Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 22-28 November 2014

Posted: 28/11/2014 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

Kavpolit: Body found in Dagestan of man suspected of being abducted by the security services (26 November 2014) (Rus)
http://kavpolit.com/articles/v_dagestane_nashli_telo_pohischennogo_ranee_zhitel-11626

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Man claiming to be Aukhovskiy Jamaat amir swears allegiance to ISIL (27 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/253084/

From Chechnya to Syria: Several sources question reliability of Aukhovskiy Jamaat video (27 November 2014) (Eng)
http://www.chechensinsyria.com/?p=22964

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Aleksey Malashenko and Akhmet Yarlykapov see the Aukhovskiy Jamaat’s declaration has having limited significance for Russia (28 October 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/253161/

Kommersant: Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev reports that 73 rebels have been killed thus far in 2014 (28 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2620623

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Chechnya’s Supreme Court sentences an Ingushetian resident to 13 years for an IED attack and membership of an illegal armed formation (26 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/253001/

Syria

RIA Kabardino-Balkaria: Nalchik court to try man accused of fighting in Syria for money (22 November 2014) (Rus)
http://kbrria.ru//proisshestviya/v-nalchike-budut-sudit-naemnika-voevavshego-v-sirii-5633

From Chechnya to Syria: Biographical details on Abdul Hakim al-Shishani, emir of the Khalifat Jamaat (23 November 2014) (Eng)
http://www.chechensinsyria.com/?p=22950

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Kabardino-Balkarian resident accused of mercenary activities in Syria claims he was a victim of circumstances (24 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/252893/

Izvestiya: Russia agrees to continue helping Syria to fight ISIL (26 November 2014) (Rus)
http://izvestia.ru/news/579975

Kommersant: Nalchik court sentences man accused of mercenary activities, the first Kabardino-Balkarian resident to be convicted of fighting in Syria (28 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2620139

General/Other

Kommersant: Russia signs deal with UAE on extradition, but unable to agree on terrorism cases (25 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2618269

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