Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 16-22 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

Vestnik Kavkaza: Ingushetian Head Yunus-bek Yevkurov claims that terrorism in Ingushetia has been defeated (17 May 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Buynaksk residents report mass arrests of mosque-goers (18 May 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Resident of Khasavyurtovskiy Rayon detained on suspicion of aiding local insurgents (18 May 2015) (Rus)

YouTube: Human rights centre Memorial’s Svetlana Gannushkina discusses rights violations in and the flow of refugees from Chechnya (21 March 2015) (Rus)

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Four North Ossetians sentenced for selling weapons in Kabardino-Balkaria (19 May 2015) (Rus)


Interfax: Qiwi denies participation in Islamic State financing schemes (18 May 2015) (Eng)

RIA Novosti: Group of 40 Dagestani and Uzbekistani ISIL fighters killed fighting near Syrian town of Palmyra (22 May 2015) (Rus)


The Moscow Times: Russian watchdog threatens Google, Facebook over extremist content (20 May 2015) (Eng)

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Volgograd Oblast tightens security and checkpoint controls due to fears of terrorist attacks originating in the North Caucasus (20 May 2015) (Rus)

The Moscow Times: Al-Qaeda plans for Russia failed because of ‘bad luck’ (21 May 2015) (Rus)


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