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  1. July 11, 2013

    Little changes for those Russian officials on ‘Magnitsky list’

    When President Barack Obama signed the Magnitsky Act in December 2012, banning dozens of Russian officials from entering the...

  2. April 21, 2013

    Brothers’ links to Chechnya were remote

    The question of Chechnya’s independence appears to have created fissures in the Tsarnaev household as the family struggled...

  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 4, 2013

    Russian skycraper engulfed by fire

    An apartment block burns in Grozny, Russia. Musa Sadulayev/AP Photo A local resident takes photos with a mobile phone of a...

  2. February 25, 2013

    Depardieu renews double act with Kadyrov

    Fists pumping, arms outstretched in a winged pas de deux with a demurely headscarved folk dance partner, French actor Gérard...

  3. beyondbrics

    August 15, 2012

    Gazprom chief bets on horse racing

    You might think that Alexei Miller, the chief executive of Gazprom, had enough on his plate running the world’s biggest gas...

  4. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2012

    Russia: the election as seen via Twitter

    With over 99 per cent of Russia reporting, Vladimir Putin appears to have walked away from the Russian election with about...

  5. December 16, 2011

    25 Russians to watch

     Politics Alexei Navalny Blogger, shareholder activist, anti-corruption crusader, Navalny is the first politician in Russia...

  6. September 6, 2011

    Russia’s richest woman to sell building empire

    Russia’s richest woman has agreed to sell her vast construction business, signalling the end of an empire amassed during the...

  7. August 26, 2011

    Oligarch sets tough goals for Dagestan team

    A Russian oligarch is bidding to transform an obscure football team in a war-torn region of the country into a...

  8. beyondbrics

    August 5, 2011

    Grozny bids for World Cup big time

    Kadyrov challenges Maradona Grozny is not a name often associated with Europe’s sporting metropolises. But the Chechen...

  9. July 26, 2011

    US tones down action on Russia

    The US state department has banned a number of Russian officials from entering the US, in a compromise aimed at heading off...

  10. January 28, 2011

    Russia: In a new light

    Candles burn at Domodedovo airport in memory of victims of this weeks bomb, thought to be the work on an Islamist terrorist...

  11. October 19, 2010

    Insurgents attack parliament in Chechnya

    Armed insurgents have launched an attack on the parliament in Chechnya, the troubled southern Russian republic, killing at...

  12. May 26, 2010

    Southern Russian theatre bomb kills six

    At least six people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb exploded outside a theatre in the centre of the southern...

  13. April 1, 2010

    Medvedev urges ‘dagger blows’ against terrorists

    Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev made a surprise visit to the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Thursday and vowed that...

  14. August 22, 2009

    Bombers kill policemen in Chechnya

    Bombers on bicycles staged two suicide attacks in the Chechen capital of Grozny yesterday, killing at least four policemen....

  15. August 21, 2009

    Suicide attacks in Chechnya kill 4 policemen

    Bombers on bicycles struck in Chechnya today, launching two suicide attacks in the capital Grozny that killed at least four...

  16. August 12, 2009

    Charity chief murdered in Chechnya

    The head of a charity helping children in Russia's turbulent republic of Chechnya has been shot dead, together with her...

  17. August 12, 2009

    Charity worker killed in Chechnya

    The head of a charity helping children in Russia's turbulent republic of Chechnya has been shot dead, together with her...

  18. August 12, 2009

    Children's charity worker killed in Chechnya

    The head of a charity helping children in Russia's turbulent republic of Chechnya has been shot dead, together with her...

  19. August 11, 2009

    Charity chief found dead in Chechnya

    The head of a charity helping children in Russia’s turbulent republic of Chechnya has been found shot dead, together with...

  20. July 20, 2009

    Minorities in Russia want action not words

    Can a few fine words shed light to the dark corners of Russian justice even when they come from Dmitry Medvedev? No, not...

  21. July 19, 2009

    Minorities in Russia want action, not words

    Can a few fine words shed light into the dark corners of Russian justice even when they come from President Dmitry Medvedev?...

  22. July 18, 2009

    Chechen leader’s moves sow chaos in Caucasus

    One of the last acts of Natalia Estemirova, the human rights activist who was abducted and found murdered on Wednesday in...

  23. July 18, 2009

    Chechen leader's strong-arm tactics sow chaos in Caucasus

    One of the last acts of Natalia Estemirova, the human rights activist who was abducted and found murdered on Wednesday in...

  24. July 17, 2009

    Third killing of Chechen activist sparks outrage

    International outrage mounted yesterday over the abduction and killing of Natalia Estemirova, a prominent human rights...

  25. July 17, 2009

    Chechnya link seen in murder of activist

    Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, yesterday condemned the death of a prominent human rights activist as "very sad"...

  26. July 16, 2009

    Outrage grows over Chechen activist killing

    International outrage grew on Thursday over the abduction and killing of Natalia Estemirova (pictured right), a prominent...

  27. July 16, 2009

    Chechnya blamed over activist’s death

    The human rights group that employed Natalia Estemirova blamed Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov for the rights activist’s...

  28. July 16, 2009

    Chechnya human rights activist killed

    A prominent human rights activist has been found dead in Ingushetia with two wounds to her head after being kidnapped...

  29. June 23, 2009

    Ingushetia president wounded by car bomb blast

    The president of Russia's southern region of Ingushetia was seriously wounded yesterday in an assassination attempt that...

  30. April 17, 2009

    Chechnya reaps reward of fragile stablity

    Russian security forces clashed with rebels in Chechnya hours after Moscow declared an end to a decade of counter terrorism...

  31. January 13, 2009

    Chechnya's ruler puts his faith in Islam - and a leadership cult

    At the entrance to Chechnya's State University in the capital of Grozny, a gaggle of female students can usually be seen...

  32. January 12, 2009

    Chechnya’s president puts faith in Islam

    At the entrance to Chechnya’s State University in the capital of Grozny, a gaggle of female students can usually be seen...

  33. March 22, 2008

    The Angel of Grozny

    The Angel of Grozny: Inside Chechnya By Asne SeierstadTranslated by Nadia Christensen Virago £14.99, 352 pages FT bookshop...

  34. November 10, 2007

    Grozny's scars heal over deeper damage

    On Grozny's Minutka Square, once a moonscape of bomb craters, Mariam Binayeva wears the blue sash of the pro-Kremlin United...

  35. November 9, 2007

    Grozny’s scars heal over deeper damage

    On Grozny’s Minutka Square, once a moonscape of bomb craters, Mariam Binayeva wears the blue sash of the pro-Kremlin United...

  36. February 17, 2007

    Fears for Chechnya as ex-rebel takes helm

    Chechnya found itself under a new leader yesterday - but analysts warned the appointment of 30-year-old Ramzan Kadyrov as...

  37. November 21, 2006

    Chechen shot dead as concern grows about Russian killings

    A former Chechen commander and rival of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed prime minister of Chechnya, has been shot dead...

  38. November 21, 2006

    Kremlin denies role in ex-spy 'poison attack'

    The Kremlin on Monday dismissed as "sheer nonsense" allegations that the Russian government was involved in the alleged...

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