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North Caucasus terrorism and the search for funding

By Dmitry Shlapentokh, special to Prague Watchdog Watchers of Russia's North Caucasus have recently focused most of their attention on the spectacular terrorist attacks in Moscow and the North...

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The Prague Watchdog Weekly Newsletter, No. 9/2010 (March 3)

The day of hatred (by Prague Watchdog / German Sadulayev, February 24 2010) Absolute power is sustained by irrational fear. It must periodically surprise and suppress its subjects by manifestations...

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Chechnya: A form of complicity

By Stanislav Dmitriyevsky, special to Prague Watchdog Nizhny Novgorod On December 22 a "Declaration" appeared on the website of Chechnya's Human Rights Commissioner, Ombudsman Nurdi Nukhazhiyev,...

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Chechnya: 15 years of war...

By Sergey Markedonov, political scientist, special to Prague Watchdog Moscow On December 11,1994, units of the Russian army and interior ministry entered the territory of Chechnya, which for three...

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Chechnya: Every conflict always has a father

By Valentin Tudan, special to Prague Watchdog NAZRAN, Ingushetia - "The problem is not even the people who were killed," says my old friend Alkhazur. "It's not the miseries the Chechens had to...

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Chechnya - Weekly review: Gaddafi's tent in central Grozny

By Dzhambulat Are GROZNY, Chechnya - In 2010 the people of Chechnya will have a rare opportunity to see the Bedouin tent in which the leader of the Libyan revolution, Muammar bin Muhammad Abu Menyar...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 24 - 30 Mar 2008

March 24 Two Chechen policemen were killed as a result of a blast near the village of Alleroi in Chechnya's Kurchaloysky district. An alleged guerrilla was killed in the Chechen village of...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 17 - 24 Mar 2008

March 18 Chechen government human rights defenders asked President Kadyrov to initiate an investigation into the activities of the ill-famed ORB-2 police unit in 2006-7 and bring its former head,...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 10 - 17 Mar 2008

March 12 Ingushetia's President Murat Zyazikov dismissed the republic's government. Local resident Rustam Mutsolgov was shot dead by armed men in camouflage in the village of Troitskaya in...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 03 - 09 Mar 2008

March 4 Chechen authorities announced that a trolleybus system will be restored to Grozny in the next few years. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov removed Vedensky district head Ali Sinbarigov,...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 25 Feb - 02 Mar 2008

February 25 A Chechen parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov met with Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh in Sukhumi. February 26 Many Chechens who are considered to have...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 18 - 24 Feb 2008

February 18 Nurid Barkhadzhiyev, who heads the secretariat of Chechnya's president, was appointed chairman of the Chechen Government Committee for Youth Issues, replacing Zaurbek Saidov, who has been...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 11 - 17 Feb 2008

February 11 Charges of negligence were brought against the Russian military in connection with the January 29 artillery bombardment of the Chechen village of Gekhi. In central Nazran leaflets emerged...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 4 - 11 Feb 2008

February 4 Electronic gates were installed at the Chechen State University (ChGU) to monitor the flow of students and lecturers, Grozny-inform reported. Aymani Kadyrova, mother of Chechen President...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 28 Jan - 3 Feb 2008

January 28 Russian military shelled the village of Gekhi in Chechnya's Achkhoy-Martanovsky district after guerrillas attacked a military unit near Bamut, a village located 25 kilometres away. Several...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 21 - 27 Jan 2008

January 21 - The Russian daily Kommersant wrote that Dukhvakha Abdurakhmanov, speaker of the lower house of Chechen parliament, had become the head of the campaign team of Dmitry Medvedev, the most...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 14 - 20 Jan 2008

January 14 - Adam Kozdoyev, a resident of the Ingush village of Kantyshevo, was killed in a shoot-out in the village of Verkhniye Achaluki in Ingushetia's Malgobeksky district. January 14 - The...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 07 - 14 Jan 2008

January 8 - Two guerrillas were killed and one military serviceman injured during a security operation in the village of Tsanak in the Tabarasansky district of Dagestan. January 9 - The Public...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 27 Dec 2007 - 07 Jan 2008

December 27 - The North Caucasus District Military Court sentenced Russian Interior Ministry servicemen Yevgeny Khudyakov and Sergei Arakcheyev to 17 and 15 years in prison, respectively, for...

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Chechnya - The week in brief: 17 - 26 Dec 2007

December 17 - An Ingush resident was detained in Georgiyevsk in Stavropolsky Krai on suspicion of masterminding the bomb attack on a bus in the South Russian town of Nevinnomyssk on December 9, which...

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