Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 19-25 April 2014

This week’s highlights of media reports and developments relating to extremism, terrorism and insurgency in Russia. These highlights are intended to provide an overview of the most interesting stories rather than a comprehensive survey of all reporting on the issues.  Interesting material from extremist websites that may complement the picture is not included – for ethical (and legal) reasons, I choose not to link to extremist material. 

Court Cases/Investigations

RIA Novosti:  Moscow’s Butyrskiy court finds Radical Politics editor Boris Stomakhin guilty of inciting terrorism in articles published to prominent North Caucasus extremist website Kavkazcenter (22 April 2014) (Rus)

Kommersant: Case against former Makhachkala Mayor Said Amirov and his nephew starts in Rostov-on-the-Don (25 April 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Local pension fund head testifies at Amirov’s trial that he feared for his life (25 April 2014) (Rus)


Kavkazskiy Uzel:  Khasavyurt city court postpones case into Dagestani man accused of fighting in Syria after witnesses from the Center for Combatting Extremism again fail to appear in court (23 April 2014) (Rus)


Kavkazskaya Politika: Detailed roundup of official reporting on instability and anti-terrorism results for 2013 in Chechnya (23 April 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskaya Politika: Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov accuses the mayor of Dagestan’s Khasavyurt, Saygidpasha Umakhanov, and his brother of financing militants, blames them for spreading instability to Chechnya (24 April 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskaya Politika: Khasavyurt’s mayor says his friendship with Akhmed Kadyrov and his religious and moral convictions prevent him getting involved in a row with Kadyrov (24 April 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: National Antiterrorism Committee claims that a Dagestani woman killed in a 24 April special operation in Khasavyurt, Dagestan planned to become a suicide bomber (25 April 2014) (Rus) 


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