The head of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has caused anger among Israel’s Russian community, after making an anti-Semitic statement. [Read more…]
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has provoked outrage in neighbouring Daghestan by criticising Imam Shamil, the leader of the resistance to the Russian Empire’s 19th-century conquest of the North-east Caucasus. [Read more…]
Mass executions, murders, abductions, rape, torture, intimidation, extortion, forged criminal proceedings, monstrous corruption — this is what Ramzan Kadyrov’s Chechnya looks like today. The Russian republic is completely disconnected from the Russian legal system — with the consent of the Russian authorities.
Chechen state TV has broadcasted a video report in which a 16-year-old boy apologises in tears to Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov, for his criticism of the Russian republic’s officials. [Read more…]
The Head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, has announced he is stepping down, citing ‘disunity in society’. Yevkurov leaves his post following eight months of unprecedented mass protests in Ingushetia over a land deal with neighbouring Chechnya. [Read more…]
People from the Russian Republic of Daghestan have dismantled a road sign reading ‘Shelkovskoy District of Chechnya’ near the entrance to the Daghestani city of Kizlyar. The next morning, chair of the Chechen Parliament Magomed Daudov visited the scene and the authorities of Daghestan convened an emergency meeting. [Read more…]
Chechnya and Daghestan have suspended the border demarcation process between the two Russian republics a month after Chechnya ‘unilaterally’ registered parts of Daghestan as within their own territory. [Read more…]
The chairman of the Chechen Parliament, Magomed Daudov, has visited Daghestan to open official border talks between the two Russian republics. This was the first official visit by the Chechen authorities since the appearance of a map on the Chechen parliament’s website in November caused consternation in Daghestan, as it showed a part of Daghestan’s territory as being a part of Chechnya. [Read more…]
At least two people have been tortured to death and 40 detained in a new wave of state persecutions of queer people in the Russian Republic of Chechnya, Russian activists say.