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'

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Ruud Gullit sacked by Terek Grozny

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

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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.

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