Russia - Caucasus

Lingering insurgency in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan See summary

Recent articles: Russia's Supreme Court Upholds Sentences For Two Ukrainians 10/26 4 gunmen killed in clashes with police in Russia's Caucasus 10/22 Russia's only presidential library keeps the fires burning for Boris Yeltsin 10/21 In Chechnya, 70 relatives of missing persons get DNA passports 10/13 Children's MMA fights in Chechnya: Immoral behaviour that only Chechens understand 10/12 Russian police shoot dead eight militants in Chechnya clashes: Ifax 10/09 Russian police reportedly shoot dead eight militants in Chechnya clashes 10/09 8 militants killed in shootout with police in Chechnya, Russia 10/09 Supporters Memorialize Murdered Russian Reporter of Chechnya Abuse 10/09 Eight Killed In Chechnya Shoot-Out 10/09 ISIS-linked terror cell foiled in southern Russia, 3 terror plots thwarted 10/07 Russia Says IS Fighter, Other Militants Killed In North Caucasus 10/07 Russian special forces kill six Islamists 10/07 Why Anna Politkovskaya still inspires 10/06 Chechens cheer leader Kadyrov's fighting young sons 10/06 Anna Politkovskaya: A Journalist Silenced 10/05 Boris Nemtsov Murder Trial Begins In Moscow  10/03 Key facts as Nemtsov murder goes to trial in Moscow 10/02 ‘Shoot them dead!’ Chechen leader Kadyrov teaches security services how to deal with drug abusers 10/01 Chechnya Museums Mum on Republic's Independence Wars 10/01 Analysis: 'Barbarous' Syria Bombings, MH17 Blame: What Consequences Could Russia Face? 09/30 Famine killing tens of thousands in Boko Haram region: U.N. 09/30 Chechnya's Failed Independence Wars Ignored 09/30 HRC "Memorial" reports wave of kidnappings of North-Caucasian residents 09/30 Chechen Leader’s Crackdowns Threaten Russia, Risk Radicalizing Population 09/29 Varvara Karaulova's case sent to court 09/16 Reporters Without Borders: Young independent journalist jailed arbitrarily in Chechnya 09/15 Head of Kadyrov's security service was hospitalized after road accident with Torshin 09/13 6 suspected militants killed in Russia's Dagestan 09/07 German Islamist preacher on trial over Syria terror links 09/06 Chechens do not want to go home after being refused entry to Poland 09/01 Reuters: Usman Murdalov's fellow villagers report about his plans to go to Germany 09/01 Power agents report prevention of attempt on Imam Tsechoev 08/30 Combat engineers deactivate bomb in a car in Ingush village 08/30 Policeman wounded in attack on DPS checkpoint in Moscow Region dies 08/29 Is Kabardino-Balkaria The Caucasus Emirate’s Last Bastion? 08/27 Georgian Man Reportedly Killed Fighting Alongside IS Militants In Syria 08/25 In Russia, how one mainly Muslim region beat back radicalism 08/22 Leyla Chemurzieva’s mother pickets off Putin’s administration 08/19 Murdalov and Israilov left Chechnya two days before attack on policemen 08/19 Islamic State group claims responsibility for Moscow police attack 08/18 Another Problem With Trump's ISIS Claim: It's A Russian Talking Point 08/12 Georgian Man Jailed For Fighting Alongside IS Militants In Syria 08/10 Gas-Explosion Death Toll In Daghestan Rises To Five 08/08 Tamerlan Eskerkhanov's advocates suggest version of SBU's involvement in Boris Nemtsov's murder 08/04 Experts do not support Kadyrov's optimism as to IS' potentials 08/03 Russian aid helicoper shot out of the sky 08/01 Putin, Assad Do a Chechnya Number on Aleppo 07/31 Policeman shot dead in Ingushetia 07/26 Russian army put on war footing in the South 07/22 Battle in the Mountains held in Ingushetia 07/21 MCC extends Zakaev's arrest by three months 07/18 FLASH: 17 POLICE OFFICERS KILLED AT ANKARA SPECIAL FORCES HQ: STATE-RUN NEWS AGENCY 07/15 U.S. Names Two Russians As 'Terrorists' With Links To IS 07/13 Pakistanis Fight Under Daesh Flag in Koot, say Local Officials 07/13 Cossacks and Moscow Still Disagree Over What It Means to Be a Cossack 07/13 US Classifies Two Russians as Global Terrorists 07/13 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of July 4-10 07/11 ECtHR recognizes violation of Chechen native's rights in attempt to deport him from France 07/07 Russia: 7 militants, 1 officer killed in clashes in Dagestan 07/07 "Rosbalt": Nemtsov's murder case arrives in court 07/05 Secret services take DNA samples from Vadim Osmanov's mother 07/05 Number of suspects arrested in case of terror act in Istanbul reaches 30 07/05 Kadyrov demands from Turkey to extradite Udugov and Vadalov 07/05 Relatives of Ilez and Djovkhar Tsechoev claim violations of their rights in Belgorod and Magas 07/05 Azerbaijani citizen arrested after Istanbul terror act 07/04 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of June 27-July 3 07/04 Sozar Subari sees basis for new case against Mikhail Saakashvili after terror act in Istanbul 07/04 Chechen hardman Ramzan Kadyrov seeks 'apprentice' in new television show 07/01 Chechen suspected in Istanbul attack, but questions remain 07/01 News Wrap: Islamic State claims attack on Bangladesh cafe 07/01 Turkey sees possible foreign IS link in Istanbul airport attack 06/30 Chechen Suspected in Istanbul Attack, but Questions Remain 06/30 Istanbul airport bombers identified as Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz 06/30 Resident of Pankisi Gorge killed in Syria 06/29 Dagestan: local woman killed in house collapse 06/27 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


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.