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In a statement, Memorial said Sirazhutdin Datsiyev, who manages its office in Daghestan, had been struck hard on the back of the head with an unidentified object by an attacker shortly after leaving his home in the city of Makhachkala on March 28. It cited a witness as saying his attacker had jumped out of ...
Forty-one children were among the 64 victims of the fire that swept through the Winter Cherry shopping mall in the city of Kemerovo. ... teenagers were of different nationalities, I can't say which nationality exactly, but with a black beard, like those worn by [people] of the Chechen, Caucasus, nationality.".

The former Adviser to Ramzan Kadyrov and ex-Security Chief of Aslan Maskhadov, who was declared wanted on suspicions of orchestrating several murders and attempted murders, is quietly living in Chechnya. Despite being wanted, he even takes part in meetings at the residence of the republic Head ...
The rooftop of a condominium in the Chechen city of Grozny became engulfed in flames Monday, prompting the evacuation of more than 200 people. According to ... "The fire has been extinguished, the spread of fire has been prevented," says Chechnya Emercom head Ruslan Yakhyaev. "The fire area ...
Towns and villages pour resources into the sport, hiring coaches and transforming movie theaters into gyms. ... Men from Dagestan say they have always wrestled, in traditional bouts between mountain villages. ... On weekends, wrestlers run on mountain trails, which open on picturesque views of the city.
The story began for us on 1st April 2017, when the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that a number of men aged between 16 and 50 had disappeared from the streets of Chechen towns and cities. According to Novaya Gazeta, the men "were detained in connection with their non-traditional ...

MOSCOW — Authorities in Russia's province of Chechnya say that at least three people have died in a helicopter crash in the North Caucasus mountains. ... The fatalities include a man in his 60s who was pronounced dead after being pulled from a frozen lake in London on Wednesday, the city ambulance service said.
And all this, according to Walker, while Putin's fighter jets “were bombing Grozny, raining more misery down on a city that already seemed as though it had reached total .... A large number of Chechen Islamists, fleeing the forests of Chechnya after Russia's victory, arrived in Syria to attack the regime.
“After an attempt to seize Grozny by land ended in defeat, Yeltsin resorted to ... pounding the city from the air. Thousands of civilians died in the attacks on the capital. Two years of gruesome fighting [in Chechnya] killed tens of thousands of civilians and probably 15,000 Russian soldiers. Putin ... cemented ...
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is flanked by Russian Minister for North Caucasus Affairs Lev Kuznetsov, second from left, and other officials at the ... It was a triumphant day for Chechnya and its leader — the grand opening of a glitzy $115-million ski resort in the mountains that were the scene of two ...
As the American-led coalition and Syrian government forces captured cities that had been held by the Islamic State, they found among the ruins a grim .... Hava Beitermurzayeva, now 22, slipped away in 2015 from her parents' home in the village of Gekhi in Chechnya to marry an Islamic State soldier she ...
Satsita Yandarova, a senior lecturer at Chechnya State University, cites the following figures: “In the first years of deportation, many children did not receive ... Tsebiyev, born in the Chechen village of Makhkety, had worked as a physicist: he was a candidate of technical sciences, the co-author of a scientific ...
Each wore a t-shirt emblazoned with a picture of the dictator's father and supposed founder of modern (post-war) Chechnya, Akhmad Hadji Kadyrov. A handful of the Chechen escorts were fellow fighters from the Akhmat Fight Club—the MMA gym funded by Kadyrov himself as an extension of his own ...
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov takes part in an exhibition soccer match in Grozny in October. ... Human Rights Watch says world soccer's governing body must tackle rights abuses in the North Caucasus region of Chechnya now that the Egyptian national team selected the regional capital, Grozny, ...
He said the Chechen capital city of Grozny welcomed the servicemen with a ceremonial rally, and several servicemen received military awards. The battalion had ... Last week, Chechnya also sent 11 tons of wheat and 10,000 blankets and jackets for children and adults in various Syrian cities. Kadyrov said ...
Russian Scientist Claims He Sold Deadly Novichok Nerve Agent to Chechen Gangsters in 1990s ... A top-secret chemical research facility in the Russian town of Shikhany continued the development of a Novichok-type substance until 1994, the interrogation file cites an unnamed chemist who was present ...
Leonid Rink, who worked in a Soviet-era chemical weapons facility near the Russian town of Saratov, admitted to investigators after the killing of a Russian banker in 1995 that he sold capsules of the deadly Novichok toxin to Chechen criminals based in Moscow. Chechen mobsters with ties to Chechnya's ...

