Decade of Relative Stability in North Caucasus Coming to an End, Neroznikova Says

Friday, July 5, 2019

Decade of Relative Stability in North Caucasus Coming to an End, Neroznikova Says

Paul Goble

Staunton, July 3 – The decade of relative stability in the North Caucasus, a period during which the authorities were not able to resolve “the basic problem of the region,” the clash between Islamic fundamentalism and a corrupt and lawless civil power, is rapidly coming to an end, according to Yekaterina Neroznikova, a journalist who has long worked in the region.

She tells Sovershenno Sekretno commentator Anton Krivenyuk that there are likely to be leadership changes in Daghestan and Chechnya as well as more corruption scandals and that these things will only exacerbate the underlying problems of a region that remains divided into “ethnic quarters” (sovsekretno.ru/articles/kto-mozhet-rabotat-toporom-/). Read more

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Circassia Being Part Of Caucasus Mosaic

Circassia Being Part Of Caucasus Mosaic

By: Adel Bashqawi                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 December, 2018

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Setting the North Caucasus Ablaze is Easy; Putting Out the Flames is Hard

Monday, September 24, 2018

Setting the North Caucasus Ablaze is Easy; Putting Out the Flames is Hard

Paul Goble

            Staunton, September 23 – Because of its earlier bitter experience, Moscow’s policy in the North Caucasus over the last decade has been to use subsidies and force to make sure that ethnic and religious conflicts do not break out in the region since setting the North Caucasus ablaze is easy – there is a lot of “dry tinder” around – but putting out the conflagration is hard.

            That makes some of Moscow’s recent actions, including both intentional moves and failures, surprising and has led some to ask this week “why did the powers that be allow the outburst of the Kabardino-Balkar conflict?” (onkavkaz.com/news/2403-v-kbr-promorgali-konflikt-pochemu-vlasti-dopustili-vspyshku-kabardino-balkarskogo-protivostojan.html). Read more

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Georgia cuts diplomatic relations with Syria after it recognises Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Georgia cuts diplomatic relations with Syria after it recognises Abkhazia and South Ossetia

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A Baker’s Double Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 90

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Baker’s Double Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 90

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Moscow Unwittingly Promoting Broader Anti-Russian Identities in the North Caucasus

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Moscow Unwittingly Promoting Broader Anti-Russian Identities in the North Caucasus

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More Protests in North Caucasus Likely Given Collapse in Economy and Political Authority, Expert Says

Thursday, March 23, 2017

More Protests in North Caucasus Likely Given Collapse in Economy and Political Authority, Expert Says

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