Sunday, March 1, 2015

The next Genghiz Khan of All Russia (plus the Instagram)? Were Chechen Security Personnel Responsible For Nemtsov's Death? "Nonstate media, including Novaya Gazeta, have suggested that Nemtsov was under threat from Kadyrov's own security personnel for his repeated criticism of the Chechen leader."


The next Genghiz Khan of All Russia (plus the Instagram)? 


For many in both Russia and the West, the Kremlin is inevitably the prime suspect in the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. But the possibility of a Chechen connection should not be dismissed out of hand, given Nemtsov's repeated criticism of Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov.

Were Chechen Security Personnel Responsible For Nemtsov's Death?


Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov followed suit, writing on Instagram, "there is no doubt that the murder of Nemtsov was organized by Western intelligence agencies who seek by any means to create internal conflict in Russia."

M.N.: The hat is burning on the thief's head, as the Russian saying goes.

(Nonstate media, including Novaya Gazeta, have suggested that Nemtsov was under threat from Kadyrov's own security personnel for his repeated criticism of the Chechen leader.) 

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Thursday, March 19, 2015




Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Putin's "victorious" policy of "Chechenisation" and "Kadyrovisation" is an utter hypocrisy and his complete, unconditional and very dangerous for Russia self-defeat: Russia Won Nothing in Chechnya | Opinion: The problem is that those former rebels have never adopted Russian laws. Chechnya is a unique experiment, although the locals are usually reluctant to discuss the subject with outsiders. Of course, every Russian region has its share of legal abuses, but Chechnya has become a practically lawless society... Was it really worth it to fight two wars to restore constitutional order here if it was never actually restored? Are the people holding power in Chechnya the same who rained heavy fire down on Russian positions in Grozny in 1996 and 2000? If so, then what victory was achieved there?.. In a sense, it is not Chechnya that has adopted Russia's constitutional order, but Russia that has assimilated much of what has become customary in Chechnya over the last 10 years.









Monday, March 16, 2015

A still from the documentary Chechnya: War Without Trace by French director Manon Loizeau, which looks at life in Chechnya under pro-Kremlin strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.
A still from the documentary Chechnya: War Without Trace by French director Manon Loizeau, which looks at life in Chechnya under pro-Kremlin strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.


