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Is Chechnya Redrawing the Map of the North Caucasus?

Is Chechnya Redrawing the Map of the North Caucasus?

Moscow begrudgingly permits regional power play in exchange for North Caucasian security, but at what point will it clash with its internal security framework? Two months of contentious ethno-politics between Chechnya and Ingushetia, which prompted extended public demonstrations in the Ingush...

Gay in Chechnya: Worse Than War

Gay in Chechnya: Worse Than War

Detention, torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya continue the litany of human rights abuses in the country. “Imagine knowing that you’ve ruined not only your own life but the life of your entire family,” Akhmed tells The Guardian. “I’ve always just wanted to make my mother happy...

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