As early February 2018 was marked by the return of the nearly four hundred man-strong Chechen military police battalion back to Russia after a year and a half deployment in the Syrian city of Aleppo, it also presents a good opportunity to reevaluate the role and specifics the Chechen element deployment ...
“For me, it is all about the moral arguments,” says Pawel Adamowicz, the Mayor of Gdansk who, together with a task force, has produced an “Immigrant Integration Model” now being taken up by other Polish cities. “Most important are our Christian values, the humanitarian obligation to help people.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced Feb. 10 that a battalion of Russian military police had returned to Chechnya from Aleppo. He said the Chechen capital city of Grozny welcomed the servicemen with a ceremonial rally, and several servicemen received military awards. The battalion had been ...
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov takes part in an exhibition soccer match in Grozny in October. ... Human Rights Watch says world soccer's governing body must tackle rights abuses in the North Caucasus region of Chechnya now that the Egyptian national team selected the regional capital, Grozny, ...
Kadyrov said during his meeting with the Chechen Government that the arrival of Egypt's National Football Team in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, will have its significance for Chechnya as it will recognize its international ... "FIFA should reverse their decision and move the training camp to another city."
MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. The Chechen regional public foundation named after Ahmat Kadyrov, the late head of that Russian North Caucasus region, has sent two trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on VK social network on ...
Titiev was detained in Chechnya in January. He is accused of possession of drugs; the human rights activist himself claims that the drugs were planted. Later, Titiev's case was transferred from the investigative department of the Kurchaloy District MIA Main Directorate to the Investigative Committee for ...
FIFA approved Chechnya as a World Cup base for Egypt and immediately met calls on Friday to reverse its decision in the face of charges of human rights ... World soccer's governing body disclosed it was continuing to monitor the suitability of allowing a team to be based in the Chechen capital Grozny, ...
The massive fight between Chechen natives and some men (including law enforcement officers) happened on the night between February 1st and 2nd in the city of Megion, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District. According to information available, the scuffle was triggered by a money debt. One of the ...
He posted frequent workout videos featuring himself and his gym partners, shots of himself snuggling various exotic animals, and promoted the Chechen mixed martial arts scene. Kadyrov, who rules Chechnya with an iron fist, has also allegedly had journalists and civil society activists in the region killed.
The Veduchi resort, which takes its name from the local village, is a multimillion-dollar development featuring a hotel and spa center, chalets and a helicopter pad. It is the centerpiece of an improbable effort for Russia to ski and snowboard its way out of a long-simmering insurgency. The potential for winter ...
It was supposed to take everyone by surprise: a campaign trip to Chechnya and Ingushetia, volatile republics at Russia's southern border that are considered political no-go areas to all but the invited. Ahead of presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak's trip, the few details of the journey were discussed in ...
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (right) and Chechen construction magnate Ruslan Baisarov during the unveiling of the Veduchi project in February 2013. ... Faced with the prospect of barren slopes, organizers of Chechnya's first ski resort were hauling in tons of snow this week to avoid embarrassment at ...
And on January 17, Memorial said its office in Nazran, Ingushetia's largest city, had been torched in a "terrorist" attack. Orlov described the recent attacks targeting his group in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Daghestan as "parts of the same chain," adding that the organizers of the attacks "must be sought in the ...
Lawyer of Head of Memorial human rights center's office in Grozny Oyub Titiev Petr Zaikin does not rule out that Chechen security officials may stage a ... the interests of Kenkhi village resident Ramazan Dzhalaldinov, whose house was burned for him telling how the Chechen corruption was organized.