Sunday, March 15, 2015


Saturday, March 14, 2015



March 12, 2015

The Sick Man Of Moscow


Vladimir Putin may well be seriously ill, or worse.
He hasn't appeared in public in a week, he just canceled a trip to Kazakhstan and a series of meetings in Moscow, and the hashtag #ПутинУмер (Putin Died) is trending like mad on Twitter. There have beenreports in the Russian media that he's had a stroke.
Whether Putin is sick, or "is feeling fine," as his spokesman Dmitry Peskov insists, the system he presides over is far from healthy. Even if Putin the man is in top form, the "collective Putin," Russia's informal ruling circle, is showing signs of deep distress.
In fact, over the past two weeks, since the February 27 assassination of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, it has appeared to be in the throes of a crisis. Informal rules have been violated, rivalries among figures near the top of the power pyramid have escalated into open conflict, and Putin has been conspicuous by his absence.
And while it is impossible for outsiders to truly know what is going on in the opaque world of the Kremlin's inner sanctum, there seem to be two possible explanations for Putin's disappearance from public view.
Either he is fine and furiously working behind the scenes to calm the clan warfare that has emerged in the wake of the Nemtsov assassination.
Or Putin is truly sick and incapacitated and the recent turbulence we have witnessed -- from the assassination to the muddled narratives in the investigation to the open conflict between the Federal Security Service (FSB) and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov -- are symptoms of a highly personalized system that has lost its head.
New Rules?
In a political system like Russia's, where formal institutions are weak, court politics are paramount, and personal ties mean everything, obscure signals and gestures matter a lot. So do informal rules. They have to, because the law doesn't apply to those on the top.
This was one of the reasons why the Nemtsov assassination was so shocking. Killing somebody this prominent -- and certainly doing the deed blocks from Red Square -- was against the rules.
As Ivan Yakovina, a former political correspondent for Lenta.ru, wrote recently in the Ukrainian newspaper Novoye Vremya, "Moscow's unspoken rules" forbid killing those other top politicians. Even those such as Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, who had gone into opposition.
The killing, therefore, was "a signal to all representatives of this class," Yakovina added.
And if the Nemtsov assassination has violated one of the cardinal edicts of Putinism, the aftermath violated another: Clan warfare among top members of the elite must not be played out in public.
When the FSB named Zaur Dadayev -- a man with close ties to Kadyrov - as the mastermind of the Nemtsov assassination, it was interpreted in the elite as a direct assault on the Chechen strongman.
Kadyrov is powerful. Perhaps one of the most powerful men in Russia. He has thousands of loyal armed men at his disposal; he has a strong lobby in the Interior Ministry; he counts key Kremlin power brokers like Vladislav Surkov as his allies; and he has long enjoyed Putin's support.
But he has also acquired powerful enemies, including Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov, Kremlin political overlord Vyacheslav Volodin, and FSB chief Aleksandr Bortnikov.
And Kadyrov's enemies now appear to be using the Nemtsov assassination to take him down.
In a recent interview, the prominent journalist and Kremlin-watcher Oleg Kashin noted that it was significant that Dadayev and the other suspects in the Nemtsov case were arrested by the FSB and made public by Bortnikov himself.
"Up until now, Bortnikov was not a public person who announces somebody's arrest," Kashin said. "This is usually done by Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin."
This, Kashin added, also reeked of a "siloviki war" -- a showdown among the security services -- since Dadayev served as deputy commander of Battalion Sever, an Interior Ministry paramilitary unit formed by the Chechen leader.
"Bortnikov struck a blow against Kadyrov," journalist and political commentator Orkhan Dzhemal told Ekho Moskvy.
"There's a battle going on. The Spasskaya is fighting the Borovitskaya," he said, metaphorically referring to the two famous Kremlin towers.
Battle Of The Titans
The battle played out in media reports about the Nemtsov investigation, too. A report in the pro-Kremlin tabloid Moskovsky Komsomolets claimed that Dadayev had retracted his confession and claimed he was tortured
There was also a story in the opposition Novaya Gazeta that quoted unidentified law-enforcement officials who claimed the authorities know who really organized the Nemtsov hit -- a mysterious Chechen security officer, also with close ties to Kadyrov, identified only as "Major Ruslan."
In fact, the FSB assault on Kadyrov appeared to commence in earnest before the Nemtsov assassination.
In February, a Daghestani court sentenced two Chechens to nine and 12 years in prison on for plotting the assassination of Saigidpasha Umakhanov, a rival of Kadyrov's and the mayor of the region's third-largest city.
The FSB also took the lead role in that case. And in a report this week -- note the timing -- Novaya Gazeta quoted FSB officials as saying the assassination was ordered by Adam Delimkhanov, Kadyrov's cousin and close associate. 
If a battle between Kadyrov and the FSB is about to go full-throttle, it would be a war of the titans that could shake the Putin system to its core.
And Kadyrov's behavior -- from his much-publicized trip to a shooting rangethis week to the statement he posted on Instagram where he wrote that he would lay down his life for Putin -- suggest that he senses the danger.
But for the time being, at least, Putin is nowhere in sight.
-- Brian Whitmore


Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Genghis Khan Forever: out of bounds she is, sparks and shots are flying, the short circuit fit is in the process: СлышьТыЧеТакаяДерзкая?! - Долгожданная премьера: Chechen Leader Kadyrov Shoots His Mouth (And Then His Gun) Off - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty © 2015 RFE/RL, Inc. All Rights Reserved. | "А если президент России все же решит отстранить главу Чеченской республики?.. – Путин никогда этого не сделает, иначе ребята Кадырова уберут самого Путина." | The Power Vertical - The Daily Vertical: Putin's Kadyrov Dilemma





Sunday, March 8, 2015


M.N.: Now the "dog eat dog" message acquired the new and probably its true meaning: "Kadyrov's footprints" ("Кадыровский след") revealed by his own chief of staff, behind which is the long simmering dispute with the central authorities and with the neighboring Ingushetia. The little Genghis Khan boy managed to step on many toes and to overstep many boundaries and red lines.

