Tuesday 4 August 2020
06 July 2020
Russian Journalist Avoids Prison, Will Appeal Guilty Verdict
Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva says she will appeal after a court found her guilty of "justifying terrorism" and ordered her to pay a fine of 500,000 rubles (about $7,000). The court in the western Russian city of Pskov announced its verdict on July 6 in a case that has drawn condemnation from human rights groups. The charges related to a 2018 article Prokopyeva wrote linking a suicide bombing to Russia's political climate.
16 June 2020
After 25 Years, Budyonnovsk Hostage Crisis Seen As Horrific Harbinger Of Terror
Chechen militants led by Shamil Basayev on June 14, 1995, took about 1,500 hostages in the southern Russian town of Budyonnovsk and seized a hospital. More than 100 died in the course of the five-day drama, many after failed attempts by Russian forces to free the hostages. It came just months after Russian forces launched the First Chechen War in December 1994.
19 December 2019
Police Deployed As Shots Heard In Moscow
Armed Russian policemen moved along a street near the Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters in Moscow, in mobile phone footage posted on December 19. In other footage, the sound of shots ringing out could be heard. A reporter for Current Time TV filmed police sealing off the area.
20 September 2019
With Mother In Iraqi Jail, Children Of Dead IS Fighter Start New Life In Georgia
Three children look happy and healthy now with their grandparents in Georgia, but that's after living for a year with their mother in an Iraqi jail. Their father, an Islamic State militant, was killed in Iraq, and the Georgian government is still trying to bring her home.
02 September 2019
'A Sniper Will Kill You': Mother And Son Recall Terror Of Beslan Siege
Fifteen years ago, militants with ties to the insurgency in Chechnya stormed a school in Beslan, southern Russia, taking more than 1,200 children and adults hostage. For a brief moment, a mother and her young son were at the center of the crisis, as she volunteered to act as a messenger between the militants and Russian forces.