Posts Tagged ‘ chechnya ’

Russia’s Recognition of Georgian Areas Raises Hopes of Its Own Separatists

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

An association of nationalist groups, the All-Tatar Civic Center, swiftly published an appeal that “for the first time in recent history, Russia has recognized the state independence of its own citizens” and expressed the devout wish that Tatarstan would be next. The declaration was far-fetched, its authors knew: One of Vladimir V. Putin’s signal achievements as Mr. Medvedev’s predecessor was to suppress separatism. The Tatar movement was at its lowest ebb in 20 years.



Russian police kill anti-government website owner

Sep 1st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

The killing of Ingushetiya.ru owner Magomed Yevloyev could incite tensions in the province of Ingushetia west of Chechnya, which has been the site of frequent attacks on police and other officials. Police arrested Yevloyev today, taking him off a plane that had just landed in Ingushetia province near Chechnya, said the site’s deputy editor.