Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 25-31 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.

North Caucasus/Caucasus Emirate

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Residents of Groznyy report mass detentions as police search for suspected militants (29 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavpolit: 190 suspected militants killed in first nine months of 2014, according to the Interior Ministry (29 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Dagestani security services again carry out mass arrests at Salafi mosque in Makhachkala (31 October 2014) (Rus)

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Case against Kabardino-Balkarian resident accused of participating in illegal armed formations and financing terrorism transferred to court (30 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Man accused of participating in December 2013 Volgograd bombings again denies involvement (31 October 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Case against Kislovodsk imam, accused of incitement to murder a senior figure in the republic’s Spiritual Board, sent to Karachayevo-Cherkessian Supreme Court (31 October 2014) (Rus)

Far Right

SOVA Center: 93 people injured and 19 killed in racist and neo-Nazi attacks since the beginning of the year (31 October 2014) (Rus)


RFE/RL: ‘Kill An American, Kill A Frenchman,’ Chechen IS Militant In Kobani Tells Compatriots In Europe (27 October 2014) (Eng)

RFE/RL: Russian Fears Of IS Grow, Amid Arrests Of Migrant Workers In Moscow (29 October 2014) (Eng)


Time: Investigative report by Simon Shuster examines and contextualises an exiled Chechen separatist’s claims that he was tortured by Russian agents (30 October 2014) (Eng)


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