Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 1-7 March 2014

Posted: 07/03/2014 in Media Reporting

This week’s highlights of media reports and developments relating to extremism, terrorism and insurgency in Russia. These highlights are intended to provide an overview of the most interesting stories rather than a comprehensive survey of all reporting on the issues.  Interesting material from extremist websites that may complement the picture is not included – for ethical (and legal) reasons, I choose not to link to extremist material. 

Note: Events in Ukraine have meant there has been little space in the media for discussing anything else.

Ukraine

Instagram: Chechen Head Kadyrov threatens Dmitriy Yarosh of Ukraine’s Right Sector over latter’s alleged appeal to Caucasus Emirate leader Umarov (1 March 2014) (Rus)
http://instagram.com/p/lAyYo8CRka/

Voice of Russia: Ingushetian Head Yunus-bek Yevkurov says Yarosh’s appeal puts the Right Sector on a par with international terrorism (2 March 2014) (Eng)
http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/Ukraines-appeal-to-terrorist-Umarov-puts-Right-Sector-on-par-with-intl-terrorism-Yevkurov-8604/

Newsru.com: Ukraine’s Right Sector blames alleged Yarosh appeal on hacking (2 March 2014) (Rus)
http://www.newsru.com/world/02mar2014/umarov.html

Newsru.com: Chechen Head Kadyrov pledges to check links between militants and Ukrainian nationalists following alleged Yarosh appeal (3 March 2014) (Rus)
http://www.newsru.com/world/03mar2014/kadyrov.html

RT: Russia places Right Sector leader Yarosh on international wanted list (5 March 2014) (Eng)
http://rt.com/news/yarosh-interpol-wanted-terrorism-954/

Syria

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Dagestani suspected of participating in conflict in Syria; lawyer disputes accusation, Russia’s jurisdiction (7 March 2014) (Rus)
http://northdistrict.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/239126/

General/Other

RIA Dagestan: Dagestan President Ramazan Abdulatipov praises outgoing regional FSB head, meets replacement, suggests more Gimry-style agreements in future (4 March 2014) (Rus)
http://www.riadagestan.ru/news/president/ramazan_abdulatipov_vstretilsya_s_novym_nachalnikom_ufsb_po_dagestanu/

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Two Dagestani brothers arrested near Volgograd, suspected of membership of Buynaksk group, planning terrorist attack (6 March 2014) (Rus)
http://northdistrict.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/239091/

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