Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 28 August-3 September 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

Kavpolit: Authorities suspected of trying to squeeze radical Salafi preachers out of Dagestan (1 September 2015) (Rus)

RIA Novosti: North Caucasus federal envoy claims that 25 people detained in North Caucasus in August for attempting to travel to Syria (3 September 2015) (Rus)

Long War Journal: Islamic State claims to attack military barracks in Magaramkentskiy Rayon (2 September 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Dagestani residents deny Islamic State claims of an attack, argue there are no military barracks in Magaramkentskiy Rayon (3 September 2015) (Rus)

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Karachayevo-Cherkessia resident accused of attack on police and planning to kill a local imam (28 August 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Dagestani man sentenced to four years for posting extremist material online (31 August 2015) (Rus)

Life News: Former imam suspected of propagating extremism in Volgograd Oblast (28 August 2015) (Rus)


Kavkazskiy Uzel: Khasavyurtovskiy Rayon resident accused of fighting in Syria (31 August 2015) (Rus)

Kavpolit: Eight Chechen residents detained on Ukrainian border, suspected of planning to join Islamic State (31 August 2015) (Rus)

Life News: Chechen detained in Turkey for attempting to join Islamic State (3 September 2015) (Rus)


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