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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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Chechen Fighters Make Waves in Syria

September 19, 2014

Chechens have been quite active in the ranks of the armed opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over the past two to three years. Chechens have formed several groups that made waves in a country that is alien to them, both culturally and linguistically, as well as far away from their homeland (see EDM, January 23).

From the second half of 2013 through the first half of 2014, it seemed that one of the most reactionary Chechen commanders in Syria, Umar Shishani (Tarkhan Batirashvili),...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Chechen Fighters Make Waves in Syria

September 19, 2014

Chechens have been quite active in the ranks of the armed opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over the past two to three years. Chechens have formed several groups that made waves in a country that is alien to them, both culturally and linguistically, as well as far away from their homeland (see EDM, January 23).

From the second half of 2013 through the first half of 2014, it seemed that one of the most reactionary Chechen commanders in Syria, Umar Shishani (Tarkhan Batirashvili),...

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

Under Two Flags: Chechen Fighters in Eastern Ukraine

September 18, 2014

Persistent rumors have existed for some time about the involvement of Chechens in pro-Russian military groups fighting in eastern Ukraine (see EDM, July 18). A significant portion of the information about Chechens fighting in Ukraine was unverified; indeed, it sometimes seemed the Ukrainian army was fighting not the Russian army, but a Chechen army. A human rights-oriented website in Russia also spread misinformation that dozens of corpses of Chechens killed in Ukraine had arrived back in...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Under Two Flags: Chechen Fighters in Eastern Ukraine

September 18, 2014

Persistent rumors have existed for some time about the involvement of Chechens in pro-Russian military groups fighting in eastern Ukraine (see EDM, July 18). A significant portion of the information about Chechens fighting in Ukraine was unverified; indeed, it sometimes seemed the Ukrainian army was fighting not the Russian army, but a Chechen army. A human rights-oriented website in Russia also spread misinformation that dozens of corpses of Chechens killed in Ukraine had arrived back in...

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

Turkish Businesses Seek to Open North Caucasus to the Outside World

September 17, 2014

On September 7, representatives of the Turkish government-owned company Caykur met with North Ossetia’s Prime Minister Sergei Takoev to discuss an investment project in the Russian republic. Caykur applied for a swath of land in North Ossetia on which to build a tea packing plant (osradio.ru, September 8). Even though the Turkish company’s plans are still under consideration, if they proceed as planned, it will be the first investment by a major foreign investor in North Ossetia. Caykur made...

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Turkish Businesses Seek to Open North Caucasus to the Outside World

September 17, 2014

On September 7, representatives of the Turkish government-owned company Caykur met with North Ossetia’s Prime Minister Sergei Takoev to discuss an investment project in the Russian republic. Caykur applied for a swath of land in North Ossetia on which to build a tea packing plant (osradio.ru, September 8). Even though the Turkish company’s plans are still under consideration, if they proceed as planned, it will be the first investment by a major foreign investor in North Ossetia. Caykur made...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Turkey, North Caucasus Analysis

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Head of Dagestan Faces Criticism From Moscow

September 15, 2014

September 8 marked a year since Ramazan Abdulatipov became governor of Dagestan. Abdulatipov was officially appointed governor of the region in September 2013, even though he had been the acting interim head of the republic since...

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Head of Dagestan Faces Criticism From Moscow

September 15, 2014

September 8 marked a year since Ramazan Abdulatipov became governor of Dagestan. Abdulatipov was officially appointed governor of the region in September 2013, even though he had been the acting interim head of the republic since...

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

The North Caucasus Insurgency: One Year Without Doku Umarov

September 12, 2014

The armed resistance in the North Caucasus is transforming and adapting to the new conditions under the Caucasus Emirate’s new emir. September 7 marked exactly one year since the death of the insurgency’s former leader, Doku...

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The North Caucasus Insurgency: One Year Without Doku Umarov

September 12, 2014

The armed resistance in the North Caucasus is transforming and adapting to the new conditions under the Caucasus Emirate’s new emir. September 7 marked exactly one year since the death of the insurgency’s former leader, Doku...

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

Russia Is Seriously Concerned About Threat Posed by Islamic State

September 11, 2014

Russian observers reacted quite strongly to an Internet video released by the Islamic State, the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that is operating in Iraq and Syria as well as Lebanese border...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

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