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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Repercussions for Moldova and the South Caucasus

June 16, 2014 06:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation invites you to attend a conference exploring the profound effect the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had on Moldova and the South Caucasus. Our panelists will examine current...


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Ukrainian Refugees Unwelcome in Tatarstan, Pro-Kremlin Analyst Says

July 16, 2014 03:50 PM

The continuing tensions in Ukraine have resulted in over 21,000 refugees from eastern Ukraine receiving temporary shelter in Russia, according to Russia’s Ministry for Emergency Situations. The Central, Southern and North Caucasian federal districts received the majority of the refugees from Ukraine (gazeta.ru, July 12).

The total number of refugees from Ukraine is estimated at over 100,000 people, some of whom have even ended up in places like Dagestan—the most violent territory of Russia....


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Ingushetia’s Yevkurov Appears to Back Blood Revenge Against Militants’ Relatives

July 31, 2014

One of the favorite activities of the governors of the North Caucasian republics is to frequently count the number of rebels in their respective republics. Every year they lower the figure for the number of rebels in their region and highlight for Moscow their personal role in “weakening” the rebels.

This time, the head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, conducted a census of the militants in his republic. In his opinion, up to 25 active members of the armed resistance remain on Ingushetia’s...

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

Russian Power Vertical Fails to Deliver in Dagestan

July 30, 2014

A series of mass arrests of practicing Muslims was carried out in Dagestan’s capital Makhachkala and other cities in the republic in July. At the time, a Muslim parishioner described to Kavkazsky Uzel what was happening: “When a Muslim exits a mosque, the police are waiting for him. They force the person into their car. Then the Muslims are taken to the police station to check their documents, compare them against police databases and take fingerprints.” The parishioner was especially appalled...

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

Circassians Establish Fund to Help Repatriation to the North Caucasus

July 28, 2014

The first Circassian international organization focused exclusively on issues involving the repatriation of Circassians has formed in Canada. The Circassian Repatriation Organization will work only on humanitarian issues related to the resettlement of Circassians in their homeland in the North Caucasus, according to Circassian activist Aslan Beshto, chairman of the Kabardian Congress civil movement and a Nalchik-based member of the repatriation organization’s board. “Having considered the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Are Russian Authorities Covertly Forcing North Caucasians Out of Stavropol?

July 25, 2014

The Federal Security Service (FSB) this week described the latest killing of a person from Dagestan in its usual manner. According to an official report, a man fired two shots and threw a grenade at the police in the vicinity of the village of Padinskoe in Novoselitsky district on July 21. The attacker was killed by return fire. The police found a TT handgun and a grenade next to the criminal (news.1777.ru, July 21).

The widow of the man who was killed identified the victim as Almaz...

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Are Russian Authorities Covertly Forcing North Caucasians Out of Stavropol?

July 25, 2014

The Federal Security Service (FSB) this week described the latest killing of a person from Dagestan in its usual manner. According to an official report, a man fired two shots and threw a grenade at the police in the vicinity of the village of Padinskoe in Novoselitsky district on July 21. The attacker was killed by return fire. The police found a TT handgun and a grenade next to the criminal (news.1777.ru, July 21).

The widow of the man who was killed identified the victim as Almaz...

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

Post-Mortem Photograph and Video of Doku Umarov Emerge

July 24, 2014

Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov posted a photograph of the dead leader of the North Caucasus insurgency, Doku Umarov, on his personal Instagram page, while the militants provided their official version of the death of Umarov, who headed the insurgency from 2006 to 2013. Kadyrov deleted the photograph of the dead Umarov from his Instagram account just one day after its publication (Instagram, July 19). However, his comments on the photograph remained on the Internet, and they read as follows:...

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Circassians Resent Moscow’s Special Treatment of Ethnic Russians

July 23, 2014

The head of the Circassian organization Adyge Khase in Karachaevo-Cherkessia accused Russian authorities of having a policy of double standards in regard to assisting compatriots abroad. According to Muhamed Cherkesov, only about...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Circassians Resent Moscow’s Special Treatment of Ethnic Russians

July 23, 2014

The head of the Circassian organization Adyge Khase in Karachaevo-Cherkessia accused Russian authorities of having a policy of double standards in regard to assisting compatriots abroad. According to Muhamed Cherkesov, only about...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Widening Azerbaijani Investment in Dagestan Sparks Resentment Among Lezgins

July 21, 2014

Earlier this month, the well-known Dagestani weekly newspaper, Novoe Delo, attacked the mayor of the city of Derbent for what it regarded as a servile attitude toward neighboring Azerbaijan. Journalist Ramazan Rajabov wrote:...

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Widening Azerbaijani Investment in Dagestan Sparks Resentment Among Lezgins

July 21, 2014

Earlier this month, the well-known Dagestani weekly newspaper, Novoe Delo, attacked the mayor of the city of Derbent for what it regarded as a servile attitude toward neighboring Azerbaijan. Journalist Ramazan Rajabov wrote:...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Russia

Chechen Experience in Urban Combat Could Be of Vital Use to Ukraine

July 18, 2014

Russia is facing a new problem and this concerns the new front that the Chechens have launched outside the North Caucasus. As a result of the brutal suppression of the Chechen armed resistance, only three small groups are left in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine

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