Russian-Murid War 1834-1859

Russian-Murid War 1834-1859

DAGESTAN Northern and eastern Caucasus, approaching the central western Caspian coast. The Murid Imams of the 19th century were the source of considerable resistence to Russian advances in the region, and succeeded in gaining independence from Russian occupation for a time after 1834. Read more

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For Russia Now, There are Two North Caucasuses Not One

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

For Russia Now, There are Two North Caucasuses Not One

Paul Goble

            Staunton, September 20 – Many Russians as well as outside observers routinely speak of the North Caucasus as if it were a unified whole when in fact there is a deep divide between its eastern portion which was Islamicized far earlier and remains more Islamic to this day and the western part which has had a different history.

            Indeed, one is almost justified in speaking of two North Caucasuses not one at least in terms of the Russian presence and control and of the nature of national movements and challenges to Moscow. Read more

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More than Half of North Caucasians Say Their Lives Became Worse in 2019, New Poll Finds

Friday, September 13, 2019

More than Half of North Caucasians Say Their Lives Became Worse in 2019, New Poll Finds

Paul Goble

Staunton, September 9 – Fifty-six percent of the residents of Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia and Daghestan say their lives have become worse in 2019. Only 33 percent said their lives had become better, a gap of 23 percent and one that is far larger than the difference of six percent found in a similar poll in 2017.

The poll of 1200 people selected as a representative sample in Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, and Daghestan by the Medium Orient Agency for the Prague-based Caucasus Times strongly suggests that North Caucasus residents believe their lives are getting worse (caucasustimes.com/ru/opros-bolee-poloviny-zhitelej-severnogo-kavkaz-stali-zhit-huzhe-v-2019-godu/). Read more

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CAUCASUS WARS / Analysis and information on the ongoing struggles of the peoples of the Caucasus.

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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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Состояние участниц голодовки в Дербенте ухудшилось

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25 июня 2019

Состояние участниц голодовки в Дербенте ухудшилось

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Участники акции в Махачкале отпущены из полиции

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09 июня 2019, 17:18

Участники акции в Махачкале отпущены из полиции
Активисты, задержанные в Махачкале на акции в поддержку Ивана Голунова и Мартина Кочесоко, отпущены из отдела полиции. Участники акции осудили также преследование Оюба Титиева и Жалауди Гериева в Чечне.

Как писал “Кавказский узел”, махачкалинские активисты Арсен Магомедов и Мурад Манапов были доставлены в отдел полиции после записи видеообращения в поддержку арестованного в Москве журналиста Ивана Голунова и черкесского активиста Мартина Кочесоко, задержанного в Кабардино-Балкарии. Read more

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