Whitehall officials have warned attacks could occur during the Games
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Monday 07 February 2011
Video appears to show Moscow bomber and warns of 'monthly, weekly' atrocities
Saturday 05 February 2011
The former Soviet republics are awash with money and it is being thrown at football clubs – the vanity projects of tycoons or politicians
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Ramzan Kdyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, said this week that a local rule forcing women to wear headscarves was justified because the sight of female flesh prevents him from concentrating on his work.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Islamic militants emerged as the most likely suspects behind the Moscow airport attack. There has been no claim of responsibility but early witness reports suggested the bomber had a "North Caucasus appearance".
Monday 24 January 2011
A suicide bomber killed more than 30 people and injured about 140 when he blew himself up in a packed terminal at Moscow's busiest airport today.
Thursday 20 January 2011
Ex-Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit now runs a Chechen warlord's team. Does he know what he's getting into?
Sunday 16 January 2011
Sunday 19 December 2010
Friday 17 December 2010
Some of the finest novels in the Russian language are set in the Caucasus Mountains. Mikhail Lermontov, Lev Tolstoy and Alexander Pushkin were just some of the writers who all but invented Russian literature against the backdrop of the turbulent south. Modern books about 19th-century Chechnya routinely quote Tolstoy's Hadji Murat or Pushkin's Prisoner of the Caucasus, and their evocation of the noble highlander as a worthy adversary. That is because their viewpoint is the only one we have. The ordinary Chechen's opinion about the Tsarist armies' conquest of their homeland, or about anything else, is unrecorded except in the imagination of the great Russian writers.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Gunmen stormed the parliament building in Grozny, the volatile capital of Chechnya, yesterday morning in an audacious attack that left six dead and 17 injured. The assault – most likely carried out by Islamic insurgents – appeared to be timed to coincide with a visit to Grozny by Russia's interior minister, Rashid Nurgaliyev.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Islamic insurgents including a suicide bomber stormed Chechnya's Parliament today, leaving six people dead and 17 injured in one of the most brazen attacks on the provincial capital in months, officials said.
Wednesday 22 September 2010
Four police officers will appear in court today accused of attacking a terrorist suspect nearly seven years ago.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
A Chechen separatist who was briefly detained in Poland on a Russian warrant accusing him of murder, kidnapping and terrorism, has left Warsaw to return to his home in London, a Polish aide said yesterday.
Saturday 18 September 2010
Friday 10 September 2010
A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 100 others near a busy market in Russia's restive North Caucasus yesterday.
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