Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 26 April-2 May 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.

Rebel Financing

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Dagestani businessman may have been shot for refusing to pay rebel racket (29 April 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Karachayevo-Cherkessia resident sentenced to three years for financing militants (29 April 2014) (Rus)


From Chechnya to Syria: Dagestan’s Sports Ministry expresses concerns over wrestlers leaving republic to fight in Syria (26 April 2014) (Eng)

From Chechnya to Syria: The group formerly led by the late Seyfullakh al-Shishani denies joining ISIS (29 April 2014) (Eng)


Kavkazskiy Uzel: The National Antiterrorism Committee report the killing of Rais Mingaleyev, alleged leader of the “Mujahideen of Tatarstan,” and an accomplice in Chistopol, claim he cooperated with Dagestani insurgents (1 May 2014) (Rus)


Kavkazskiy Uzel: Chechnya tightens security ahead of May holidays (30 April 2014) (Rus) Human rights activists from the Sova Center estimate at least eight people killed, 31 injured in extremist attacks thus far in 2014 (1 May 2014) (Rus)


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