Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 25 April – 1 May 2015

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

RIA Novosti: Two rebel leaders who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State killed in Dagestan’s Karabudakhkentskiy Rayon (25 April 2015) (Rus)

TASS: President Putin accuses US of contacts with North Caucasus militants (26 April 2015) (Rus)

RIA Dagestan: Security services report the death of Aukhovskaya group leader who swore allegiance to ISIL (27 April 2015) (Rus)

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Ingushetian resident sentenced to five years for aiding insurgents between August and December 2014 (27 April 2015) (Rus)

RAPSI: North Caucasus District Military Court schedules new case against Ingushetian rebel leader Ali Taziyev (29 April 2015) (Rus)

RAPSI: A Nizhniy Novgorod court sentences four men accused of membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir and planning a terrorist attack (30 April 2015) (Rus)


Kavkazskiy Uzel: Chechen security services identify seven more residents suspected of fighting in Syria (26 April 2015) (Rus)

RFE/RL: Criminal case opened against two Chechens suspected of fighting in Syria (27 April 2015) (Eng)

Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Two residents of Kemerovskaya Oblast accused of fighting in the Islamic State’s Sabri Jamaat and Abu Khanif Jamaat (27 April 2015) (Rus)


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