Russia’s bitter relationship with Chechnya will be in the spotlight during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in February

In truth, this guerrilla war is just the latest stage in a cycle of oppression and resistance lasting centuries as Islamist leader and self-styled Emir of the Caucasus promises to use ‘maximum force’ to stop these Games Michael Church Thursday, 26 December 2013 Any day soon, a bomb may go off in the Black Sea…

US authorities accused of intimidating associates of Chechen killed by FBI

Girlfriend of man killed during questioning about his relationship with Boston Marathon suspect deported after weeks of detention   Shaun Walkerin Moscow and Richard Luscombein Miami theguardian.com,  Tuesday 15 October 2013 13.33 EDT Abdul-Baki Todashev holds a photo he claims is of his dead son Ibragim Todashev during a news conference. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP The family…

Was Boston Bomber a white supremacist? Investigation finds Tamerlan Tsarnaev was in possession of right-wing extremist literature in run-up to terror attack

Tamerlan  Tsarnaev read right-wing literature that claimed ‘Hitler had a  point’ The suspect  had material that claimed the 9/11 was a government  conspiracy Tamerlan,  26, had literature on mass killings and how victims were  murdered By  Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 03:38 EST, 5  August 2013 |  UPDATED: 03:42 EST, 5 August 2013     Tamerlan Tsarnaev…

Magnitsky affair: Russia has allowed suspected killers of a whistleblowing lawyer to escape with impunity, says damning report

Council of Europe investigation into death of tax specialist who uncovered a $230m fraud against the state rubbishes Russian version of events Cahal Milmo Tuesday, 25 June 2013 Russia has allowed the suspected killers of a whistleblowing lawyer to escape with impunity and instituted a high-level “cover up” of corruption which the international community must…

‘I sent him to his death:’ Father of Ibragim Todashev speaks out as friends mourn victims of 2011 triple murder ‘that Todashev confessed to’

Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot dead by an  FBI agent Wednesday after he reportedly turned violent during  questioning He had allegedly confessed to the FBI that  he had played a role in a triple slaying in the Boston area in 2011 His father says he sent his son to the U.S. to escape war-torn Chechnya…

Boston terror suspects uncle was married to CIA officer’s daughter and even shared a home with the agent

By  Katie Davies PUBLISHED: 18:34 EST, 27  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 00:55 EST, 28 April 2013   An uncle of the Boston bombers was previously  married to a CIA officer’s daughter for three years, it emerged today. Ruslan Tsarni, who publicly denounced his two  terrorist nephews’ actions and called them ‘Losers’, even lived with his …

Obama’s pick for ambassador to France ‘turned down the job because of his ties to a Russian $100 million illegal poker and money-laundering ring’

By  Hayley Peterson PUBLISHED: 11:54 EST, 26  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 11:54 EST, 26 April 2013 President Obama’s top pick for ambassador to  France was never offered the job because of his possible ties to an alleged  Russian money-laundering ring, the New York Post is reporting. Obama had privately notified Manhattan hedge  fund manager Marc…

Being on the Magnitsky List will have no impact on Russian Justice Ministry employees – Konovalov: The latest events in Boston and the so-called Chechen trace once again confirm this, Putin pointed out.”

Alexander Konovalov Фото: РИА Новости Being on the Magnitsky List will have no impact on Russian Justice Ministry employees – Konovalov  Russia is ready to improve its relations with the West, President Vladimir Putin said during his question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday. He pointed to the latest tragic events in the United States which…