North Caucasus Monthly: MinKavkaz abolished and Ingushetia government dissolves

MinKavkaz to be abolished. The resignation of Russia’s government on 22 January will have a direct impact on the North Caucasus (also see below), as the federal Ministry of North Caucasus Affairs (MinKavkaz) is set to be abolished, Caucasian Knot … Continue reading North Caucasus Monthly: MinKavkaz abolished and Ingushetia government dissolves

Minority language rights in peril, and PACE visits Chechnya

– The self-immolation of the Udmurt-language professor Albert Razin on September 10th shocked those concerned with the development of the indigenous languages of the Russian Federation. His suicide was carried out in protest against the neglect of Russia’s minority languages. In … Continue reading Minority language rights in peril, and PACE visits Chechnya

A bridge to the Muslim world? Chechnya’s engagement with the Middle East in historical perspective

On 29 March 2019, Grozny hosted the last panels of the “Islam – Message of Mercy and Peace” conference, organised by the World Muslim League. The event brought in delegations and representatives from 43 countries, including theologians and dignitaries. At … Continue reading A bridge to the Muslim world? Chechnya’s engagement with the Middle East in historical perspective