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Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

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Two Battalions of Chechens Now Fighting the Russians in Ukraine

November 7, 2014 02:07 PM

Reading the Ukrainian media earlier this year gave one the impression that Ukraine was fighting not Russia, but Chechnya (vesti.ru, May 28). Few doubted that Chechens were fighting on the Russian side in eastern Ukraine, but their numbers were greatly exaggerated. The deployment of Russian military units from Chechnya in Ukraine (kavkazcenter.com, August 8) was perceived as the deployment of Chechen military units even though the percentage of ethnic Chechens in those units barely reached 1...


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Conflicts Involving North Caucasians Erupt Inside Russian Army

November 20, 2014

The tradition of North Caucasus mountaineers serving in the Russian army goes back 150 years. In the 1870s, the Russian Empire tried to tie the mountaineers to the Russian system of governance by forming ethnic-based volunteer battalions. North Caucasus battalions fought in Russian wars for the first time in the Russian-Turkish war of 1877–1878 (nauchforum.ru, accessed November 20). Mountaineer units then participated in the Russo-Japanese war of 1904–1905 (gazavat.ru, accessed November 20) and...

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

Government’s Inability to Resolve Dagestan’s Problems Gives Rise to Muslim Capitalist Class

November 19, 2014

As Russia’s economic stagnation reverberates in the North Caucasus, the regional elites have begun to scramble for local resources. An uncharacteristically open discussion erupted in Dagestan’s republican parliament in Makhachkala on October 30, when a well-known politician in the republic, Eduard Khidirov, stated that between 50 to 60 percent of the Dagestani economy was in the shadows. Such estimates concerning Dagestan’s “grey economy” are not new, but Khidirov was unusually blunt about it...

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

Battle Over Names of Republics and Titles of Governors Erupts in Russia’s Volga Region

November 17, 2014

Tatarstan remains the only republic in the Russian Federation whose governor has the official title of president. The Kremlin has insisted that there be only one president in the country—the president of the Russian Federation—and all of the autonomous republics have ultimately bowed to Moscow’s request, rejecting presidential titles and adopting the titles of “governors” or “heads” (glava) of regions. Neighboring Bashkortostan officially renounced the title of President of Bashkortostan in...

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Dagestan’s Insurgency Carries out an Orderly Reorganization

November 14, 2014

After the recent death of another leader of Dagestan’s Aukhov jamaat, the press service of the Dagestani Liberation Front posted a video recording of the address of the emir of the Northern Sector, Islam Abu Ibragim (a. k. a. Islam Ibragimov). The leader of Dagestan’s insurgents announced the appointment of Emir Khasmagomed (Khasmagomed Charanov) as the new leader of Aukhov jamaat (daymohk.net, November 11). The new emir is 40 years old and comes from the village of Oktyabrskoe in Dagestan. He...

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Dagestan’s Insurgency Carries out an Orderly Reorganization

November 14, 2014

After the recent death of another leader of Dagestan’s Aukhov jamaat, the press service of the Dagestani Liberation Front posted a video recording of the address of the emir of the Northern Sector, Islam Abu Ibragim (a. k. a. Islam Ibragimov). The leader of Dagestan’s insurgents announced the appointment of Emir Khasmagomed (Khasmagomed Charanov) as the new leader of Aukhov jamaat (daymohk.net, November 11). The new emir is 40 years old and comes from the village of Oktyabrskoe in Dagestan. He...

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

Qatari Sheikh Becomes Tool for Kremlin in Struggle Against North Caucasus Militants

November 13, 2014

Moscow has been quite benevolent toward the International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by its general secretary, Dr. Ali Muhiddin al-Qaradaghi. This international, non-governmental pan-Islamic organization was established in London in 2004. The leaders of the organization have become frequent visitors to Russia (iumsonline.org, accessed November 13). Moscow had no influence on any international Islamic organization, but surprisingly acquired Sheikh Ali al-Qaradaghi, who is from Qatar, as an...

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Qatari Sheikh Becomes Tool for Kremlin in Struggle Against North Caucasus Militants

November 13, 2014

Moscow has been quite benevolent toward the International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by its general secretary, Dr. Ali Muhiddin al-Qaradaghi. This international, non-governmental pan-Islamic organization was established in...

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

Moscow Fails to Deliver on Promises of Investment in the North Caucasus

November 12, 2014

Moscow’s ability to finance the North Caucasus republics took a substantial hit in 2014 as the financial situation in the country deteriorated. Out of roughly $1 billion in investments in infrastructure projects planned for the...

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Moscow Fails to Deliver on Promises of Investment in the North Caucasus

November 12, 2014

Moscow’s ability to finance the North Caucasus republics took a substantial hit in 2014 as the financial situation in the country deteriorated. Out of roughly $1 billion in investments in infrastructure projects planned for the...

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

Annexation of Crimea Spurs Cooperation between Crimean Tatars and Circassians

November 10, 2014

Having annexed the Crimean peninsula, Russia unintentionally accelerated the laying of groundwork for cooperation between the Crimean Tatars and the Circassians, according to Circassian activist Andzor Kabard. The Circassian...

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Annexation of Crimea Spurs Cooperation between Crimean Tatars and Circassians

November 10, 2014

Having annexed the Crimean peninsula, Russia unintentionally accelerated the laying of groundwork for cooperation between the Crimean Tatars and the Circassians, according to Circassian activist Andzor Kabard. The Circassian...

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

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