M.N.: Now the "dog eat dog" message acquired the new and probably its true meaning: "Kadyrov's footprints" ("Кадыровский след") were revealed by his own chief of staff, behind which is the long simmering dispute with the central authorities and with the neighboring Ingushetia. The little Genghis Khan boy managed to step on too many toes and to overstep too many boundaries and red lines. Will it be his last one? The reality might be even more complex. See also: Магомед Даудов ("Лорд") - GS 


Андрей Мальгин, писатель

Андрей Мальгин

11:4708.03.2015

Кадыровский след

В столице Чечни Грозном правоохранители блокировали подозреваемого в убийстве, при задержании тот подорвался на гранате и погиб. Позже источник "Интерфакса" сообщил, что мужчину подозревали в причастности к убийству политика Бориса Немцова, в рамках расследования которого накануне было задержано четыре "уроженца Кавказа"...
7 марта глава ФСБ Александр Бортников сообщил о задержании двух подозреваемых в убийстве - это выходцы с Кавказа Анзор Губашев и Заур Дадаев. Вечером секретарь Совбеза Ингушетии Альберт Барахаев добавил, что задержаны еще два человека: брат Губашева и мужчина, находившийся в машине вместе с Дадаевым.


ОТСЮДА

Характерно, что Рамзан Кадыров на этот раз как воды в рот набрал и не комментирует аресты. Ни слова про "кровавых убийц", и всё такое, как он это обычно умеет. Известно только, что вчера он усердно молился в кругу соратников.
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Moscow Offers No Answers, But Plenty Of Theories, On Nemtsov's Death


  Those who argue that Putin is ready to employ widespread violence to get his way may be right. His blowing up of the apartment buildings in Moscow, his war against the Chechens, and his use of force in Ukraine shows he has little regard for human life be it that of Russians or anyone else.
But the other part of this pair, one that suggests he will continue to use the carefully targeted repression he has used up to now, is at least possible.

Alexander Herzen once described Nicholas I as “Genghiz Khan plus the telegraph.” Putin who understands the power of media may be called “Stalin plus television.”  





Yesterday, 27 February, Putin declared by presidential decree as ‘Day of Special Operations Forces’, making it a new professional holiday in Russia. The occasion, as he stated, was the first anniversary of Russian Spetsnaz taking over the Crimean parliament in Simferopol. 

M.N.: Was this new "Day of Special Operations Forces" celebrated with Nemtsov's murder as the "victory", signal and warning?

M.N.: It looks like Putin uses the new Chechen Secret Security Services (which he "co-opted" via "amnesties", "ransoms" and "autonomy" deals) shrewdly, readily, willingly and "not knowingly", not to "dirty his own hands". This is his revenge for what he sees as the Western "meddling" in Chechen wars and separatist movement which nearly destroyed Russia and which he made his hallmark target from the beginning of his rule.
But does he control them sufficiently? Are they getting out of his control? Might he fall as their unwitting victim himself? Is the degree of their autonomy and impunity an indication that something very sinister is cooking on the horizon? Or is this a part of his own, Putin's design: to show that something much worse than himself might be coming up very soon and that he should be appreciated for controlling these sinister forces? 
Are the recent events an indication of Putin's attempt to rein them in, because the old fox feels that reliance on them becomes counterproductive in his larger geopolitical plans and designs and he is exceedingly aware of their potential for treachery and playing double games? Is this his plan to kill two birds with one stone? His meeting with Bastrykin is unlikely to be just coincidental, just as his decision to send Bortnikov to Washington. 
At the recent State Council meeting Kadyrov apparently was allotted just "one of the equals" status which he did not look to be very happy about (06:44 on the video, the moment Putin was talking about "controlling the unjustified expenses"). It is not clear if their private meeting took place, which usually is a sign of the status of their "special relationship" (ambiguous Oedipal connotations notwithstanding). Even if it did, the information about it is not published on the Presidential website, which is a sign of its own. Any conclusions about the connections of this circumstance with the subsequent events would be speculative and premature but not out of the realm of the possible (as a hypothetical and bi-directional warning shot signal). The role of Surkov, who is a traditional "plenipotentiary liaison" with the ruling Chechen circle (due to the natural benefits of his half-blood double origins) and his Chechen battalion as the "smotryashiy", the overall controlling supervisor, in Russian - Ukrainian war (it is hard to call it anything else), is also of note. 
Both the cunning Chechen cutthroat boys and their no less cunning Russian masters are trying to play their familiar little Asiatic double games with everyone. With everyone. They believe that they are "smart" and that no one can outsmart them...  
In fact, they are nothing more than just a bunch of pathological thugs, waiting till their time comes. 



