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

Instagram: Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov posts a photo of what he claims is the body of late Caucasus Emirate leader Dokka Umarov (19 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Ingushetian Head Yunus-bek Yevkurov discusses the situation in the republic and counterterrorism methods in a video interview (19 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Counterfeiting ring that allegedly contributed money to the insurgency broken up in Dagestan (22 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Police detain mosque-goers en masse in Makhachkala, Dagestan (23 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Wife identifies man killed in a shootout in Stavropol Kray’s Novoselitskiy Rayon, disputes allegations of involvement in illegal activities. Local views it as part of pressure on Salafi communities (23 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Relatives question official version of death of a man whose truck was apparently carrying explosives, alleging he was abducted by security services the day before (25 July 2014) (Rus)


Kavkazskiy Uzel: Fall in security service casualties in North Caucasus linked to outflow of radical youth to Syria (19 July 2014) (Rus)


Kavpolit: Putin signs law increasing punishment for those who advocate separatism (22 July 2014) (Rus)

Court Cases/Investigations

Rapsi: Uzbekistani court sentences six people for participating in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and propagating its ideology in Russia (23 July 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Court questions first witness in case against a suspected Kabardino-Balkarian militant killed in 2012 special operation (24 July 2014) (Rus)


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