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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: Isil releases images from mobile phones of three Russian soldiers it claims to have killed in Syria 06/23 Ukraine requests to extradite Klykh and Karpyuk 06/23 Russian warplanes attack Aleppo areas with chemicals 06/22 FSB: Boris Nemtsov shot dead from hand-assembled pistol 06/20 10 killed in clashes in Russia's restive North Caucasus 06/17 Four servicemen, six militants killed in clashes in southern Russia: Report 06/17 Russian forces kill 6 militants in restive Dagestan 06/17 St. Petersburg Names Bridge After Kadyrov's Dad Despite Protests 06/16 Rebels in Ingushetia Step up Their Activities 06/16 Law enforcers report on six men killed in special operation in Dagestan 06/16 Is Ingushetia Heading Into New Cycle Of Violence? 06/14 Protest Portrait Of Convicted Murderer Appears Near St. Petersburg Bridge 06/10 Artist retells 2002 Moscow theatre siege 06/10 Six suspected militants detained in Ingushetia 06/10 Ingushetia: passenger car blown up at house of deputy chairman of district council 06/09 Hundreds Protest Naming St. Petersburg Bridge After Chechen Leader 06/07 On May 30-June 5, 2016, six persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus 06/06 In Ingushetia, military unit shelled from grenade launcher 06/06 Protesters oppose naming bridge after Chechen leader 06/06 Silenced On Her Husband's Disappearance 06/03 Naming St Petersburg bridge after Chechen leader angers many 05/31 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of May 23-29 05/30 Source reports names of three men killed in Ingushetia 05/27 Sufi-Salafist Tension Rises as Insurgent Violence Decreases in North Caucasus 05/27 Ingush Security Council refutes theft of militant's body from morgue 05/27 Russian Authorities Appear to Exaggerate Level of IS Activity 05/26 Russian Police Kill Five Daesh-Linked Militants in Ingushetia 05/26 NAC: five militants killed in Ingushetia 05/26 Terrorism has nothing to do with religion or ethnicity, Iran says 05/25 Russian-Syrian Operations Killed 28,000 Terrorists From Daesh, Nusra Front 05/25 "Rosbalt": Boris Nemtsov's killers three times contacted each other via phones at moment of crime 05/24 Chechen Prosecutor Asks For Long Prison Sentences For Two Ukrainians 05/24 Five persons detained under case on attack on Grozny checkpoint 05/23 Russia arrests 4 people suspected of ties to Islamic State 05/21 Militant Cell Linked to Daesh Jihadists Raided in Russia Ingushetia 05/21 Chechen Strongman Takes To Instagram To Search For His Lost Cat 05/21 Chechen Strongman Takes To Instagram To Search For His Lost Cat 05/21 Suspected ISIS-linked cell foiled in southern Russia, large weapons cache destroyed 05/21 Russian Security Forces Arrest Four Suspected IS Militants In Ingushetia 05/21 Chechnya Convicts Two Ukrainians Of Fighting With Separatists 05/19 Detainees after mass brawl in cemetery refuse to plead guilty 05/17 Cheap Shot: Handgun Drawn After Losing Wrestler Launches Melee 05/16 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of May 9-15 05/16 Chechen Leader Denies Whistle-Blower’s Home Intentionally Destroyed 05/15 Three killed in mass melee at Moscow cemetery 05/14 Russia: 2 police killed, 14 wounded in clash with militants 05/14 Serviceman from Chechnya, who disappeared in Maikop, gets in touch with his family 05/14 Chechen MIA announces detention of four helpers to attack on checkpoint 05/13 Whereabouts of soldier from Chechnya disappeared in Adygea still unknown 05/13 Insurgents in Chechnya Down, but Not Out 05/13 Experts: Kadyrov ignores Putin's ban on burning down houses in Chechnya 05/13 IS reports execution of North-Caucasian woman 05/13 As War Dangers Multiply, Doctors Without Borders Struggles To Adapt 05/10 Three men injured in terror act in Chechnya stay in grave condition 05/10 Residents of Chechnya do not agree to treat May 10 as mourning date 05/10 Six Police Wounded In Militant Attack In Russia's Chechnya 05/09 Report: 6 police wounded in clash with armed men in Chechnya 05/09 Russian Investigators Launch Criminal Case After Suicide Blast in Chechnya 05/09 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of May 2-8 05/09 Parade in Grozny was accompanied by heightened security measures 05/09 Power agents name attackers of checkpoint near Grozny 05/09 'Devil's Pipe': Russian National Guardsmen to Tote Rocket Flamethrowers 05/06 Daghestani Police Employee Shot Dead 05/06 Ingush MIA refutes information about Belkharoev’s car blast 05/05 Police Kill Three Suspected Militants In Russia's Daghestan 05/04 Serviceman from Chechnya goes missing in Adygea 04/30 Boris Nemtsov's daughter appeals to ICRF with a request to question Ramzan Kadyrov 04/29 Nemtsov's Daughter Requests Questioning Of Kadyrov 04/28 Nemtsov's daughter asks to reopen inquiry into her father's murder 04/27 Snubbed by US, Afghan Warlord Looked to Russia 04/26 Resident of Grozny accused of armed support of Syrian militants 04/20 Creation of Russian National Guard Could Affect Kremlin Policies in the North Caucasus 04/18 Experts link attack on ROVD with activation of "sleeping" IS units 04/11 Panama Papers: Inside the shady world of tax havens 04/10 UK's Cameron publishes tax details as pressure grows 04/10 MIA: two militants' helpers detained in Chechnya 04/09 Is the migrants' deportation from Greece legal? 04/09 Ingushetia’s Authorities Face Double Threat of Militants Returning From Syria and Salafis at Home 04/07 How to go to Europe and receive an "escapee" status there 04/05 Nagorno-Karabakh: This ‘frozen’ post-Soviet conflict is heating up and fits right in with current global chaos 04/04 WATCH: First Ever Footage of Russia's Ka-52 Helicopters in Action in Syria 04/04 Kadyrov: Afghan Vice President Teared Up Over Peace Progress in Chechnya 04/03 Military Training Center in Chechnya Sponsored Entirely by Russia - Kadyrov 04/03 Ramzan Kadyrov Refutes Claims Democracy 'Non-Existent' in Chechnya 04/01 'Islamic State' claims Dagestan car bomb 03/30 Targeting Terrorists' Families the Norm in Russia 03/30 Another Car Explodes In Russia's Daghestan, Killing Police Officer 03/30 Barinov: harassment of militants' relatives will not help to conquer terrorism 03/29 Two Police Vehicles 'Explode' In Russia's Daghestan 03/29 The Daily Vertical: Kadyrov's Big Bluff Pays Off (Transcript) 03/29 With Putin’s Blessing, Kadyrov Continues to Expand Roles and Missions of Chechen Special Forces 03/25 SC finds no grounds for criminal proceedings on complaints filed by Klykh and Karpyuk about torture 03/25 Verdict in Trial of Ex-Republika Srpska Leader Karadzic Expected Today 03/24 Sufi-Salafist Tension Deepens After Attack on Salafist Cleric in Ingushetia 03/18 Islamic State Influence Grows in Russia's North Caucasus Region 03/18 Dagestani Insurgents Include Former Policemen and Other Officials 03/17 Russia Detains Three Suspected IS Militants In Daghestan 03/17 Author of report on jihad export offers Kremlin to strengthen counter-IS propaganda 03/16 ICG issues report on export of jihad from Caucasus to Syria 03/16 Kadyrov's Spokesman Wants Russian Opposition Leader Prosecuted 03/14