Russia began a second bid to convict the suspected killers of prominent Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya at a pre-trial hearing on Monday, but her family said the question of who ordered the murder was unlikely to emerge from the case.
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Wednesday 17 May 2006
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Monday 15 May 2006
The bodies of two women, both killed by alligators, were found less than a week after a similar death in Florida, a state that had seen just 17 confirmed fatal attacks by the animals in the previous 57 years.
Wednesday 31 August 2005
Thursday 17 February 2005
Russia has been accusedof presiding over an orgy of kidnapping, torture and murder in the breakaway republic of Chechnya and of forcing the region's cowed inhabitants to live in a climate of "fear and intimidation".
Thursday 30 September 2004
Tuesday 21 September 2004
The most senior Russian army officer to have been convicted of war crimes in Chechnya was put forward for a presidential pardon yesterday, less than 18 months after he was found guilty of strangling an 18-year-old Chechen woman.
Wednesday 15 September 2004
A Chechen separatist envoy to Britain warned yesterday that there would be more massacres such as the one in Beslan unless President Vladimir Putin changed his policies.
Friday 10 September 2004
Wednesday 08 September 2004
Who were the hostage-takers?
Tuesday 31 August 2004
Nothing sums up Russia's failure in the troubled southern region of Chechnya more pointedly than the coincidence of two developments yesterday. The first was the announcement that President Putin's choice, Alu Alkhanov, had been elected Chechnya's new president by a landslide. The second was confirmation from Russia's security services that simultaneous plane crashes five days before the election were caused by explosives - most likely detonated by Chechen women suicide bombers.
Friday 27 August 2004
Thursday 24 June 2004
Russian forces in Chechnya were yesterday accused of operating South American-style death squads which routinely target innocent civilians.
Wednesday 23 June 2004
Russia's unofficial war in Chechnya spilled over into a neighbouring republic yesterday after 200 heavily armed men went on a bloody spree in the republic of Ingushetia, killing 57 people dead and wounding many more.
Wednesday 12 May 2004
President Vladimir Putin tried to reassert Moscow's faltering grip on Chechnya yesterday by paying a surprise visit to the republic two days after his chief ally in the region was blown up.
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