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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: In Tunisia, many young people heed the call of 'IS' and al Qaeda 07/26 ICRF finds action of Stavropol power agents in Chechnya legitimate 07/23 Russia: Five militants killed in North Caucasus 07/23 Islamic State Group's Growing North Caucasus Contingent Not Just 'Chechens' 07/23 Southern Russia Mobilizes Against Islamic State 07/23 Six Killed In Caucasus Counterterror Op 07/23 Minibus Crash Kills At Least Seven In Chechnya 07/22 'Black Wednesday' on Russian roads: 32 killed 07/22 Donbass and Chechnya: Incomparable comparison 07/17 Parishioners demand to recognize articles about conflict in mosque of Nasyr-Kort as extremist 07/17 Africa: The Impact of the Nuclear Deal With Iran Has Obama Finally Earned His Nobel Peace Prize? 07/17 ISIS movement in Russia raises US concern 07/14 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of July 6-12 07/13 Residents of Chechnya report detention of relative by law enforcers 07/11 Ingush Prosecutor's Office sends application of Alievs' relative for check to MIA 07/10 Ali Taziev sentenced to second life term 07/09 Man killed by explosion in Vladikavkaz 07/08 Kenya: Why We Are Not Winning the War Against Terror 07/03 Kadyrov Plays Down Threat of Islamic State in Chechnya 07/02 Russian Counter-Terrorism Operations Return to Ingushetia 07/01 Islamic State may threaten Russia's Caucasus 06/29 Russia's SC reduces prison term of figurant in Politkovskaya's murder case 06/26 EJ's editor-in-chief Ryklin tells investigators about Kadyrov's threats to Nemtsov 06/26 Law enforcers report killing two militants in Grozny 06/26 Two North Caucasus Rebel Leaders Face Off in Islamic State–Caucasus Emirate Dispute 06/26 Chechnya: The reality behind appearances 06/25 Georgia Arrests Pankisi Gorge Residents Who Allegedly Recruited for Islamic State 06/25 Video clip about Caucasian militants' oath to al Baghdadi is aimed at young people 06/25 "Islamic State" receives pledges of allegiance from North-Caucasian militants 06/24 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologizses to victims and survivors of Boston Marathon bombing before getting death sentence 06/24 Russia's Caucasus Islamists 'Pledge Allegiance' To IS 06/24 All North-Caucasian militants swear to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, IS announces 06/23 Ethiopia election: No seat in parliament for opposition 06/23 Russian official: Over 1,000 Russians fight with Islamic State 06/22 Sochi Mayoralty refuses to perpetuate Boris Nemtsov's memory 06/20 Chechnya receives large archive from France on Civil War history in Caucasus 06/20 Large cache with weapons and ammunition liquidated in Chechnya 06/19 Is Russia’s Government Planning to Take on Chechnya’s Strongman? 06/17 Chechnya: War Without Trace 06/17 Over 400 people left Chechnya to join ISIL in Syria: Russia 06/16 On eve of anniversary of terror act in Budyonnovsk, charges filed against two natives of Chechnya 06/10 Russian Paper Appeals To Kremlin Over Chechnya 'Death Threat' 06/10 Nemtsov's Daughter Blames Russian State Media in His Death 06/09 Nemtsov daughter attacks Russia media 06/09 Films about Chechnya and Kalmykia presented in "Kinotavr" film contest 06/09 Belgium Detains Ethnic Chechens Suspected Of Fighting For IS 06/08 'IS, We're Waiting For You In Chechnya' 06/08 Russia says militant adhering to ISIS killed in Dagestan 06/06 Swiss diplomat Tagliavini to give up Ukraine OSCE role 06/06 Swiss Diplomat Tagliavini To Resign From Ukraine OSCE Role 06/06 Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini to give up role as OSCE representative in Ukraine conflict 06/06 Russia: IS Member Killed in Daghestan 06/06 Russia: Islamic State adherent killed in Dagestan 06/06 Russia: ISIS adherent killed in Dagestan 06/06 Russia: ISIS adherent killed in Dagestan 06/06 Five residents of Chechnya convicted for killing Bashkir OMON fighters in 2012 06/04 Are Chechens Gearing Up to Fight Russia Again? 06/04 Two suspected militants helpers detained in Chechnya 06/03 Human rights activists' office in Chechnya attacked by masked men 06/03 Office of rights activists in Chechnya attacked by mob 06/03 Chechnya Rights Activists' Office Attacked by Mob 06/03 Boston Marathon bomber's friend sentenced to 6 years 06/02 Taziev's trial arouses no public interest 06/02 Two suspected militants' helpers detained in Chechnya 05/28 Resident of Chechnya sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment for taking part in war in Syria 05/28 Dagestan resident accused of aiding militants 05/26 Defiant And Mercurial, Chechnya's Kadyrov Flexes His Muscles 05/25 "Open Russia" posts film about Ramzan Kadyrov on Internet 05/25 Defiant And Mercurial, Chechnya's Kadyrov Flexes His Muscles 05/24 Women of Northern Caucasus mention unemployment and low wages as their main problems 05/18 Putin Wants U.S. to Arm Ukraine 05/16 Counter-Terrorism Operations Take Place in Dagestan Virtually Non-Stop 05/15 Timeline of events in 2013 Boston Marathon bombing 05/15 Jury votes for death sentence to Tsarnaev 05/15 Alibek Delimkhanov, commander of Chechen battalion "Sever", gets promotion 05/14 RUSSIA: Rehabilitating Imperial Ambitions 05/12 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of May 4-10 05/11 Tsarnaev's trial completes questioning defence witnesses 05/11 A Global Victory Day in Moscow 05/10 Afghan Officials: IS Militants Helping Taliban In Kunduz 05/10 Afghan officials: Foreign fighters involved in Kunduz attack 05/09 Chechens 'Storm Reichstag' in Victory Day Reenactment 05/09 Chechnya Sends Humanitarian Aid to Donbass as Part of Victory Day Program 05/08 ISIL training Taliban militants in Afghanistan's north 05/08 Afghan troops fight Taliban to hold on to key city 05/07 Fifteen years of Vladimir Putin: in quotes 05/07 Russia's Airborne Troops to Receive Tanks 05/06 Court pardons second ex-juror in case of Yuri Budanov's murder 05/05 Three mines defused in territory allocated for ski resort in Chechnya 05/05 COUNTER-TERRORISM: The Blameless Look For Someone To Blame 05/04 Defence witness in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's case denied entry into USA 05/02 "Alforat": Umar al-Shishani killed in Iraq 05/02 Dagestani Militants Experience Series of Setbacks 05/01 Kadyrov is ready to testify in Nemtsov's murder case 04/30 Russia Worried About Insecurity in Northern Afghanistan 04/29 Russia Defends Plan to House World Cup Teams in Chechnya 04/29 Taliban Defeated In Many Parts of Kunduz: Governor 04/28 Influx of Foreign Militants Blamed for Uptick in Violence 04/28 Islamist rebels capture army base in Syria's Idlib province 04/27 Grozny-Moscow Dispute May Have Grave Consequences for Chechnya 04/27