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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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Was Russian Commander in Eastern Ukraine Involved in Crimes Against Civilians in Chechnya?

May 28, 2014 03:43 PM

Russia’s official position on the current conflict in eastern Ukraine has been seen as especially hypocritical, given its own treatment of secessionist efforts of Chechnya. While Moscow supports and promotes ethnic-Russian separatism in Ukraine, in the North Caucasus it brutally suppressed persistent attempts of the Chechens to secede from the Russian Federation in the 1990s and 2000s. At a May 24 press conference with the foreign media, President Vladimir Putin reiterated his support for the...


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FSB Veterans Unhappy about New Special Forces Training Center in Chechnya

June 26, 2014

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov stated recently that a new training center for special forces will be built on the territory of the Chechen Republic. Russian forces are expected to use the facility for training (rg.ru, June 21). “There are no similar centers in Russia and there are only several of them in the world,” Kadyrov said. “The facility has a dual purpose. The MVD [Ministry of Interior], MO [Ministry of Defense], Federal Security Service [FSB] and other security agencies will have the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

FSB Veterans Unhappy about New Special Forces Training Center in Chechnya

June 26, 2014

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov stated recently that a new training center for special forces will be built on the territory of the Chechen Republic. Russian forces are expected to use the facility for training (rg.ru, June 21). “There are no similar centers in Russia and there are only several of them in the world,” Kadyrov said. “The facility has a dual purpose. The MVD [Ministry of Interior], MO [Ministry of Defense], Federal Security Service [FSB] and other security agencies will have the...

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

Kremlin Pushes Dagestani Billionaires to Invest in Dagestan

June 25, 2014

The return of controversial billionaire Suleiman Kerimov to Dagestan was this month’s big news in the republic. International Airport Makhachkala, a company affiliated with Kerimov, acquired a majority stake in the Makhachkala airport for $9 million and is expected to finalize its acquisition later. The price paid by businesses close to Kerimov is considered purely nominal, but the billionaire is expected to invest over $86 million in rebuilding the ailing airport’s facilities. According to...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Kremlin Pushes Dagestani Billionaires to Invest in Dagestan

June 25, 2014

The return of controversial billionaire Suleiman Kerimov to Dagestan was this month’s big news in the republic. International Airport Makhachkala, a company affiliated with Kerimov, acquired a majority stake in the Makhachkala airport for $9 million and is expected to finalize its acquisition later. The price paid by businesses close to Kerimov is considered purely nominal, but the billionaire is expected to invest over $86 million in rebuilding the ailing airport’s facilities. According to...

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

Ukraine Shows Readiness to Pay More Attention to Oppressed Groups in Russia

June 23, 2014

On June 15, Ukrainian parliamentary deputy Oleg Lyashko initiated a bill on recognizing the Circassian genocide, citing the long period of subjugation and oppression of the Circassians by the Tsarist forces in the 18th and 19th centuries. The legislator referred to the fact that Georgia’s parliament recognized the Circassian genocide back in 2011 and set a precedent for other countries to join in. He also cited an appeal signed by Israeli activist Avrom Shmulevich, North Caucasian Circassian...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Ukraine Shows Readiness to Pay More Attention to Oppressed Groups in Russia

June 23, 2014

On June 15, Ukrainian parliamentary deputy Oleg Lyashko initiated a bill on recognizing the Circassian genocide, citing the long period of subjugation and oppression of the Circassians by the Tsarist forces in the 18th and 19th centuries. The legislator referred to the fact that Georgia’s parliament recognized the Circassian genocide back in 2011 and set a precedent for other countries to join in. He also cited an appeal signed by Israeli activist Avrom Shmulevich, North Caucasian Circassian...

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

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Controversy Emerges Insides Russia Over Chechen Film Depicting 1944 Deportations

June 20, 2014

The Russian government refuses to understand that the history of the groups they conquered and the history of the conquerors cannot be combined into one narrative. When the conquerors start reciting their heroic history, they...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Controversy Emerges Insides Russia Over Chechen Film Depicting 1944 Deportations

June 20, 2014

The Russian government refuses to understand that the history of the groups they conquered and the history of the conquerors cannot be combined into one narrative. When the conquerors start reciting their heroic history, they...

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

Virtually All Abductions in North Caucasus Carried out by Authorities

June 19, 2014

The distinctive feature of the kidnappings in the North Caucasus today is that they are apparently carried out only by Russian government forces. In fact, some analysts assert that the kidnappings of the earlier periods,...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Virtually All Abductions in North Caucasus Carried out by Authorities

June 19, 2014

The distinctive feature of the kidnappings in the North Caucasus today is that they are apparently carried out only by Russian government forces. In fact, some analysts assert that the kidnappings of the earlier periods,...

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

Mosque Construction in Stavropol Sparks Debate Over Role of Islam in Region

June 18, 2014

On June 8, residents of the village of Vinsady in Stavropol region’s Predgorny district rallied against government plans to allow the construction of a mosque. Six hundred people joined the protest against the authorities’...

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