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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: Leader of al-Qaida-linked group in Russia's Caucasus killed by special forces 04/20 Russian special forces kill North Caucasus rebel leader 04/20 In France, four natives of Chechnya sentenced for aiding Syrian militants 04/17 Zaur Dadaev: investigators demand to testify against Ruslan Geremeev 04/16 "Kommersant": in case of Boris Nemtsov's murder, defendants to be tested for drug addiction 04/13 Russian Investigators Have Difficulty Accessing Nemtsov Murder Suspects in Chechnya 04/13 Court upholds investigators' refusal to investigate Kadyrov's statements 04/13 Residents of Chechnya report document checks of bearded men 04/13 Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue 04/12 Experts: residents of Northern Caucasus try to justify "honour killings" 04/11 Fire engulfs mosque in Russia's Dagestan, no one hurt 04/10 North Caucasus drills involve over 1,000 troops, 200 pieces of military equipment 04/10 Relatives of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev believe he is innocent 04/09 Relative Believes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Innocent Of Boston Marathon Bombing 04/09 Yakub Khashagulgov taken into custody for one month 04/09 Timeline of events in 2013 Boston Marathon bombing 04/08 Boston bombs: Chechyna, the war-raved region that fell under the spell of jihadists 04/08 Georgians Push for Law Against Joining Militant Groups 04/08 Georgian Elders Call For Help To Prevent Teenagers From Joining IS 04/07 Court leaves Khamzat Bakhaev under arrest 04/06 Advocate files complaint about use of illegal methods against Zaur Dadaev 04/03 Pro–Islamic State Militants Carry out Attacks in Dagestan 04/03 Explosion occurs in car park in Nalchik 04/02 Ex-KGB Agent Kalugin: Putin Was 'Only A Major' 03/31 US plans military operations inside USA in response to statement from Chechnya Parliament speaker 03/31 Two Sentenced For Journalist's Killing In Daghestan 03/30 Russian official says about 1,500 residents of North Caucasus region have joined Islamic State 03/27 Kadyrov Takes Chechen Special Forces Training to New Heights 03/27 Kremlin refutes Chechen parliament speaker's threat to foment separatism in US 03/27 Kremlin dismisses Chechen threat to incite separatism in US 03/27 Official: 1,500 North Caucasus people fight in Iraq, Syria 03/27 Chechnya offers arms to Mexico to fight United States 03/26 Russian Police Probe Death Threat Against Ekho Moskvy Radio Host 03/26 Boston bomber’s excuse for bad grades 03/25 Interior Ministry Names Nine Chechens Allegedly Fighting In Syria 03/25 US Puts Key Militant in Russia's North Caucasus on Terrorism Sanctions List 03/25 Motorized infantry military drills kick off in Russia's Southern Military District 03/24 HRC "Memorial": five detained residents of Chechnya disappear after explosion on dam 03/24 Kremlin Envoy Warns IS 'Recruiting North Caucasus Students' 03/23 Seven Suspected Militants Killed In Daghestan 03/21 Heroes of film about kidnappings and killings in Chechnya are under threat 03/21 Kyrgyz Mercenary Details Alleged Russian Military Role In Ukraine 03/20 Kremlin murder trail leads to Chechnya as Putin said to fume 03/20 Chechen Man Faces Trial For Feeding Alleged Militant 03/19 "Kommersant": ICRF orders to find Ruslan Geremeev for questioning about Nemtsov's murder 03/19 Grozny Vice-Mayor dismissed after inspection of school destroyed in militants' attack 03/18 'Mother kidnaps two Dutch children and joins Islamic State' 03/16 Army tactical exercises with live firing launched in North Caucasus foothills 03/16 Mother kidnaps two Dutch kids and joins IS 03/16 Brothers' family fights Nemtsov charges 03/16 Chechen woman abducts her Dutch children to join IS 03/16 The superpowers are battling to be the biggest hypocrite 03/15 'Absolute Schizophrenia' Reigns In Kadyrov's Chechnya, Says Filmmaker 03/15 Increased Insurgent Activity Reported in Chechnya 03/12 Nemtsov Slaying Suspect Reportedly Retracts Confession; May Have Been Tortured 03/11 Nemtsov murder confession 'forced' 03/11 Chechens Take on Image of Putin’s Henchmen in Russia 03/11 Suspect left Russian Int. Min. force before Nemtsov murder 03/11 Chechnya's leader pledges loyalty to Putin amid controversy surrounding Nemtsov murder probe 03/10 Boston Marathon trial moves into days after deadly blasts, Twitter talk 03/10 Two charged with Nemtsov killing include former Chechen policeman 03/09 Boris Nemtsov: Friend dismisses 'nonsensical' theory he was murdered over Charlie Hebdo 03/09 Nemtsov friend says Islamist motive for Moscow killing is nonsensical 03/09 5 things to know for your New Day 03/09 Suspects in Nemstov murder charged, spark skepticism 03/09 Islamist Link To Kremlin Critic Murder 'Absurd' 03/09 Putin Awards Kadyrov With The Order Of Honor 03/09 Putin gives state medal to Chechnya leader who praised Nemtsov suspect 03/09 Ramzan Kadyrov: Putin's key Chechen ally 03/09 In Grozny, suspected militant, put on federal wanted list five years ago, surrenders 03/09 Chechen confesses to involvement in murder of Russian leader 03/09 Russian court charges 2, detains 3 others in Nemtsov killing 03/09 Chechen Confesses Involvement in Murder of Russia's Nemtsov 03/09 Two More Arrests Over Kremlin Critic's Murder 03/08 Nemstov murder suspect blows himself up as more arrests made 03/08 Five suspects in court over assassination of Vladimir Putin critic Boris Nemtsov as one is revealed to be a policeman who served in Chechnya  03/08 Two men charged over killing of Russian opposition politician 03/08 New Wave Of Detentions Reported In Chechnya 03/08 5 Nemtsov killing suspects arraigned; 1 said to admit guilt 03/08 Boris Nemtsov death: Suspect in Russian politician's murder 'worked in police unit in Chechnya' 03/08 Two men charged with Nemtsov murder as another suspect dies in grenade explosion 03/08 Russia charges two Chechen men over assassination of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov 03/08 One of Nemtsov killing suspects served in police: report 03/08 Renzi’s Blunder: Libya Role for Putin Risks Dividing West on Ukraine 03/08 Two charged with Nemtsov killing include former Chechen policeman 03/08 Boris Nemtsov murder: Two men held over shooting of outspoken Putin critic 03/07 Boris Nemtsov murder: two held, says Russian state security 03/07 HRC "Memorial": Chechen police detain at least 100 after dam explosion 03/06 FSB announces capture of member of Dubrovka hostage-taking 03/05 Boston bombings: timeline of marathon attack and trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 03/05 Councilman Gunned Down In Russia's Daghestan 03/05 International Analysis : Expanding Its Reach— Isis And The Caucasus 03/05 Casualties of explosion in Grozny were not militants 03/05 Russia's Devastating Rocket Tanks 03/04 Russian Army Liberates Town Using Drones, Mi-28 Night Hunters in Exercise 03/03 Ibragim Todashev's family to sue FBI in connection with his death 03/03 At core of Boston Marathon bombing trial, brothers' complex relationship (+video) 03/03 Two men detained in Elin-Yurt after dam explosion at reservoir, local reports 03/02 Dagestan Police Come Under Fire, One Attacker Killed – Interior Ministry 03/02 Russian rebels pay with their lives 03/01