Is the Chechen/Ingush Border Change the Start of Something Bigger?

I plan to write an analysis of this issue, which raises international questions (in the cases of Ossetia and Lezginstan) as well as domestic ones. The speculation of this article from The Caucasus Times--that Moscow plans to consolidate the North Caucasus and thereby eliminate all the autonomous republics as havens for non-Russians to preserve their cultures--is definitely … Continue reading Is the Chechen/Ingush Border Change the Start of Something Bigger?

Did the Chechen/Ingush Border Dispute Open a Pandora’s Box?

The following article addresses precisely the question I had when I first heard about the Ingush/Chechen border dispute: won’t this awaken multiple efforts to redefine the borders of the various Caucasus republics? Even a brief summary of such disputes would require a major article. The Russian Empire arbitrarily divided the Caucasus based on the positions … Continue reading Did the Chechen/Ingush Border Dispute Open a Pandora’s Box?

Chechen Historian’s Book Banned

"Eighteen years after the death of the famous Chechen historian, author and social activist, Abudrahman Avtorkhanov, who dedicated his entire life to anti-Soviet activities, the Meshchansky Regional Court of Moscow has banned his book The Kremlin’s Empire: The Soviet Path to Colonialism." The original article can be found here. Here are some more excerpts: "Experts … Continue reading Chechen Historian’s Book Banned

400 Students from the Caucasus Arrested and Abused in Moscow

From the site Kavkaz.Realii, December 17, 2018: “400 students of the Sergo Ordzhonokidze State Geological Exploratory University were detained by the Russian National Guard. According to the site URA.ru, the representatives of the North Caucasus had established “their own rules” in the dormitory.” However, what this means was never clarified. “Russian soldiers began a passport … Continue reading 400 Students from the Caucasus Arrested and Abused in Moscow