Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 10-16 May 2014

Posted: 16/05/2014 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.

Counterterrorism

Izvestiya: Education Ministry seeks to impose a range of security measures to reduce the threat of terrorism in teaching establishments (12 May 2014) (Rus)
http://izvestia.ru/news/570645

Regional Leadership Reshuffle

Kommersant: Reshuffle in North Caucasus governance further increases security service influence over region (12 May 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2469081

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Experts view the appointment of a new North Caucasus Federal District envoy as proof that the Kremlin prioritises the use of force (13 May 2014) (Eng)
http://eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/28117/

General/Other

Novoye Delo: Expert Irina Starodubrovskaya on tackling terrorism and instability in Dagestan, drawing comparisons with Northern Ireland, seeing insurgency as more criminal and less ideological than before (11 May 2014) (Rus)
http://ndelo.ru/politika-5/3151-kak-iskorenit-terror-v-dagestane

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Roundtable in Ingushetia discusses how to tackle ideological extremism, calls for creation of state Center for the Spiritual and Moral Education of Youth (16 May 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/242651/

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Local imam killed in Dagestan’s Buynakskiy Rayon (16 May 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/242697/ 

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