Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 2- 15 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

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Security tightened in Groznyy for Victory Day parades (9 May 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Buynaksk residents report mass detentions of mosque-goers in Dagestan (9 May 2015) (Rus)

Rossiyskaya Gazeta: North Caucasus envoy Sergey Melikov talks about his first year in office, the regional security situation, and the need to counter the Islamic State’s propaganda (12 May 2015) (Rus)

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Case against man accused of involvement in blast at Ingushetian checkpoint in 2002 transferred to court (30 April 2015) (Rus) Witness in Boston marathon bombing case not allowed to enter United States because of suspected ties to North Caucasus insurgents (2 May 2015) (Rus)

RIA Dagestan: Dagestani man to face trial suspected of aiding Makhachkalinskaya group (7 May 2015) (Rus)

RAPSI: Man sentenced to five years in prison for planting bomb on Manezhnaya Ploshchad in 2007 (7 May 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: North Caucasus military courts rejects all defence requests submitted in new trial against Ingushetian rebel leader Ali Taziyev (Magas) (12 May 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Taziyev denies his involvement in the 2004 attack on Nalchik (12 May 2015) (Rus)

TASS: Investigations Committee denies that investigation into 2002 Nord Ost attack has concluded but says charges will soon be filed against a leading organiser (13 May 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Chechen police detain resident of Groznenskiy Rayon on suspicion of supporting insurgents (13 May 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Khasavyurt resident sentenced to two and a half years for supporting Dagestani rebels (13 May 2015) (Rus)

Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Prosecutors to try Kabardino-Balkarian militant killed in 2011 (14 May 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Eleven Ingushetian residents detained on suspicion of attacks on police in autumn 2014 (14 May 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Man accused of financing Dagestani rebels sentenced to two years (14 May 2015) (Rus)

Syria Sergey Markedonov on whether Russia and the United States can find common ground in the face of the threat posed by the Islamic State (14 May 2015) (Rus)

Tatarstan Tatarstani police seek the brother of a man who proclaimed himself the emir of Tatarstan before being killed in 2014 (8 May 2015) (Rus)


LifeNews: Russian security services accuse the leader of the Dzhokhar Dudayev International Peacekeeping Battalion in Ukraine of planning terrorist attacks in Russia and attempting to organise a weapons supply chain to North Caucasus insurgents (12 May 2015) (Rus)

RIA Novosti: Polish authorities arrest three Chechens suspected of providing financial support to Islamic State fighters (14 May 2015) (Rus)


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