Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 18-24 October 2014

Posted: 24/10/2014 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.

North Caucasus/Caucasus Emirate

Kavkazskiy Uzel: A Chechen police source claims that they are searching for two suspected potential suicide bombers (18 October 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/250943/

The Moscow Times: Chechen police report that they have killed the “organizer” of the 5 October suicide attack in Groznyy (19 October 2014) (Eng)
www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/suspected-organizer-of-grozny-suicide-bombing-killed-in-shootout-police-say/509697.html

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Residents of besieged village of Vremennyy appeal to Dagestani president over security service actions (20 October 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/251022/

Kavkazskiy Uzel: A suspected militant killed in Nalchik was a former police officer (20 October 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/251032/

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Chechen police continue to search for suspected accomplice of the alleged organiser of the 5 October Groznyy suicide attack (20 October) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/251037/

RFE/RL: Reported Killing Of Organizer Of Grozny Suicide Bombing Lacks Credibility (21 October 2014) (Eng)
http://www.rferl.org/content/chechnya-bomber-aliskhanov/26648341.html

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Information about the 5 October Groznyy suicide attack and follow-up operations contradictory (22 October 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/251133/

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Security services blockade Dagestani village of Gimry (22 October 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/251149/

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Lawyer accuses security services of violating law in conduct of counterterrorism operations in Dagestani village of Vremennyy (24 October 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/251239/

Court Cases/Investigations

Magas.ru: Ingushetian resident sentenced to four and a half years for aiding militants (21 October 2014) (Rus)
http://magas.ru/content/posobnichestvo-boevikam-45-goda-provedet-kolonii-zhitel-ingushetii

Kavkaz Online: Man sentenced to four years for posting material to a Caucasus Emirate website (23 October 2014) (Rus)
http://kavkasia.net/Russia/2014/1414112660.php

RIA Novosti: Two Dagestani men are sentenced for planning a terrorist attack on a chemical weapons facility in Kirov Oblast (24 October 2014) (Rus)
http://ria.ru/incidents/20141024/1029907756.html

Syria

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Missing Chechen resident suspected of involvement in the Syrian conflict (18 October 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/250959/

RFE/RL: Serious Fears Of ‘Wahhabi’ Threat Behind Chechen Leader’s ‘CIA-Sponsored IS Devils’ Comments (21 October 2014) (Eng)
http://www.rferl.org/content/under-black-flag-wahhabi-fears-behind-kadyrov-cia-sponsored-devils/26648551.html

RIA Novosti: Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov claims his people are hunting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (21 October 2014) (Rus)
http://ria.ru/politics/20141021/1029318561.html#ixzz3H4wzQV3C

General/Other

OpenDemocracy Russia: Moscow’s Muslims feel increasingly alienated (24 October 2014) (Eng)
https://opendemocracy.net/grigory-tumanov/moscow’s-young-muslims-might-be-tomorrow’s-militants

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