Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 7-13 June 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.


From Chechnya to Syria: Emir Of Umar Shishani Website “Captured Near Deir Ezzor” (9 June 2014) (Eng)

Kommersant:  A local rebel leader killed in Kabardino-Balkaria reportedly fought in Syria spring-autumn 2013 (10 June 2014) (Rus)


Interfax:  An expert with the Ministry of Justice argues that a ban on Wahhabism in Russia is possible (9 June 2014) (Eng)

Izvestiya: Ingushetian militants attack Nazran hospital in attempt to reclaim bodies of killed comrades (9 June 2014) (Rus)  Dagestan launches a new campaign to buy illegal weapons and ammunition from residents (10 June 2014) (Rus) Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev reports that 350 rebels have been killed so far in 2014 (11 June 2014) (Rus)


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