Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 4-10 October 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 Fivepeople killed by suicide attack in Groznyy (5 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavpolit: Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov says suicide bomber pretended to be a policeman, stopped at checkpoint (5 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Suicide attack in Groznyy the first such attack in Chechnya for a year (5 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Some experts doubt that the Caucasus Emirate was involved in the Groznyy attack (6 October 2014) (Rus)

Rossiyskaya Gazeta: National Antiterrorism Committee report on two alleged militants killed in Kabardino-Balkaria, unusually name Caucasus Emirate in statement (5 October 2014) (Rus)

OpenDemocracy Russia: An examination of the history of ethnic tensions between Ossetians and Ingush (87 October 2014) (Eng)

Kommersant: Three men killed by police in Dagestan’s Shamilskiy Rayon accused of attacks on local religious leaders (9 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Residents of besieged Dagestani village forced to leave, complain of their rights being violated (8 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Local residents claim that two men killed in Kabardino-Balkaria had no connection to their village (8 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Missing preacher found in Makhachkala police station after earlier reported as abducted (8 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Supporters protest detention of local preacher outside police station where he is being held (8 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Police search home of detained local preacher (9 October 2014) (Rus)

Court Cases/Investigations

TASS: Astrakhan court to review case against group accused of recruiting militants for Syria, Egypt and the North Caucasus (6 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Kabardino-Balkaria resident sentenced to four and a half years for aiding insurgents (7 October 2014) (Rus)

Kommersant: European Court for Human Rights accepts case about disappearances in Chechnya between 2000 and 2006 (9 October 2014) (Rus)


From Chechnya To Syria: Video: Saudi Faction Swears Allegiance To Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Emir (4 October 2014) (Eng)

From Chechnya To Syria: Chechen Faction Khalifat Jamaat Split From Ansar a-Sham in Latakia (6 October 2014) (Eng)

From Chechnya To Syria: US-Blacklisted Jaish al-Muhajireen Cooperating With US-Backed Harakat Hazm (6 October 2014) (Eng) ISIL leader Umar al-Shisani reportedly threatens Russia (9 October 2014) (Rus)


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