All Posts Tagged With: "Ramzan Kadyrov"

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The Russian March to Nothingness

In light of this past week’s Russian March, noted political analyst Andrei Piontkovsky examines the growing Russian nationalist movement and its origins in the Second Chechen War and ongoing conflicts in the North Caucasus.

Nov 6, 2011 | Continued
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Terrorist Attacks Up 100% in Russia in 2010

The number of terrorist attacks in Russia has doubled over the past year despite dozens of counter-terrorism operations, according to a statement from the Prosecutor General’s office.

Dec 8, 2010 | Continued
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Chechen President Sues Rights Leader for Slander, Again

After promising to stop suing human rights activists following criticism from his mother, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has filed criminal charges of slander against Memorial head Oleg Orlov.

Jul 8, 2010 | Continued
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Police Claim to Identify Estemirova’s Killer

Law enforcement agents are claiming that they have solved last summer’s scandalous murder of human rights activist Natalya Estemirova, but the activist’s colleagues are already refuting the announcement.

Feb 25, 2010 | Continued
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Letter to Medvedev: “Stop this Mad Conveyor of Death”

The brother of a murdered Chechen rebel has appealed for help and protection in an open letter to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, who he believes is not informed of the “true state of affairs” of political murders in Chechnya.

Nov 20, 2009 | Continued
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Russia Ceases Counter-terrorism Operations in Chechnya

Russia has officially ceased counter-terrorism operations in Chechnya, although stability in the troubled North Caucasus region remains tenuous.

Apr 17, 2009 | Continued
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Suspects Arrested in Murder of Former Chechen Commander

Seven suspects have been detained in Dubai, in connection with the murder of Sulim Yamadayev, a former Chechen military commander killed on March 28th.

Mar 31, 2009 | Continued
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Chechnya Strictly Limits Alcohol Sales

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has limited sales of hard alcohol in the North Caucasus republic to just two hours a day.

Feb 19, 2009 | Continued
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Chechen Who Accused Kadyrov of Torture Murdered in Austria

Umar Israilov, a former Chechen rebel and bodyguard to Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov who later came public with allegations of torture, was shot dead in Vienna on Tuesday. In a separate case, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg fined Russia 81 thousand euros over the disappearance of two Chechen men.

Jan 16, 2009 | Continued
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Powerful Chechen Clan Leader Killed in Moscow

Ruslan Yamadayev, a former lawmaker in Russia’s lower house of Parliament, was shot to death in his car after he left meetings in the Kremlin.

Sep 25, 2008 | Continued