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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Three Chechen Challenges to Moscow’s Control of the North Caucasus

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Three Chechen Challenges to Moscow’s Control of the North Caucasus

Paul Goble

            Staunton, September 23 – The Kremlin’s massive payments to Ramzan Kadyrov and the latter’s oft-expressed loyalty to Vladimir Putin as well as the Chechen leader’s repressive policies within his republic have kept Chechnya relatively quiet in recent months and led many to assume that it is no longer a problem for Moscow.

            But three stories this weekend underscore the fact that however pacified Chechnya may appear to be, Kadyrov’s rule and Putin’s deference to him carry with it serious problems for Moscow in controlling that republic and other regions in the North Caucasus whose leaders often view what Kadyrov is doing as an indication of what they can try as well. Read more

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ACB 89: Abdul-Aziz Abdulvahabov and Ali Bagov

عبد العزيز عبد الوهابوف ضد علي باغوف

ACB 89: Abdul-Aziz Abdulvahabov and Ali Bagov

ACB 89: Абдул-Азиз Абдулвахабов (Россия) – Али Багов (Россия)

Published on Sep 8, 2018

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Besides the Russian Victory: Five Other Stories from the World Cup

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Besides the Russian Victory: Five Other Stories from the World Cup

Paul Goble

            Staunton, June 20 – As a result of its second victory, the Russian team has advanced to the second round of the World Cup, the first time it has done so since 1986, an occasion for congratulations and massive celebration by Russians across the country, developments that are eclipsing almost everything else. Read more

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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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Where All Caucasians are Circassians

Friday, May 12, 2017

‘Where All Caucasians are Circassians’

In memory of Majida Hilmi (1930-2017) (legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=majida-mufti-hilmi&pid=185351159).

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هل جميع القوقازيين شراكسة

الجمعة، 12 مايو/أيار، 2017

هل جميع القوقازيين شراكسة

في ذكرى ماجدة حلمي (1930-2017) (legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=majida-mufti-hilmi&pid=185351159).

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