Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 5-11 July 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.

Caucasus Emirate/North Caucasus

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Security services set up camp in Dagestan’s Untsukulskiy Rayon (4 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Local residents claim that two people killed in a special operation in Dagestan were not militants (7 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Eyewitnesses claim suspect in killing of a Groznyy police officer was shot without warning (8 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Security services destroy eight homes in Maydanskoye following special operation (8 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Dagestani security services accused of blowing up mosque, using imam as human shield (8 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Insurgents torture and behead a retired senior Dagestani police officer (11 July 2014) (Rus)

Rosbalt: Experts argue that the situation in the North Caucasus has not stabilized and could deteriorate (4 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Alleged leader of Tsumadinskiy Jamaat killed in Echeda special operation (11 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzelt: Relatives of man accused of killing Groznyy policeman driven out of Chechnya (10 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkaz Online: 40 Dagestani teachers suspected of propagating extremism (10 July 2014) (Rus)


Kavpolit: Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov gives his own interpretation of jihad following the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s declaration of an Islamic State (4 July) (Rus)

BBC Russian: The father of ISIS commander Umar al-Shishani gives an interview on his background (8 July 2014) (Rus)

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Slovakia extradites Chechen accused of killing two police officers in Groznyy in 2001 (7 July 2014) (Rus)

Rapsi: Chechen Supreme Court sentences militant to eight years for 2002 attack on Russian military (9 July 2014) (Rus)

Kommersant: Former Makhachkala Mayor Said Amirov and his nephew Yusup Dzhaparov sentenced to 10 and 8.5 years respectively on terrorism charges (10 July 2014) (Rus)


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