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Lingering insurgency in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan

Summary

Russian troops established control of Chechnya in large-scale fighting in 2000; from 2000 to 2009 an insurgency was active. The insurgency continues at a small scale.
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Stats:

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 79.7 Warning (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 4
WFP Hunger Map: 2 % undernourished (overall for Russia)
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating BBB
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
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jamestown.org Are Chechen Special Forces Fighting in Syria? 02/12
jamestown.org Legal Case in Chelyabinsk Raises Specter of Regional Separatism in Russia 02/09
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Authorities declare Chechen fighters in Syria to be volunteers 02/09
ibnlive.com Chechen leader claims Russian spies in Syria to infiltrate Islamic State 02/09
debka.com Chechen commandos fighting in Syria alongside Russian troops, leader says 02/09
dailytimes.com.pk Putin ally says Chechen spies infiltrate Islamic State in Syria 02/08
rferl.org Russian TV To Broadcast Documentary On Chechen Forces In Syria 02/08
realclearworld.com Russia's Chechnya Strategy Blasts Aleppo 02/06
rferl.org Podcast: The Importance Of Being Ramzan 02/05
voanews.com Chechnya Leader Posts Video of Russian Opposition Politician in Sniper's Crosshairs 02/01
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru "RBC": Chechnya under Ramzan Kadyrov is uneasy and unattractive for investors 02/01
nzherald.co.nz Chechen leader posts video of opposition in crosshairs 02/01
rferl.org Abuse Victim's Sister Fights Uphill Battle For Justice In Russia 01/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Resident of Chechnya accused of helping militant 01/29
jamestown.org Insurgents and Security Forces Continue to Battle in Dagestan 01/28
rferl.org Tbilisi Rejects Lavrov's Claim About IS Training In Pankisi Gorge 01/26
globalsecurity.org Russia's Lavrov says Daesh militants trained in Georgia 01/26
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Liya Akhedzhakova offered money by unidentified people for supporting Kadyrov 01/25
sputniknews.com Russia, West Could Solve 'Middle Eastern Problems' If Efforts Combined 01/25
foxnews.com Thousands rally in support of Chechen leader Kadyrov 01/22
stripes.com Thousands in Russia rally in support of Chechen leader 01/22
jamestown.org Salafists Join Ingushetia’s Government in Opposing Republican Mufti 01/21
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Zhanna Nemtsova refuses to treat her father's murder as solved 01/21
edition.cnn.com Inquiry: Ex-spy Litvinenko likely killed on Vladimir Putin's orders 01/21
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru ICRF Chairman treats Nemtsov's murder as solved 01/20
dnaindia.com Russia's Chechnya leader calls for war on Vladimir Putin's critics 01/20
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru "Kommersant": PACE is ready to take control over investigation into Boris Nemtsov's murder 01/20
bbc.co.uk Putin loyalist Kadyrov unleashed on Russian 'traitors' 01/19
turkishweekly.net Russian airstrikes in Syria: Chechnya revisited 01/18
reuters.com Russian politician who criticized Putin ally recants after threats 01/15
rferl.org Alleged Armed Militants Blockaded In Kabardino-Balkaria 01/15
rferl.org Kadyrov Called A Disgrace, Then Scores Apology 01/15
jamestown.org Is It Too Early to Write off the Caucasus Emirate? 01/14
dw.com 'IS wants to weaken the government in Ankara' 01/13
edition.cnn.com The man who takes vacations in war zones 01/13
jamestown.org Russia’s Muslims Increasingly Critical of Moscow’s Actions in the Middle East 01/13
cnn.com Man takes vacations in war zones 01/12
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru "Rosbalt": defendants report three attempts to kill Nemtsov 01/06
rferl.org Chechnya to Acquire Federal Oil Industry Assets On Its Territory 01/06
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Chechnya's battle against IS extremists 01/04
bbc.co.uk Chechnya struggles to stop wave of recruits joining IS 01/04
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru On December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016, fifteen persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus 01/03
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Resident of Chechnya is accused of recruiting young people into the ranks of militants 01/02
debka.com ISIS takes responsibility for shooting of Dagestani border policemen 12/31
france24.com Islamic State group claims deadly shooting in Dagestan 12/31
