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

Chechen President hits back over claim he ordered activist's murder

Kadyrov plans to sue Natalaya Estemirova's human rights group

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Swaggering bully in a sky-blue tracksuit

Ramzan Kadyrov's first response to his father's assassination in May 2004 was to travel to the Kremlin to meet Vladimir Putin. In bizarre televised images at the end of the tête-è-tête, Mr Putin offered the young, ginger-bearded Chechen – the first person ever to turn up to the Kremlin in a sky-blue tracksuit – his condolences and squeezed his hand.

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A report by Natalya Estemirova, the Russian activist murdered in Chechnya as she investigated human rights abuses

Russian activist shot dead

A prominent Russian activist who investigated abductions, killings and other rights abuses in Chechnya was shot dead yesterday. Natalya Estemirova was found lying on a road with two bullet wounds in her head hours after being kidnapped.

Gunmen kill nine Chechen police in Russia's Ingushetia

Nine Chechen police officers were killed today in the Russian republic of Ingushetia after gunmen opened fire on their convoy, Russia's Interfax news agency reported, citing the republic's interior ministry.

Passion, deadly secrets and betrayal in Putin's Russia

He was a member of Russia's elite security forces. She was a dissident playwright. Did they get too close – to each other, and the truth behind a notorious terrorist attack? Shaun Walker reports from Moscow

Kadyrov used Kremlin blessing to eliminate enemies and take office

When Akhmat Kadyrov was assassinated in May 2004, his son Ramzan travelled to the Kremlin for a meeting with Vladimir Putin. In bizarre televised images at the end of the meeting, Mr Putin offered Ramzan his condolences and squeezed the hand of the young, ginger-bearded Chechen who became the first person ever to turn up to the Kremlin wearing a sky-blue tracksuit.

Russia lifts 'terror zone' restrictions in Chechnya

Declaration brings end to years of conflict – and a new 'dictatorship'

Russia lifts security regime in Chechnya

Russia has lifted a tight security regime in Chechnya which has allowed it to enforce military-style restrictions there for the past decade, a Kremlin security body said today.

Former Chechen rebel boss assassinated in Dubai

An opponent of Chechnya’s Moscow-backed president, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been shot dead in Dubai. The murder of Sulim Yamadayev is the latest in a line of killings of Chechens who opposed the rule of Mr Kadyrov and again raises questions about the nature of his rule.

Foe of pro-Moscow Chechnya leader 'shot in Dubai'

Sulim Yamadayev, a bitter opponent of the Moscow-backed leader of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, has been badly wounded in an assassination attempt in the United Arab Emirates, Russian newspapers said today.

Russia mulls lifting tight Chechnya security regime

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on yesterday that improved security in Chechnya meant it was time to review tight restrictions in force there for the past decade.

Five killed in gunbattle near Chechnya

Security forces battled gunmen holed up in a mountainous forest east of Chechnya for a second day today and at least five officers were killed, regional officials said. An unknown number of militants were also killed.

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