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

New suicide blasts kill 12 in southern Russia

Two suicide bombers — including one impersonating a police officer — killed 12 people today in southern Russia.

Russians on the hunt for new suicide bomb cell

Reports say 21 potential bombers are poised to strike as Putin vows to track down masterminds of the Moscow attacks

Shaun Walker: 'I know nothing of Chechnya, except they're dangerous people'

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Nothing But The Truth, By Anna Politkovskaya trans Arch Tait

Anna Politkovskaya was gunned down in the stairwell of her Moscow flat on 7 October 2006. Her murder shocked, but did not entirely surprise, those who had followed her reporting and recent developments in Russia. It called forth a multitude of tributes from around the world in the spirit of the epigraph to this volume, which describes her as the "honour and conscience of Russia". It also prompted one of the most notoriously ill-judged comments ever uttered by President Vladimir Putin. She was, he said, a full three days after her death, someone whose influence on political life in Russia was "minimal".

Former soldier suspected of train bombing

Islamic militant blamed for an earlier attack on same Russian rail line

Faith leaders call for calm as murdered priest is buried

Religious tensions rise after death of man who converted Muslims to Christianity

Opposition activist killed in southern Russia

Regional police say a prominent opposition activist in the Russian province of Ingushetia has been shot and killed by unidentified gunmen.

Chechen ruler wins libel case over murder allegation

The Chechen President, Ramzan Kadyrov, won libel damages from a human rights organisation yesterday after its head implicated him in the murder of a human rights activist.

Bombers on bicycles strike Grozny

Battalion of Martyrs’ claims responsibility for spate of attacks on Russia

Russia sacks minister after suicide bomb kills 20

Islamist militants blamed for massive blast at police station in tiny Caucasus republic

Suicide truck bomb kills 14 in Russia

A suicide bomber exploded a truck at a police station in Russia's restive North Caucasus today, killing at least 14 people and wounding nearly 60 others, officials said.

Purges strike fear in new Chechnya

When the police killed Svetlana Bazhayeva's nephew, her life was torn apart – and in a lawless state, she joined the growing ranks of the bereaved. Shaun Walker reports from Grozny

Newlywed charity workers are latest victims of Chechen terror

Shaun Walker in Shalakhi witnesses the fear and grief provoked by a brutal double murder in the Russian region

Russian murder trial may be merged with inquiry

A court could halt the retrial of three men for the murder of Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya after prosecutors agreed that the case should be merged with an investigation into who ordered the hit.

Human rights group pulls out of Chechnya

Activist's murder highlights the chaos, corruption and crime infesting Russia's North Caucasus region
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