usatoday.com 1 dead, 10 injured in shooting in Russia's North Caucasus 12/30
bbc.co.uk Gunmen kill tourist in south Russia 12/30
nzherald.co.nz 1 dead, 10 injured in shooting in Russia's North Caucasus 12/30
foxnews.com 1 dead, 10 injured in shooting at UNESCO heritage site in Russia's North Caucasus 12/30
voanews.com Russia Indicts 4 Men for Nemtsov's Murder 12/29
reuters.com The double life of a Russian 'spy' beheaded by Islamic State 12/29
scmp.com Russia names ‘mastermind’ of Boris Nemtsov’s murder, but his allies see a cover-up 12/29
globalsecurity.org Final Charges In Nemtsov Murder 12/29
reuters.com Russia names Boris Nemtsov murder mastermind, allies see cover-up 12/29
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Rights defenders report murder of native of Chechnya in Chelyabinsk colony 12/26
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Refusal to reclassify Nemtsov's murder case upheld 12/25
rferl.org Russia Says North Caucasus 'Terrorist' Was Trained In Syria 12/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Investigators suspect two residents of Chechnya of trying to join militants in Syria 12/18
jamestown.org Young Islamic Radicals Carry out Arson Attacks on Sufi Tombs in Chechnya 12/18
telegraph.co.uk Kremlin launches manhunt for Siberian slaughterer dubbed 'Russia's Jihadi John' 12/16
rferl.org Three Gunmen Killed In Russia's Daghestan 12/16
jamestown.org Moscow’s Economic Sanctions Against Turkey Will Have Negative Impact on North Caucasus 12/07
rt.com A decade of stories: RT’s top 10 documentaries 12/07
realclearworld.com To See Syria's Future, Look at Chechnya 12/06
telegraph.co.uk Russia sends its most advanced tanks to Syria frontline 12/04
euronews.com Head of Chechen republic vows to revenge national beheaded by ISIL 12/04
reuters.com Russian killed by Islamic State spurned militant recruiters: family 12/04
cnn.com ISIS video claims beheading of Russian spy 12/03
globalsecurity.org Islamic State Group Beheads Alleged Russian Spy in Video 12/03
sputniknews.com Chechnya Leader Kadyrov Confirms Russian National Killed by Daesh Chechen 12/03
rferl.org Kadyrov Vows Revenge For Execution Of Chechen 12/03
rferl.org Another Imam Shot Dead In Russia's North Caucasus 12/02
edition.cnn.com ISIS beheads Russian, chastises Putin 12/02
voanews.com Islamic State Group Beheads Alleged Russian Spy in Video 12/02
rferl.org Islamic State Beheads Alleged Russian Spy In Video 12/02
jamestown.org Islamic State’s Influence Increases in Georgia 12/01
debka.com Russia speeds tons of heavy artillery and MRLs to Syria for expanded ground combat 11/30
dnaindia.com Britain's Mrs Terror wants to become first ISIS female suicide bomber 11/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Documentary "Sons of Ichkeria" screened in Paris almost 20 years after filming 11/28
reuters.com 'Putin is not forever', says daughter of slain opposition leader 11/27
reuters.com 'Putin is not forever', says daughter of slain opposition leader 11/26
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Chechnya, pro-government activists hold rally against Turkey 11/26
stripes.com Russian crackdown on Muslims fuels exodus to Islamic State 11/25
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Boris Nemtsov murder case, defendants testify against Ruslan Mukhudinov - source 11/23
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of November 16-22 11/23
sputniknews.com Why the US Should Adopt Russia's Middle East Strategy 11/22
nzherald.co.nz Russia: 11 allied with IS group killed in North Caucasus 11/22
rferl.org Russia Says 11 IS-Linked Fighters Killed In North Caucasus 11/22
sputniknews.com Western Coalition Should Join Russia in Anti-ISIL War, Not Other Way Around 11/22
rferl.org Chechen Jailed In Austria For Fighting With IS Militants 11/20
jamestown.org Was Chechnya’s Leader the Target of an IS-Inspired Assassination Plot? 11/19
rt.com Deadliest high-profile terrorist attacks in Russia (PHOTOS) 11/17
rferl.org Colleagues Express Support For Threatened Ingush Legal Adviser 11/16
sputniknews.com Almost 500 Chechens Joined ISIL, Around 200 Killed - Chechnya Leader 11/15
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingush leader demands to tighten security after terror acts in Paris 11/14
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Polina Zherebtsova refuses to write books about war in Chechnya 11/13
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingush authorities decide to take care of militants' children 11/12
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru "Kommersant": drugs found in the apartment of figurants in Nemtsov's case 11/12
pravdareport.com Islamic State: Terrorist attacks will shock Russia soon 11/12
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In October 2015, 28 persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus 11/11