tens of thousands in Boko Haram region: U.N. 09/30 Chechnya's Failed Independence Wars Ignored 09/30 HRC "Memorial" reports wave of kidnappings of North-Caucasian residents 09/30 Chechen Leader’s Crackdowns Threaten Russia, Risk Radicalizing Population 09/29 Varvara Karaulova's case sent to court 09/16