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Lingering insurgency in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan

Summary

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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Stats:

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
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jamestown.org The Kremlin ‘Specialist for Creating New Independent States’ Moves to Eastern Ukraine 07/21
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ukrainian authorities announce capturing 23 Russians, including natives of Chechnya, near Lugansk 07/21
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru North-Caucasian militants released video evidence of Umarov's death 07/21
panorama.am Chechnya’s head publishes proofs terrorist Doku Umarov is dead 07/19
csmonitor.com Tsarnaev friend trial: Deliberations continue for man accused of helping terror suspect 07/17
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingush authorities decide to bury unidentified militants' bodies 07/17
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Chechnya, two locals suspected of aiding armed underground 07/15
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Today is five years after death of Natalia Estemirova 07/15
rferl.org Activists Commemorate Slain Rights Defender Estemirova 07/15
csmonitor.com Testimony ends in Boston Marathon bombing suspect friend's trial 07/14
allafrica.com Nigeria: How Not to Tackle Terrorism in Nigeria 07/13
euronews.com Kremlin critic and political activist Valeria Novodvorskaya dies aged 64 07/12
csmonitor.com FBI agent: Tsarnaev spoke of martyrdom and bomb-making with friends 07/11
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Chechnya, people expel family members of suspected policeman's killer from their village, district administration asserts 07/10
worldpoliticsreview.com Growing Threat of European Fighters in Syria Highlights Need for EU Cooperation 07/09
telegraph.co.uk Gerard Depardieu to open three restaurants in his adopted Russia 07/04
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Supposed killer of policeman identified in Chechnya, MIA reports 07/04
en.ria.ru ANALYSIS: Chechen Fighters Joining Iraqi Jihad is Western Plot 07/04
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Evkurov updates to "Caucasian Knot" information of "Kommersant" on militants' adaptation 07/02
rferl.org Car Belonging To Ingush Mufti Attacked In Moscow 06/30
voanews.com Russian Social Media Fortify Rebellion in Eastern Ukraine 06/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Rights defenders: Chechen practice of rewarding for help in solving crimes is fraught with bad consequences 06/26
jamestown.org FSB Veterans Unhappy about New Special Forces Training Center in Chechnya 06/26
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Two suspected militants killed in Chechnya 06/23
jamestown.org Virtually All Abductions in North Caucasus Carried out by Authorities 06/19
csmonitor.com Tsarnaev judge jettisons 'betrayal' of US as grounds for death penalty (+video) 06/18
nzherald.co.nz US urge 25-year term in Connecticut terror case 06/18
dw.de Who are the masked mercenaries in Ukraine? 06/05
voanews.com Ukraine Rebels Killed Near Donetsk Airport 05/31
aljazeera.com Ukraine leader promises to punish separatists 05/30
timeslive.co.za Rebels down Ukraine chopper 05/30
rferl.org Pro-Russian Troops Reportedly Evict Other Rebels From Donetsk HQ 05/30
ndtv.com Ukraine Forces 'Completely Clear' Part of Separatist East from Rebels 05/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ramzan Kadyrov: four natives of Chechnya wounded in Ukraine 05/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Chechen combatants killed in Ukraine are buried in private, locals report 05/30
turkishweekly.net Chechen leader denies sending fighters to Ukraine 05/29
nzherald.co.nz Ukraine rebels down army helicopter killing 12 troops 05/29
telegraph.co.uk 14 Ukrainian troops killed after rebels shoot down helicopter 05/29
stripes.com US: Russia pulling most of its forces away from Ukraine border 05/29
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Residents of Chechnya: dozens of bodies of locals killed in battles in Ukraine brought home 05/29
nzherald.co.nz Chechen leader says he sent no troops to Ukraine 05/28
voanews.com Analyst: Chechen Fighters Sent to Ukraine On Russian Orders 05/28
dw.de Chechen leader denies sending troops to Ukraine 05/28
stripes.com Ukraine sees Russia as source of insurgent threat 05/28
voanews.com Chechen Leader Denies Sending Fighters to Ukraine 05/28
npr.org Ukraine Promises To Crush Insurgency; Chechnya Denies Sending Troops 05/28
bbc.co.uk Chechnya 'has no troops in Ukraine' 05/28
foxnews.com Chechnya's leader denies sending his men to fight alongside pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine 05/28
