Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 12-18 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: Sizeable security service presence gathers around Dagestani town of Gimry (14 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Local deputy killed during football match in Karachayevo-Cherkessia; conflict over land suspected (16 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavpolit: 52-year-old man detained in Makhachkala on suspicion of blowing up car of Moscow-based Dagestani businessman (14 July 2014) (Rus)

Interfax-Yug: General-Prosecutor Yuriy Chayka claims the number of terrorist attacks in the North Caucasus has increased by 80%, blames uncontrolled migration for exacerbating situation (16 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkaz Online: Two employees of Chechen branch of Roskomnadzor disciplined for lax anti-extremism work (17 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Ingushetia orders burial of unidentified suspected militants (17 July 2014) (Rus)


Kavpolit: “Al-Shishani” has become a brand associated with fighting; article looks at five well-known Al-Shishanis involved in the Syrian conflict (14 July 2014) (Rus)

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Dagestani resident accused of fighting in Syria declares his innocence (15 July 2014) (Rus)

Rapsi: Nationalist from Moscow Defense League continues to deny murder charges (15 July 2014) (Rus)

General/Other Two policemen wounded in IED attack on patrol car in Khabarovsk Kray (16 July 2014) (Rus)


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