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Articles by Nabi Abdullaev

Kremlin Unarmed As Chechen Rebels Strengthen

Recent developments suggest that, after nearly ten years, the Kremlin still is unable to respond to attacks by separatists bent on an independent Chechnya. First, Chechen rebels staged a raid

MIGRANTS BLAMED FOR THE RISE OF ETHNIC HATRED IN RUSSIA

By Nabi Abdullaev [The Kremlin's efforts to battle ethnically motivated extremism will most likely prove futile, because Russian society, especially in its poorer layers, is plagued with genuine xenophobic sentiments.

RUSSIA REMAINS A DANGEROUS PLACE

By Nabi Abdullaev Over the past decade, contract killing and alcohol-fuelled slayings have become an everyday routine in Russia, leading many to look back nostalgically to the relatively crime-free days

CHECHNYA’S WAR: A “LOGIC” OF ITS OWN

By Nabi Abdullaev Little has changed in Chechnya since the November 18 meeting between Akhmed Zakaev, the Chechen rebels' representative, and Viktor Kazantsev, President Vladimir Putin's envoy in the Southern

THE GROWTH OF ISLAMIC RADICALISM IN RUSSIA

By Nabi Abdullaev With his clean-shaven chin and classic blue jeans, 40-year-old Akhmed Magomedov hardly fits the stereotypical image of an Islamic radical--bearded, brandishing a machine gun and calling for

CHECHNYA IS FACING PERSONNEL VACUUM

By Nabi Abdullaev The restoration of civilian and business institutions in Chechnya, which Russian officialdom is trying to present as already having been pacified, is inevitably colliding with the absence

A CULTURE OF ARMS PROSPERS IN THE NORTHERN CAUCASUS

By Nabi Abdullaev The exchange of currency in Makhachkala--the capital of Dagestan, Russia's southernmost republic--goes on right in the town's streets. Dozens of young men wave around packs of dollars

TUBERCULOSIS RAGES IN THE CAUCASUS

By Nabi Abdullaev According to medical standards, one lethal case of the tubercular meningitis marks the downfall of epidemiological services in a given region. In 1999, ten children with this

DAGESTAN’S LEADERSHIP IS HAPPY WITH PUTIN

By Nabi Abdullaev Vladimir Putin won 81 percent of the votes in Dagestan, Russia's southernmost republic. It was one of the highest results among the Russian regions. To a great