Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 18-24 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

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Banned literature seized during raids of Islamic shops in Chechnya’s Gudermes (18 September 2015) (Rus)

RIA Dagestan: Fortune teller and two members of her family killed in Dagestan’s Derbentskiy Rayon (18 September 2015) (Rus)

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Resident of Dagestan’s Suleyman-Stalskiy Rayon suspected of providing militants with food, accommodation and transport (19 September 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: European Court of Human Rights finds Russia responsible for failure to investigate kidnapping of Makhachkala resident in 2010 (22 September 2015) (Rus)

RIA Dagestan: Dagestani man to face trial for providing food and transport to militants operating in Buynakskiy and Karabudakhkentskiy Rayon (22 September 2015) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Resident of Chechnya’s Vedenskiy Rayon detained on suspicion of supporting militants in Syria (23 September 2015) (Rus)


EurAsia Daily: FSB First Deputy Director Sergey Smirnov estimates 2,400 Russian citizens fighting for the Islamic State (18 September 2015) (Rus)

Islam News: Student from Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug suspected of having joined Islamic State (21 September 2015) (Rus)

Kommersant: Krasnoyarsk Kray resident detained at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on suspicion of planning to travel to Islamic State via Turkey (24 September 2015) (Rus)


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