Human rights activist Oyub Titiyev has been charged with drug possession and ordered jailed for two months in pretrial detention in Chechnya, a lawyer and associates said. A lawyer for Titiyev, Pyotr Zaikin, told the Interfax news agency that a court in the Chechen city of Shali granted a prosecution request ...
Chechen officials would only confirm they had taken Titiev into custody seven hours after he was brought to a police station in Kurchaloi, a town 30 miles from Grozny, the Chechen capital. Russian human rights activists said the charges are an attempt to stamp out criticism of Ramzan Kadyrov, the ...
GROZNY, January 4. /TASS/. The man who shot dead the chief of the policy station in the Russian North Caucasus region of Chechnya on Wednesday night has been wiped out during a special operation, Chechen Interior Minister Ruslan Alkhanov told reporters on Thursday. "During a sweep operation, officers of ...
Yet it was Yeltsin in late 1994 who first chose force to crush Chechnya's separatist movement, by launching a devastating war that entailed massive indiscriminate bombing of the capital city Grozny and smaller Chechen towns. Many thousands of civilians—Russian and Chechen alike—perished, and tens ...
Kadyrov also denied authorities had anything to do with his disappearance, and called on someone in Bakaev's family to come clean: “Isn't there anyone in the village, any man in the family, who can admit: 'We did this'? They know full well who it was.” Bakaev was last seen on August 8 in Grozny.
The arson attack that Memorial said happened in the early hours came a week after the chief of the group's branch in neighboring Chechnya was detained on suspicion of drug possession. The man's arrest has been widely regarded as a payoff by Chechen authorities for Memorial's work exposing rampant ...
The Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya has suggested that a Chechen singer believed to have been swept up in a purge targeting gay men in the southern Russian region ... "Isn't there anyone in the village, any man in the family, who can admit: 'We did this'? They know full well who their relative was.".
It contained all the interviews he had conducted for his first two books—Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus (New York University Press, 1998), and Black ..... I met a man, a Chechen commissar, who was witness to a massacre in Khaibakh, a village high in the mountains where the roads were so bad that, ...
Chechnya's role in Syria—and that of its leader, Ramzan Kadyrov—has grown significantly in the past year: Chechen military forces play a crucial role in ... By the end of the month, roughly 500 servicemen were stationed in Aleppo city, where Russian media showed them policing a rebel evacuation and ...
Chechnya's role in Syria – and that of its leader, Ramzan Kadyrov – has grown significantly in the past year: Chechen military forces play a crucial role in ... By the end of the month, roughly 500 servicemen were stationed in Aleppo city, where Russian media showed them policing a rebel evacuation and ...
Among the foundation's biggest projects, a few stand out, for example the Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque in Grozny (known as “the Heart of Chechnya”), with 900 million rubles ($15.14 million) spent just on preparing the territory around the mosque, and the construction of the housing complexes “Grozny-City” ...
At this hour there isn't a soul on the streets of this small Belarusian town just a few kilometers from the Polish border. .... The capital of Chechnya, Grozny, appears on Russian TV channels as a well-developed city with a beautiful avenue named after Putin, one of the largest mosques in Europe, and a ...
The families of Chechen foreign fighters have been returned to ... found the Chechen fighters' families when they took the Syrian city of Raqqa, ...
Chechnya's Interior Ministry Goes To Court To Defend Its Reputation ... Ramazan Dzhalaldinov, a resident of the southern village of Kenkhi. In April 2016, Dzhalaldinov incurred the anger of Chechen Republic head Ramzan ...
The people that arrived in Chechnya are natives of Russia's republics of Bashkortostan, Dagestan and Chechnya, the city of Oryol as well as nationals of ... between two months and 14 years [have arrived]," Chechen leader's ...
Members of Voices 4 Chechnya gather in front of the Russian Consulate in New York City to protest the disappearance of Zelimkhan Bakaev.
Okuyeva was killed late on Oct. 10 in the village of Hlevakha, 10 ... to kill the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. ... Okuyeva was born in the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa to a Chechen father and Polish ...
“I just remember being incredibly frustrated and angry,” the New York City ... gay and bisexual men secretly escape from Chechnya to Canada.


 

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