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Russian Activist Thinks Kremlin Ordered Nemtsov's Death




Kadyrov - Google Search






Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has embarked in recent days on a marathon of threat-laden spats with prominent public figures, making statements so brazen they would be unimaginable coming from any other regional leader.
Analysts interviewed by The Moscow Times attributed Kadyrov's recent bout of brashness to the unyielding trust President Vladimir Putin seems to have had in the Chechen strongman since his clan began helping Russian forces bring the republic back under Moscow's control after the start of the Second Chechen War in 1999.
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Last week he lashed out at exiled tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who had been among those calling on media outlets to reprint the cartoons. Kadyrov also railed against the head of the liberal Ekho Moskvy radio station, Alexei Venediktov, over the news outlet's decision to poll readers on whether newspapers should publish the offensive cartoons.
"There will be those who will call Venediktov to account" for insulting Muslims across the world, Kadyrov wrote via Instagram on Jan. 9.
Kadyrov referred to the radio station as "the main anti-Islamic mouthpiece," saying Venediktov had knowingly insulted millions of Muslims.
Venediktov denied in a blog entry that the poll had been motivated by anti-Islamic sentiment, and said he would appeal to law enforcement authorities as he takes "threats made by Ramzan Kadyrov very seriously."
Russia's poor track record with press freedom is widely recognized. It ranked 148th of 179 countries in Reporters Without Borders' 2014 World Press Freedom Index. But the Chechen republic has had a particularly dark reputation in this arena since the murders of journalists Anna Politkovskaya (2006) and Natalya Estemirova (2009), both of whom were killed after having extensively covered human rights issues in Chechnya.
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When asked about the apparently fiery fallout of Kadyrov's claims at his annual press conference in December, Putin offered a gentle reprimand: "As a rule, the relatives of people who commit terrorist attacks are aware of it at least in the vast majority of cases … But this does not give anybody, including the leader of Chechnya, the right to any kind of extrajudicial settling of scores," Putin said.
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Several analysts have said that Kadyrov has a license to act offensively because he holds a special place in the Kremlin's heart.
He "earned their trust by suppressing the armed opposition in Chechnya," said Mairbek Vatchagaev, a regional analyst with the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S.-based research institute.
"Ramzan Kadyrov has an unlimited supply of trust from [President] Vladimir Putin. He will not say anything that would be harmful to Putin, or that wouldn't be in agreement with the personal opinion of the Russian president," Vatchagaev said.
Carnegie Moscow Center analyst Dmitry Trenin agreed with this assessment, saying "Kadyrov has a license to say and do things no one else has. He is Putin's 'irregular' fighter, and his mission is to take on Russia's — and Putin's — enemies."
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"Kadyrov's unique position is based on the perception that he is the key person pacifying rebellious Chechnya. So, especially during a period of crisis, the government basically prefers to tolerate his actions rather than open a Pandora's box by restructuring the elite in the Caucasus," Engelhardt said.


