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Chechen Strongman Calls Islamic State Governorate in Caucasus a 'Bluff' | VICE News

Ramzan Kadyrov, the strongman leader of Russia's Chechnya republic, says that the Islamic State (IS) was just bluffing when it announced the creation of its first <i>wilayat</i>, or governorate, in the northern Caucasus of Russia earlier this week.<p>Analysts aren't so sure of this, suggesting that IS could …


Chechen Leader Rejects Claims Of Islamic State Branches In Muslim North Caucasus Region

The leader of Chechnya dismissed claims Wednesday that the Islamic State group has opened branches in the predominately Muslim North Caucasus …


Europe’s Highest Ski Lifts Rising Above the Caucasus

In pre-season ski news, OJSC "Northern Caucasus Resorts has begun construction of the highest aerial lift in Europe at Mount Elbrus.The post Europe’s …


Islamic State on recruitment spree in Russia’s North Caucasus

The Russian province of Dagestan, a flashpoint for Islamic violence in the North Caucasus, is feeding hundreds of fighters to the Islamic State in Syria – and now some are coming back home with experience gained from the battlefield.<p>The departures mean that the region itself has become markedly …

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US and British army parade 300 yards from Russia border

American armoured vehicles and British soldiers parade through Estonian border city of Narva, as tensions between Russia and the West continue to escalate<p>US army vehicles and British soldiers paraded through the streets of an Estonian city just 300 yards from the Russian border yesterday, in a …

Poland mulls compulsory army training due to Russia fears

Poland could call up men with no military experience to take part in compulsory army exercises as Russia threat looms<p><b>Poland</b> could call up men with no military experience to take part in compulsory army training, under new regulations governing who can be drafted into uniform.<p>The legislation, signed …

Russian Military To Create Two New Armies In West Of Country As Hostility Toward NATO Increases

The Russian military plans to create two new armies in the west of the country by winter, according to a senior military source cited by the …

War Against ISIS: Russian Forces Ready To Meet With Free Syrian Army To Defeat Islamic State, Minister Says

Russia is ready to establish contact with the Free Syrian Army, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday, according to a report by Sputnik …

11 incredible pictures from Russia's International Army Games

But from August 1 to 15, Russia will still get to showcase its military might.<p>The International Army Games, which are taking place outside of Moscow, are Russia's way of strengthening military cooperation with 16 countries during a time of increased international isolation for Moscow, while also …


Ukraine’s Other War May Matter As Much As Its Fight With Russia

KIEV, Ukraine—A year ago, the only topic of conversation in Ukraine’s capital was the war. Did Russia want to take half the country or just a part of …

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London Olympics 'sabotaged' by Russian athletes who were 'doping'

The World Anti-Doping Agency commission said the London Olympics were more or less sabotaged by allowing Russian athletes to compete when they should …

New photos suggest Russia's operation in Syria stretches well beyond its air campaign

Russia first launched air strikes to support President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's four-year civil war on Sept. 30 but has repeatedly said it has no intention of mounting a ground operation.<p>It has instead said it will limit its help to military trainers, advisers and deliveries of military equipment.<p>…


How Russian athletics’ rotten system built a wall to conceal doping and deceit

To those around track and field in the Soviet era, the scale of Russia’s cheating will sound eerily familiar – almost everyone was in on it<p>Anyone who followed track and field during the Cold War would have felt an eerie sense of déjà vu as Dick Pound set out the collusion between the Russian state …