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IN A STATEMENT released via Islamic State's Amaq News Agency on 21 March, the group claimed responsibility for an attack targeting police officers in the Russian Federation's capital Grozny on 20 March, BBC Monitoring reported. Official media reports stated that one police officer had been ...
The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency has claimed responsibility for a small-scale attack in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, on Mar. 20. Amaq released a short statement yesterday (Mar. 21) saying an Islamic State "fighter" assaulted police in the city. The so-called caliphate's propaganda arm ...

An expert from the Chechnya Interior Ministry came to the conclusion that two cigarettes that were seized on a balcony of the Grozny office of the Memorial human rights center contained marijuana, lawyer Pyotr Zaikin told Mediazona. According to the lawyer, this became known two weeks ago. Zaikin ...
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 ...
MOSCOW, 5 March (BelTA) - A large fair of Belarusian goods got underway in Grozny, in the square in front of the Heart of Chechnya mosque. It features a wide range of Belarusian-made food products and apparel, BelTA learned from the website of the Embassy of Belarus in Russia. The ...

The report detailed state-sponsored discrimination against gays in Russia generally, and also gross abuses targeting gays in Chechnya. Amnesty cited victim and eyewitness accounts of persecution, including the torture and murder of gay men in the Chechen capital Grozny and other parts of the republic ...
GROZNY, Russia — Every day, Belant Zulgayeva gets a knot in her throat watching her grandchildren play their violent games, what she calls their “little war.” They talk very little, but they run around, hide and, occasionally, slam one another to the ground with a disturbing ferocity. Ms. Zulgayeva is on the ...
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, as the location for its base camp during this summer's World Cup in Russia. “Chechnya is now part of the ...
Flights will leave Sharjah International Airport at 1:00pm and arrive at Grozny International at 4:10pm. The return journey will leave Grozny at 5:15pm and land in Sharjah at 7:50pm. “Expanding our Russia network, to include the new state capital of Grozny, forms an important part of Air Arabia's ongoing ...
The launch, which is from April 20, will increase Air Arabia's Russia network, having recently expanded with the addition of flights to a second airport in Moscow, Sheremetyevo International. The route to Grozny will operate three times a week, Air Arabia said. The carrier currently operates flights to 140 ...
Titiev is the Grozny director of Memorial, the Russian human rights group that seeks justice for civilian victims of the Chechnya wars. It's the last remaining human rights group that works openly in Chechnya, after Chechnya's leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, turned this republic of Russia into an enclave of ...
In the most recent crackdown, Chechen police last month arrested Oyub Titiyev, who works for the human rights group Memorial, heading its office in the capital, Grozny, and charged him with possession of marijuana. If convicted, Titiyev faces 10 years in jail. Titiyev's defenders say he is a devout, teetotaler ...
MOSCOW, February 25. /TASS/. The work presentation of Chaborz M-6, a high cross-country mobile tactical buggy, was held on Saturday in the Chechen capital Grozny, the region's head Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on his VKontakte page. "On Saturday, a very important event took place, which is of great significance for ...
'Ben ik hier in Zaandam of in Grozny na de oorlog?' wierp architect en 'stedendokter' Sjoerd Soeters de Zaanse gemeenteraad toe toen hij die in 2000 voor het eerst toesprak. Op verzoek van toenmalig burgemeester Ruud Vreeman was hij door de stad gaan wandelen en hij was zich 'rot geschrokken'.
Widow of Zelimkhan Dzhabayev, executed without court on the night of January 27, 2017 in Grozny, Aminat Avturkhanova, who went missing on January 8 in Chechnya, was found at home. Representative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Chechnya Nurdi Nukhazhiyev told about this, Novaya ...

