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Magomed Torijev

Magomed is a journalist, human rights activist, and expert on the North Caucasus and former USSR. He has worked for RFE/RL, Prague Watchdog, the UN in Chechnya and Ingushetia, and the OSCE Mission to Ukraine.

Opinion | The Ingush are leaving Russia

A Russian collapse following their defeat in Ukraine is inevitable, and when it comes, the Ingush are ready to forge their own future.

Opinion | Russia’s death train rolls through Chechnya and Ingushetia

Russia’s ‘victory train’ is a grotesque parody of the trains that took so many to exile and death.

Opinion | Kadyrov’s growing Apologystan 

When it comes to relations with neighbouring regions, Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov acts with all the humbleness of a Sultan in a Turkish soap opera.