News Policemen walk at the Olympic Park in the Adler district of Sochi 18 January, 2014. UK officials are warning more terrorist attacks are “very likely to occur” in Russia either before or during the Olympics.

Whitehall officials have warned attacks could occur during the Games

Gullit's crazy Chechen job 'too bizarre for words'

Ruud Gullit said his five-month stay at Chechen club Terek Grozny was so absurd he found it funny. The Dutch coach was sacked on Tuesday after poor results left Terek close to the bottom of the Russian Premier League.

Game over in Grozny: Gullit is sacked by Chechen President

The bizarre sojourn of Dutch football legend Ruud Gullit in Chechnya ended last night, as he was unceremoniously sacked as manager of the region's leading football team, Terek Grozny.

Ruud Gullit sacked by Terek Grozny

Chechnya's Kremlin-backed strongman said he fired Terek Grozny coach Ruud Gullit today after the team lost a match billed as his last chance to prove he cared more for their poor league position than bars.

Shaun Walker: An awkward reminder of violent tensions in the Caucasus

The migrant labourers come to Russia to work on construction sites and in menial jobs, and are often blamed for crimes

Russian colonel who tortured Chechen girl to death is given a hero's funeral

A former Russian army colonel convicted of the torture and murder of an 18-year-old Chechen girl was given a hero's burial yesterday, after he was shot dead by unknown attackers in Moscow last week.

Soldier who killed girl is shot dead

A former Russian army colonel who served a jail term for murdering a Chechen girl in 2000 was shot dead in Moscow yesterday.

Politkovskaya suspect arrested in Chechnya

The man suspected of shooting Anna Politkovskaya, one of Russia's best known and most fearless journalists, has been arrested at his family home in his native Chechnya.

Chechnya: No blood on my hands, says Kadyrov

Chechnya's kremlin-backed leader flippantly dismissed suggestions of involvement in killings in the restive Russian region, telling a court yesterday that his hands were clean following a recent manicure.

Anna Politkovskya: 'She paid the ultimate price for integrity'

In his final essay on women of courage, Gordon Brown calls for justice in the case of Russian journalist who was murdered in 2006 for her brave reporting on Chechnya

Video: 'Brazil' play Chechen friendly

Members of Brazil's 2002 World Cup winning squad have played a 'friendly match' in Chechnya against a local side.

Russia: Ten killed in clashes with militants

Ten people were reported killed yesterday in clashes between security forces and suspected militants in Russia's mainly Muslim North Caucasus.

Gullit relishing Russian challenge at Terek Grozny

Ruud Gullit says he is looking forward to the challenge of leading Terek Grozny after being unveiled as the Russian club's new manager.

Murder suspect's video stokes ethnic tensions

A Dagestani man wanted by police for the murder of a Moscow football fan has released a video accusing Russian society of being racist and its political leaders of stoking up ethnic tensions.

Chechen rebel leader claims airport bomb

Chechen warlord Doku Umarov has claimed responsibility for last month's suicide bombing at a Moscow airport and threatened more such attacks as a growing Islamic insurgency tries to force Russia to surrender control over its southern Caucasus region.

Rebel leader claims airport attack

Rebel leader Doku Umarov said last night that he had ordered the suicide bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport that killed 36 people and injured 180 last month.

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