Kadyrov Announces 'World-Class' Training Center for Special Forces | News



In general, relations between Moscow and Riyadh in recent decades have not been equal, but they have been multifaceted. One of the important milestones in their development was the visit by the head of Chechnya, Akhmad Kadyrov, to Saudi Arabia. At that time, in the early 2000s, Andrei Baklanov served as ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and was one of the organizers of the visit. Today, Andrei Baklanov - the famous Russian scientist-orientalist, an expert in the field of international relations, is a guest in the Vestnik Kavkaza studio.

His visit - part of the restoration of normal relations, which occurred in the first half of the 2000s, and Kadyrovs’ merit is very high. For Chechnya it was important, because for her, the gates to the whole Islamic world were open. Especially considering that the Organization of Islamic Solidarity is located in Jeddah, in the city where Akhmad Kadyrov met with President of the Islamic Development Bank, and then agreed to develop this line of communication. This was a very versatile format of the visit, and in every direction Kadyrov was well prepared, brilliantly held talks, left a good memory of him, and began to do many things in practical terms.

Even when the Holy Land was reconstructed, and because of this the quotas for those who come from abroad decreased, for us, for the Chechen component, an exception was made and our quotas were not reduced. We were given the opportunity to send the same number of pilgrims as before. This is a very important thing – psychological support.


Kadyrov Putin relationship - Google Search



Before that, he had gained notoriety as commander of his father's private security force[!], many of whose members were former resistance fighters who had availed themselves of successive amnesties. In that respect, Kadyrov's rise to power has been a classic example of Mao Tse-Tung's maxim that "all political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
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Carnegie Moscow Center veteran analyst Dmitry Trenin recently characterized Kadyrov as Putin's "irregular fighter, and his mission is to take on Russia's -- and Putin's -- enemies." Kadyrov himself has confirmed his readiness to act in that capacity, affirming earlier this month that Chechnya has thousands of volunteer fighters who are ready "to fulfill any military command from Russia's commander-in-chief Vladimir Putin" and to defend Russia's interests anywhere on the planet [!], including in circumstances where the deployment of "the regular army, air force, navy or nuclear forces" is inexpedient. 
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Assuming that Kadyrov really is the second-most-powerful political figure in Russia, any number of questions still remain unanswered. First, what is the precise relationship between him and Putin? Did Putin realize Kadyrov's potential as a national military leader and play Pygmalion, molding him into a figure who would willingly undertake commissions that violate international law? Or did Kadyrov take advantage of the freedom of action and total impunity Putin gave him in order to indulge some psychopathic tendencies and insatiable appetite for power?
More crucially, has Kadyrov indeed become the tail that wags the Kremlin dog? Or does Putin still retain some hold over him? Judging by Putin's warning to Kadyrov last month that he should abide by Russian law rather than engage in extrajudicial reprisals against insurgents' families, that is the impression Putin would like to give.
Finally, will Kadyrov eventually demand some more senior official position in recognition of Putin's dependence on him, and if so, what might it be? Or will he be constrained to content himself with the twin roles of commander of what amounts to Putin's private army [!] and unofficial spokesman for Russia's Muslims?

Ramzan Kadyrov, The 'Son King' of Chechnya


Very little free reporting comes out of Chechnya.  Those who do are subject to threats, intimidation and death.  The assassinations of Anna Politkovskaya and Natalia Estemirova have been closely linked to the Kadyrov regime. There are rumours of private torture prisons and detention centres. The activities of the Kadyrovtsi, armed gangs of men in silver Zhiguli cars are infamous. They reportedly carry out kidnappings and beatings of the ordinary civilian population to weed out rebels. The numbers of victims is hard to assess but it likely runs into the thousands.

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It is highly unlikely [?] Kadyrov will live to see his 40th birthday. In all probability he does not realise this. He, like all powerful leaders of the past, seems assured of his own invincibility.  It is likely though, that President Putin realises otherwise. There are still rebels, those who dislike Karydov’s relationship with Putin who would seek control Chechnya and drive for independence.  There is also the drag racing of Lamborghinis, the mafia and the underworld.  There is the rampant corruption which, in the words of Professor Russell, makes even Russians eyes water.   Odds are one of these will claim him before long, and Chechnya with its rebels, military stocks and extremists could easily return [?] to being ‘the most terrifying place on earth’.

