Tagged: Chechnya

Should Russia waste its money on nuclear weapons

Should Russia waste its money on nuclear weapons

Charlie Ganske at Russia Blog has a thoughtful post about whether Russia should focus its energies on maintaining a nuclear arsenal, or on preventing the breakup of the Motherland. Today’s Washington Times features a...

354 killed in Moscow by terrorism since 2000

354 killed in Moscow by terrorism since 2000

Sometimes it seems as if terrorism in Russia is a phenomenon of the North Caucasus. But Moscow has been hit almost as hard over the last five years: Moscow´┐Żs police chief Col. Gen. Vladimir...

Felgenhauer’s Nalchik column canned

Felgenhauer’s Nalchik column canned

Pavel Felgenhauer’s regular Defense Dossier column wasn’t published in the Moscow Times this week. By the looks of things, his views on the Nalchik raid were considered unacceptable to the editor, who rejected it....

Nalchik Raid – Roundup

Nalchik Raid – Roundup

It looks like the dust is beginning to settle after yesterday’s raid on the Southern Russian city of Nalchik, and the city is securely in the hands of the Russian military. In this post...

Major raid on Russian city – 60 reported dead

Major raid on Russian city – 60 reported dead

Reports are coming out of a major raid – presumably by Chechen militants – on Nalchik, a Southern Russian city. It looks like the raid, by approximately 150 gunmen according to reports, has been...

More on Kalmyk-Chechen conflicts

More on Kalmyk-Chechen conflicts

On Friday I wrote briefly about a brewing conflict between Chechens and Kalmyks in the Buddhist Russian Republic of Kalmykia, promising to update when I got back from my weekend away.  Well, judging by...

Transcript of Basayev’s ABC interview

Transcript of Basayev’s ABC interview

Chechenpress has just published a copy of the transcript of ABC’s interview with Shamil Basayev (note: site no longer exists, so link removed). It makes hideous reading, particularly Basayev’s delusional comments (whether he believes...

RIA Novosti’s Iraq office raided after interviewing Iraqi opposition

RIA Novosti’s Iraq office raided after interviewing Iraqi opposition

Hmmm, so after all the stink that the Russian government kicked up over the ABC decision to air their Shamil Basayev interview it certainly is… interesting… to note that RIA Novosti had no qualms...

Fallout from ABC Basayev interview

Fallout from ABC Basayev interview

ABC’s decision to nationally screen an interview with Shamil Basayev on Nightline last week (see here for details) has caused a furore in Russia, prompting the Russian Foreign Ministry to call the US embassy’s...

Beslan trial – an opportunity

Beslan trial – an opportunity

The trial of Nur-Pashi Kulayev begins today.  Kulayev was the sole surviving member of the group of terrorists that took hostage and killed hundreds of children in a Beslan school last September.  That Kulayev...