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In Courting Iran, Russia Seeks Politically Safe Foreign Investment for the North Caucasus

May 4, 2016 04:14 PM

On April 11–16, representatives of an Iranian investment company, Hamrahian Group, visited Dagestan to explore possibilities for cooperation with the North Caucasian republic. The visit came just weeks after Dagestan’s governor, Ramazan Abdulatipov, visited Iran as a member of a Russian business delegation (Kavkaz Today, April 12). At a joint meeting on April 15, Abdulatipov and the Iranian delegation stated that the two sides were planning to cooperate in areas of transportation, agriculture,...


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Russian Media Grossly Exaggerates Level of Support for Islamic State in Europe’s Chechen Diaspora

May 6, 2016

Russian media coverage of the Islamic State (IS) continues to expand. Earlier, the Russian press primarily covered the Caucasus Emirate, Hizb ut-Tahrir and other Islamic movements. Now, all Islam-related themes are marked with the label “Islamic State.”

No reliable data is available on how many Chechens have emigrated from Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union. Immigration services in Europe, the United States and Canada usually registered Chechens as refugees from the Russian Federation,...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Russian Media Grossly Exaggerates Level of Support for Islamic State in Europe’s Chechen Diaspora

May 6, 2016

Russian media coverage of the Islamic State (IS) continues to expand. Earlier, the Russian press primarily covered the Caucasus Emirate, Hizb ut-Tahrir and other Islamic movements. Now, all Islam-related themes are marked with the label “Islamic State.”

No reliable data is available on how many Chechens have emigrated from Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union. Immigration services in Europe, the United States and Canada usually registered Chechens as refugees from the Russian Federation,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Western Europe

Can Adygea Continue to Avoid Problems Related to the Spread of Radical Islam?

May 5, 2016

The Republic of Adygea is located in the middle of the northwestern Caucasus, in the watershed of the Kuban, Laba and Belaya rivers. Although historically the area was the homeland of many Circassian tribes, wars and the forced deportation during the 19th century have resulted in Circassians, today, comprising only 26 percent (110,000 people) of the republican population, while ethnic Russians make up 63 percent (270,000 people) of the total (Ethno-kavkaz.narod.ru, accessed May 5). Moreover,...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Can Adygea Continue to Avoid Problems Related to the Spread of Radical Islam?

May 5, 2016

The Republic of Adygea is located in the middle of the northwestern Caucasus, in the watershed of the Kuban, Laba and Belaya rivers. Although historically the area was the homeland of many Circassian tribes, wars and the forced deportation during the 19th century have resulted in Circassians, today, comprising only 26 percent (110,000 people) of the republican population, while ethnic Russians make up 63 percent (270,000 people) of the total (Ethno-kavkaz.narod.ru, accessed May 5). Moreover,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

In Courting Iran, Russia Seeks Politically Safe Foreign Investment for the North Caucasus

May 4, 2016

On April 11–16, representatives of an Iranian investment company, Hamrahian Group, visited Dagestan to explore possibilities for cooperation with the North Caucasian republic. The visit came just weeks after Dagestan’s governor, Ramazan Abdulatipov, visited Iran as a member of a Russian business delegation (Kavkaz Today, April 12). At a joint meeting on April 15, Abdulatipov and the Iranian delegation stated that the two sides were planning to cooperate in areas of transportation, agriculture,...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

In Courting Iran, Russia Seeks Politically Safe Foreign Investment for the North Caucasus

May 4, 2016

On April 11–16, representatives of an Iranian investment company, Hamrahian Group, visited Dagestan to explore possibilities for cooperation with the North Caucasian republic. The visit came just weeks after Dagestan’s governor, Ramazan Abdulatipov, visited Iran as a member of a Russian business delegation (Kavkaz Today, April 12). At a joint meeting on April 15, Abdulatipov and the Iranian delegation stated that the two sides were planning to cooperate in areas of transportation, agriculture,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Iran, Russia

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Stavropol Patriots Sound Alarm That Dagestani Oligarch Is Taking Over Region

May 2, 2016

Regional activists in Stavropol region have sounded the alarm, alleging that a Dagestani oligarch is planning to buy up the region’s politicians. A source said that the Dagestani billionaire, Magomedrasul Omarov, wants to expand...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Islamic State Continues to Gain Influence in Southern Russia

April 29, 2016

Karachaevo-Cherkessia, a mountainous republic in the northwestern Caucasus, has long been out of the news when it comes to attacks by the armed Islamist underground movement against government forces. Russia’s security services...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Islamic State Continues to Gain Influence in Southern Russia

April 29, 2016

Karachaevo-Cherkessia, a mountainous republic in the northwestern Caucasus, has long been out of the news when it comes to attacks by the armed Islamist underground movement against government forces. Russia’s security services...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Kabardino-Balkaria’s Governor Says Militants Returning From Syria Represent Real Threat

April 28, 2016

In Kabardino-Balkaria, as in other republics of the North Caucasus, public debate intensifies from time to time regarding republican residents going off to fight in the Syrian civil war on the side of the rebels. But at the same...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Kabardino-Balkaria’s Governor Says Militants Returning From Syria Represent Real Threat

April 28, 2016

In Kabardino-Balkaria, as in other republics of the North Caucasus, public debate intensifies from time to time regarding republican residents going off to fight in the Syrian civil war on the side of the rebels. But at the same...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria

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