At least for now, the Kremlin sees challenging the current regime in Chechnya as risky and undesirable, and is tolerating Kadyrov’s rule above-the-law to spill outside Chechnya’s borders. "The Kremlin considers Kadyrov’s model of counter-insurgency and governance effective, and is likely to continue granting Kadyrov and his people very broad credentials" according to the Moscow director of International Crisis Group, Yekaterina Sokirianskaya. "This will not change, unless the pressure for change from within Russian society dramatically increases."


Third, Kadyrov has long been a participant in Russia’s foreign policy and makes much more frequent and sharp statements in this regard than other regional politicians. He actively endorses Putin’s policy in Ukraine and attempts to support his words with actions. He has reportedly said that “74,000 Chechens are awaiting the go-ahead to restore order in Ukraine.” It’s also worth remembering that dozens of natives of the Caucasus have already taken part in combat operations in Donbas. (One poster commenting on a discussion on LifeNews’ website correctly pointed out that “Ramzan does not mince his words.”)
Kadyrov completely embraces the Kremlin’s anti-Western ideology and blames the West both for provoking the Ukraine crisis and for supporting ISIS, which, in his opinion, was created and is being financed by Western intelligence services. In his critique of the West, Kadyrov sheds the euphemistic rhetoric occasionally used by more diplomatically-minded Kremlin politicians.

Chechen Mysteries in Donetsk - Carnegie Moscow Center


Chechen secret security services in the US - Google Search
























Chechens Fighting in Ukraine Could Erode Support for ...


Chechens, renowned for bloody tenacity and fearlessness during two wars in the southern Russian region over the past two decades, have joined in the battle against Ukrainian armed forces around the Donetsk region.
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Donetsk Mayor Oleksandr Lukyanchenko said that Chechens were among the 43 separatists hospitalized after a major battle for the Donetsk airport earlier this week. And Chechen fighters reportedly were among the 34 Russian citizens whose remains were sent back to Russia on Thursday.

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov posted on the Internet photos of well-armed men he said were Chechens performing Muslim prayers during the Donetsk airport battle, identifying them as soldiers of Chechnya’s strongman leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.

Kadyrov, who was installed as Chechnya’s leader by Moscow, said any Chechens fighting in eastern Ukraine went there as private citizens.

"No 'Chechen troops' and especially no 'Chechen military convoys' are taking part in the conflict,” he wrote on his Instagram page.

There is no doubt that Chechens are now fighting in Ukraine, said Yaroslav Kovalchuk, director of the internal politics department of the International Center for Policy Studies in Kyiv. He also said the presence of Chechen fighters would hurt the separatist cause.
  
“Earlier, a large part of local population supported or were loyal to the militia, because they thought it is local people,” Kovalchuk said. “Now, when they see Chechen people, they see indeed that it is not local gunmen, but it is military men coming from another country."

Chechens are not the only foreigners reported fighting alongside local separatists.
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The sophistication of the training, weaponry, and equipment being used by some of fighters in eastern Ukraine has also led many to conclude that the Russian security and military intelligence agencies are funding, or sending, operatives over the border.

"What we are seeing is a lot of mercenaries, from all over — veterans of the Afghan war, the Chechen war, both wars,"  Bohm said. "It is a good way to make money."