To recall, Head of Memorial's Grozny office Oyub Titiev had been previously detained on January 9, and then arrested for two months on suspicion of drug possession. Chechen law enforcement officers accuse him of storing 180 grams of marihuana, which was allegedly found in his car. Titiev denies his ...
Russian human rights group Memorial, says police in Grozny have again searched organization's regional office in the city. The January 19 police raid is the third such search of Memorial's Grozny office this week and comes days after the arrest of the group's regional head, Oyub Titiyev. Oleg Orlov, a ...
Policemen visited the office of Memorial human rights organization in Grozny on Thursday, January 18. Lawyer of the head of the Chechen human rights center Pyotr Zaikin told about it. According to him, this afternoon his colleague contacted him and reported that police officers came to office of Memorial ...
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 ...
Two years earlier, the organization's office in Grozny was ransacked and gutted by fire. "Any human rights activity in Chechnya involves significantly greater risk than in any region of central Russia," Kalyapin told RFE/RL in 2016. "That is clear." "I can't think of any regions where investigations were opposed ...
Employees found out that in the morning Titiev went to work from a house in the village of Kurchaloy, and at 9am he had to meet with a friend in the village of Mayrtup and go to Grozny, but he did not come to the meeting. A friend waited for him about an hour and began to call Titiev, but he did not answer ...
Aminat Avturkhanova has not been heard from for a while. She is the widow of Zelimkhan Dzhabaev, the Chechen man who was executed on the morning of 27 January 2017 in the second regiment of the Grozny Patrol and Inspection Service. According to Novaya Gazeta, Avturkhanova was taken from her ...
A park named after the national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev will be opened in the center of Grozny until the end of this year. The Mayor ...
A new park will be built in Grozny. It will be named after Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan and will be located in the Oktyabrsky district of the ...
Zelimkhan Bakayev, 26, disappeared soon after arriving in Grozny to ... home to Chechnya may have been killed in Grozny's crackdown on ...
They said: "He arrived in Grozny and was picked up by police within three ... He said: "There is absolutely nothing to do in Grozny or Moscow ...
Soon, seven more women and 14 children will be taken to Grozny from the war-torn Syria, head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on his ...
Bakaev's mother had previously reported him as missing to the police in Grozny on August 17, almost two weeks after his disappearance and ...
The police of the North Caucasus Federal District detained thief in law Hussein Akhmadov, 51, known in the criminal world as Hussein Slepoy ...
Today, a large volleyball and sports complex was opened in Grozny. The opening ceremony was attended by the Secretary of the Russian ...
Demonstrators this week staged unauthorized rallies in Moscow, Chechnya's capital Grozny, Dagestan's Makhachkala and other parts of the ...
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov delivers a speech during a rally in Grozny in support of Burma's Rohingya Muslim minority on September 4.
Protests were held in Moscow, and in Grozny, the capital of the Russian republic of Chechnya, in support of the Muslim Rohingya minority in ...
Pictures from the protest in the capital city of Grozny showed up to 30,000 people on the streets, one day after hundreds more appeared at the ...
State television footage showed tens of thousands rallying in Grozny's main square to support the Rohingya. Chechnya is predominantly ...
The flight carrying four women and eight children, all citizens of Russia, recovered from battle zones in Iraq, has landed in Grozny, the capital ...
Askhabov was driving to Grozny on the morning of August 25 from his home in Achkhoi-Martan when his car came under fire from an ...
On Thursday, March 16, Floyd Mayweather stepped off his private jet, a custom-built Gulfstream III, to a hero's welcome in Grozny, Chechnya. A handful of Chechens dressed in multi-colored tracksuits with the Akhmat MMA logo emblazoned on their chests ...
A Russian soldier with a piano left behind in a central Grozny park in Chechnya on February 6, 1995. At the time, the Russian army was fighting with some of groups of Chechen guerillas in Grozny during the First Chechen War, according to Reuters.
A Russian soldier with a piano left behind in a central Grozny park in Chechnya on February 6, 1995. At the time, the Russian army was fighting with some of groups of Chechen guerillas in Grozny during the First Chechen War, according to Reuters.
Maskhadov was killed on 8 March 2005 during an attack by the Federal Security Service's elite Alpha Group on a house in the village in Tolstoy-Yurt, some 15 km north of Grozny. Maskhadov was hiding in a bunker when, according to the official version of ...
Since then the capital Grozny has been rebuilt with some shiny new towers. But a free press no longer exists, and the few journalists still reporting on human rights abuses in Chechnya do so at their own peril - at least two have paid for their work ...
A model wears a creation by Aishat Kadyrova during the Firdaws fashion show in Grozny, the capital city of the Chechen Republic, Russia, on March 1, 2017.
The differences between the Realist style used here and the idealised, unrepresentative portraiture of the day is exaggerated hugely by the savagery of this piece.
The differences between the Realist style used here and the idealised, unrepresentative portraiture of the day is exaggerated hugely by the savagery of this piece.
In a much-criticized move in Montenegro, leaders of the pro-Russian opposition alliance are visiting Grozny to boost ties with Chechen leaders.
February 2000 - Russian forces take control of Grozny, and the conflict begins to wind down. July 2000 - Militants launch five suicide bomb attacks on Russian security bases.
Sire De Grugy, the former Champion Chaser, will miss the Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase at Ascot on Saturday after Gary Moore decided he needed more time following his fall at Kempton over Christmas.


 

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