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Dagestan, explosion occurs near house of head of regional power supply organization 05/28
jamestown.org Was Russian Commander in Eastern Ukraine Involved in Crimes Against Civilians in Chechnya? 05/28
vancouversun.com Chechen troops suspected of helping pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine 05/28
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingush leader promises to punish relatives of militants who refuse to surrender 05/28
en.ria.ru Politkovskaya Murder Case Prosecutor Urges Life Sentence for Killer 05/27
reuters.com Russia seeks life sentences for men convicted of killing Anna Politkovskaya 05/27
northosetia.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Alikhan Kuzgov: Sagopshi villagers ignore authorities' call to confess of their help to militants 05/27
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of May 19-25 05/26
stripes.com Doubts cast on China's counter-terrorism abilities 05/26
english.pravda.ru Ukraine holds presidential vote amid ongoing punitive operation 05/25
rferl.org Five Killed In Operation In Ingushetia 05/24
reuters.com Seven militants die in battle with Russian forces in North Caucasus 05/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Bokov: "Emir of Ingushetia" Getagazhev identified among casualties of special operation 05/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Bokov: casualties of special operation in Ingushetia prepared terror acts for Republic Day 05/24
reuters.com Seven militants killed by Russian forces in North Caucasus 05/24
rt.com Russian security forces eliminate southern republic’s militant leader 05/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingushetia: PSA agent killed in shootout with locals 05/23
sky.com Politkovskaya Murder: Five Men Convicted 05/21
voanews.com Chechnya Film Booed, Cheered at Cannes, Godard Back at 83 05/21
csmonitor.com Anna Politkovskaya: Moscow jury convicts five for her murder 05/21
npr.org Five Convicted In 2006 Killing Of Famed Russian Journalist 05/21
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Politkovskaya's children demand to collect 5 million roubles from defendants 05/21
npr.org The Secret Players In The Russia-Ukraine Game 05/20
foxnews.com Moscow court convicts 5 in murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya 05/20
bbc.co.uk Five guilty of Politkovskaya murder 05/20
abhazia.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru MIA: two locals detained in Chechnya for selling firearms 05/20
news.com.au 5 guilty of Moscow reporter's killing 05/20
nzherald.co.nz Moscow court convicts 5 in Politkovskaya killing 05/20
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Authorities in Chechnya allocate funds to pay 100,000 roubles to each family of deceased law enforcers 05/15
turkishweekly.net Police officer gunned down in Russia's Ingushetia 05/13
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Policeman assassinated in Nazran District of Ingushetia 05/12
horseedmedia.net Why British boys are fighting in Syria’s war? 05/12
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of May 5-11 05/12
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Chechnya marked Day of Memory and Grief of republic's nations 05/10
jamestown.org Status of Chechens Rises in the Ranks of Middle East Jihadists 05/08
scmp.com Rebel toll from Slavyansk military raid crosses 30 05/06
news.com.au 30 pro-Russian rebels killed 05/06
strategypage.com ATTRITION: Learning To Trust Chechens Again 05/06
dw.de Separatists killed in Slovyansk fighting: Kyiv 05/06
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru From April 28 to May 4, seven persons fell victim to armed conflict in North Caucasus 05/05
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Chechnya prepares to celebrate Victory Day and Day of Memory and Grief 05/05
sabanews.net Some 37 al-Qaeda militants killed in Shabwa, official says 05/04
globalsecurity.org 37 militants killed in Yemen army offensive 05/04
turkishpress.com Yemen army says killed 37 Al-Qaeda militants 05/04
aljazeera.com Al-Qaeda confirms death of commander in Yemen 05/04
jamestown.org Moscow Turns to Cossacks to Staunch the Exodus of Ethnic Russians From the North Caucasus 05/02
stripes.com Russia's Ukraine actions highlight its military limits 04/29
usatoday.com Russia's Ukraine actions highlight its military limits 04/28
jamestown.org Analysts Say a Russian Fall in the North Caucasus Will Follow the Russian Spring in Ukraine 04/28
aina.org Foreign Bombers Create Terror in Iraq 04/25
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Khasavyurt Mayor refuses to start polemics with Ramzan Kadyrov 04/24
jamestown.org Russian Military Says It Will Lift Restrictions on Drafting North Caucasians 04/23