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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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eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Varvara Karaulova's case sent to court 09/16
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Reporters Without Borders: Young independent journalist jailed arbitrarily in Chechnya 09/15
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Head of Kadyrov's security service was hospitalized after road accident with Torshin 09/13
foxnews.com 6 suspected militants killed in Russia's Dagestan 09/07
thelocal.de German Islamist preacher on trial over Syria terror links 09/06
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Chechens do not want to go home after being refused entry to Poland 09/01
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Reuters: Usman Murdalov's fellow villagers report about his plans to go to Germany 09/01
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Power agents report prevention of attempt on Imam Tsechoev 08/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Combat engineers deactivate bomb in a car in Ingush village 08/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Policeman wounded in attack on DPS checkpoint in Moscow Region dies 08/29
rferl.org Is Kabardino-Balkaria The Caucasus Emirate’s Last Bastion? 08/27
rferl.org Georgian Man Reportedly Killed Fighting Alongside IS Militants In Syria 08/25
csmonitor.com In Russia, how one mainly Muslim region beat back radicalism 08/22
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Leyla Chemurzieva’s mother pickets off Putin’s administration 08/19
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Murdalov and Israilov left Chechnya two days before attack on policemen 08/19
bbc.co.uk Islamic State group claims responsibility for Moscow police attack 08/18
huffingtonpost.com Another Problem With Trump's ISIS Claim: It's A Russian Talking Point 08/12
rferl.org Georgian Man Jailed For Fighting Alongside IS Militants In Syria 08/10
rferl.org Gas-Explosion Death Toll In Daghestan Rises To Five 08/08
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Tamerlan Eskerkhanov's advocates suggest version of SBU's involvement in Boris Nemtsov's murder 08/04
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Experts do not support Kadyrov's optimism as to IS' potentials 08/03
cnn.com Russian aid helicoper shot out of the sky 08/01
huffingtonpost.com Putin, Assad Do a Chechnya Number on Aleppo 07/31
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Policeman shot dead in Ingushetia 07/26
pravdareport.com Russian army put on war footing in the South 07/22
pravdareport.com Battle in the Mountains held in Ingushetia 07/21
eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu MCC extends Zakaev's arrest by three months 07/18
en.people.cn FLASH: 17 POLICE OFFICERS KILLED AT ANKARA SPECIAL FORCES HQ: STATE-RUN NEWS AGENCY 07/15
rferl.org U.S. Names Two Russians As 'Terrorists' With Links To IS 07/13
tolonews.com Pakistanis Fight Under Daesh Flag in Koot, say Local Officials 07/13
jamestown.org Cossacks and Moscow Still Disagree Over What It Means to Be a Cossack 07/13
globalsecurity.org US Classifies Two Russians as Global Terrorists 07/13
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of July 4-10 07/11
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru ECtHR recognizes violation of Chechen native's rights in attempt to deport him from France 07/07
stripes.com Russia: 7 militants, 1 officer killed in clashes in Dagestan 07/07
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru "Rosbalt": Nemtsov's murder case arrives in court 07/05
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Secret services take DNA samples from Vadim Osmanov's mother 07/05
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Number of suspects arrested in case of terror act in Istanbul reaches 30 07/05
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Kadyrov demands from Turkey to extradite Udugov and Vadalov 07/05
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Relatives of Ilez and Djovkhar Tsechoev claim violations of their rights in Belgorod and Magas 07/05
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Azerbaijani citizen arrested after Istanbul terror act 07/04
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of June 27-July 3 07/04
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Sozar Subari sees basis for new case against Mikhail Saakashvili after terror act in Istanbul 07/04
telegraph.co.uk Chechen hardman Ramzan Kadyrov seeks 'apprentice' in new television show 07/01
turkishweekly.net Chechen suspected in Istanbul attack, but questions remain 07/01
pbs.org News Wrap: Islamic State claims attack on Bangladesh cafe 07/01
aaj.tv Turkey sees possible foreign IS link in Istanbul airport attack 06/30
voanews.com Chechen Suspected in Istanbul Attack, but Questions Remain 06/30
