ISIS/ISIL

Georgia kills suspected leader of Istanbul attack

Chechen Akhmed Chatayev was the mastermind of the 2016 Istanbul airport attack, according to Turkish authorities.

Georgia kills suspected leader of Istanbul attack

Opinion

Is Chechnya's Kadyrov really 'dreaming' of quitting?

Chechen President Ramazan Kadyrov talks about standing down to assert his indispensability.

Mark Galeotti

by Mark Galeotti

Mark Galeotti

Chechnya

Russia's Chechnya leader says he is ready to resign

' Now we have order and prosperity ... and time has come for changes in the Chechen Republic'

Russia's Chechnya leader says he is ready to resign

Reporter's Notebook

The Nemtsov Bridge

Meet the men and women keeping a 24-hour vigil on the spot where Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed.

Keeping Boris Nemtsov's memory alive

Russia

Gay rights activists detained in Moscow

Five people held as they try to deliver petition protesting against alleged abuses of gay men in Chechnya.

Gay rights activists detained in Russia's Moscow

The Listening Post

Brazil: An inconvenient protest for the media

Why Brazil's strike was largely ignored by the country's big media outlets. Plus, the challenges of reporting Chechnya.

Opinion

Russia: The ghost of a terrorised past

The latest bombing in St Petersburg comes after two decades of terrorist attacks in Russia.

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

The Listening Post

Reporting in Ramzan Kadyrov's Chechnya

Navigating the dangerous media landscape in a region where journalists face threats, harassment, and death.

The Listening Post

Rupert Murdoch's unfinished business

Will Rupert Murdoch succeed in taking over Sky? Plus, the challenges of reporting on Chechnya.

Human Rights

Chechen asylum seekers stranded in Belarus

Chechen asylum seekers say they are stranded in 'Europe's last dictatorship' and are turned away at Polish border.

Chechen asylum seekers stranded in Belarus

Opinion

Death of an ISIL commander

If true, Omar the Chechen's death would be a significant, but not fatal, blow to ISIL.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey

ISIS/ISIL

Russia: 20 ISIL-linked rebel leaders killed in 2015

Security service chief says 156 fighters also 'neutralised' in North Caucasus as analysts question report's veracity.

Russia: 20 ISIL-linked rebel leaders killed in 2015

Human Rights

Chechnya's hard-line protector of Muslim rights

While targeting 'terrorists and junkies', Kremlin-backed strongman Kadyrov flaunts the law to safeguard moderate Islam.

Chechnya's hard-line protector of Muslim rights

Opinion

Chechnya: The reality behind appearances

Chechnya's reality of fear and abuse will keep eroding the facade Ramzan Kadyrov has created.

Anton Ryzhov

by Anton Ryzhov

Anton Ryzhov

Witness

Chechnya: War Without Trace

A unique look at Chechnya's remarkable transformation and the terror that exists behind its gleaming facade.