Russia - Caucasus

Lingering insurgency in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan See summary

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


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.