france24.com Istanbul airport bombers identified as Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz 06/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Resident of Pankisi Gorge killed in Syria 06/29
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Dagestan: local woman killed in house collapse 06/27
telegraph.co.uk Isil releases images from mobile phones of three Russian soldiers it claims to have killed in Syria 06/23
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ukraine requests to extradite Klykh and Karpyuk 06/23
turkishweekly.net Russian warplanes attack Aleppo areas with chemicals 06/22
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru FSB: Boris Nemtsov shot dead from hand-assembled pistol 06/20
foxnews.com 10 killed in clashes in Russia's restive North Caucasus 06/17
dnaindia.com Four servicemen, six militants killed in clashes in southern Russia: Report 06/17
globalsecurity.org Russian forces kill 6 militants in restive Dagestan 06/17
rferl.org St. Petersburg Names Bridge After Kadyrov's Dad Despite Protests 06/16
jamestown.org Rebels in Ingushetia Step up Their Activities 06/16
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Law enforcers report on six men killed in special operation in Dagestan 06/16
rferl.org Is Ingushetia Heading Into New Cycle Of Violence? 06/14
rferl.org Protest Portrait Of Convicted Murderer Appears Near St. Petersburg Bridge 06/10
bbc.co.uk Artist retells 2002 Moscow theatre siege 06/10
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Six suspected militants detained in Ingushetia 06/10
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingushetia: passenger car blown up at house of deputy chairman of district council 06/09
rferl.org Hundreds Protest Naming St. Petersburg Bridge After Chechen Leader 06/07
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru On May 30-June 5, 2016, six persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus 06/06
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Ingushetia, military unit shelled from grenade launcher 06/06
foxnews.com Protesters oppose naming bridge after Chechen leader 06/06
huffingtonpost.com Silenced On Her Husband's Disappearance 06/03
foxnews.com Naming St Petersburg bridge after Chechen leader angers many 05/31
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of May 23-29 05/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Source reports names of three men killed in Ingushetia 05/27
jamestown.org Sufi-Salafist Tension Rises as Insurgent Violence Decreases in North Caucasus 05/27
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingush Security Council refutes theft of militant's body from morgue 05/27
jamestown.org Russian Authorities Appear to Exaggerate Level of IS Activity 05/26
sputniknews.com Russian Police Kill Five Daesh-Linked Militants in Ingushetia 05/26
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru NAC: five militants killed in Ingushetia 05/26
tehrantimes.com Terrorism has nothing to do with religion or ethnicity, Iran says 05/25
globalsecurity.org Russian-Syrian Operations Killed 28,000 Terrorists From Daesh, Nusra Front 05/25
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru "Rosbalt": Boris Nemtsov's killers three times contacted each other via phones at moment of crime 05/24
rferl.org Chechen Prosecutor Asks For Long Prison Sentences For Two Ukrainians 05/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Five persons detained under case on attack on Grozny checkpoint 05/23
foxnews.com Russia arrests 4 people suspected of ties to Islamic State 05/21
sputniknews.com Militant Cell Linked to Daesh Jihadists Raided in Russia Ingushetia 05/21
npr.org Chechen Strongman Takes To Instagram To Search For His Lost Cat 05/21
npr.org Chechen Strongman Takes To Instagram To Search For His Lost Cat 05/21
rt.com Suspected ISIS-linked cell foiled in southern Russia, large weapons cache destroyed 05/21
rferl.org Russian Security Forces Arrest Four Suspected IS Militants In Ingushetia 05/21
rferl.org Chechnya Convicts Two Ukrainians Of Fighting With Separatists 05/19
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Detainees after mass brawl in cemetery refuse to plead guilty 05/17
rferl.org Cheap Shot: Handgun Drawn After Losing Wrestler Launches Melee 05/16
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of May 9-15 05/16
rferl.org Chechen Leader Denies Whistle-Blower’s Home Intentionally Destroyed 05/15
dw.com Three killed in mass melee at Moscow cemetery 05/14
foxnews.com Russia: 2 police killed, 14 wounded in clash with militants 05/14
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Serviceman from Chechnya, who disappeared in Maikop, gets in touch with his family 05/14
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Chechen MIA announces detention of four helpers to attack on checkpoint 05/13
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Whereabouts of soldier from Chechnya disappeared in Adygea still unknown 05/13