Kadyrov did not say what special tasks he and his Chechen forces might perform for Putin. He may be saying no more than reiterating his proposal made on NTV two weeks ago to send Chechen volunteers to fight in Ukraine’s Donbass or reemphasizing his personal loyalty to the Kremlin leader in bombastic terms.
But there are at least two other disturbing possibilities. On the one hand, Kadyrov may have been offering to make his Chechen fighters available for irregular warfare or active measures that Moscow may want to maintain plausible deniability of its own direct involvement, including attacks against facilities and individuals beyond the borders of Russia.
And on the other, Kadyrov may also have been offering the Chechens to Putin as a special palace guard, a janissary-type force that he is suggesting the Russian president could count on in the event of a challenge to his rule from within the Russian security services themselves.
There is a long tradition of such forces in Russia. In 1917, for example, the so-called Savage Division consisting of North Caucasians came very close to entering Petrograd under the command of General Krymov and drowning the revolution in blood, being dissuaded on the Pulkovo Heights by agitators who urged its members to go home and take power there.
But Kadyrov’s offer could backfire on both him and Putin. Many in the Russian government will see this as yet another indication that the Chechen leader has become more an agent of the Russian president than a loyal part of the Russian state. And many more will see this as a dangerous indication of both what Putin may do and of what the Kremlin leader may fear.

Are Kadyrov’s Days as Head of Chechnya Numbered?


Staunton, December 15 – Ramzan Kadyrov’s ouster as head of Chechnya has been rumored so often that it has become something “expected” by some, but if he goes, that is likely to entail “unpredictable consequences” for Chechnya, the North Caucasus and Moscow, according to Temur Kozayev.
Many had expected Kadyrov to be ousted last spring, the analyst says in an article onVersia.ru December 15, but the Chechen leader was saved by the events in Ukraine and his role in them. But “now after the October terrorist actions and the December battles in Grozny,” rumors about his possible replacements are swirling.
Indeed, Kozayev argues that “it is entirely possible that an announcement about Kadyrov’s retirement will be made before the New Year’s holidays.” And the two most likely candidates are Aslambek Aslakhanov, who represents Chechnya in the Federation Council, and Alu Alkhanov, who headed the republic between 2004 and 2007.
In addition to the two cases of violence in Grozny, there has been a third development which has undercut Kadyrov’s authority. Ramzan Tsitsulayev, Kadyrov’s special representative in Ukraine, recently found himself at the center of a scandal in Moscow after promising to get a businessman out of jail, failing, and then fleeing to Ukraine where he again landed in trouble.
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Oreshkin says it would be better to ask not whether Kadyrov’s ouster is being prepared but rather to inquire about the motives for removing him. Those exist: the recent violence in Chechnya suggests that Kadyrov has lost control over part of the Chechensiloviki [police, intelligence agencies and army] and that means “automatically” that he is losing “the Kremlin’s trust.”
But what is even more important, he suggests, is the following: the money is running out and problems are beginning. Kadyrov has been paid out of oil profits for his loyalty to Moscow, and he in turn has purchased the loyalty of the local elite.” With the decline in the price of oil, there is no longer enough to do so, and conflicts within the Chechen elite are inevitable.
And Cherkasov, who works with Memorial, says that he has his doubts that Moscow will move against Kadyrov now. The Chechen leader can and will argue that the violence in Chechnya came not from its own people but from other republics like Ingushetia and Dagestan which have not imposed order by the kind of draconian measures he has employed.
Given Putin’s proclivities and Moscow’s fear of disorder, Kadyrov is likely to win his case, at least for now. And consequently, no “sudden cadres changes” are to be expected in Grozny, he argues, even though in the longer term Kadyrov’s approach like Putin’s won’t solve the problems of that republic or the larger region.









In popular culture

  • In the 2008 film The Dark Knight, one of the Gotham City organized crime factions is represented by a figure known as "the Chechen", portrayed by Ritchie Coster. The Chechen has at his command a pair of vicious dogs. The Chechen is later apparently killed on the orders of the Joker (Heath Ledger), who orders him to be cut up and fed to his own dogs. The dogs are later used by the Joker to attack Batman (Christian Bale).



Published on Jan 5, 2014
Joker burns his money and kills the Chechen...


The Joker: Tell your men they work for me now. This is my city.
The Chechen: They won't work for a freak.
The Joker: (mocking accent) Freack?? Why don't we cut you up into little pieces and feed you to your pooches? And then we'll see just how loyal a hungry dog really is!
The Chechen was Gotham City's Chechen mob boss.
The Chechen



onomatology (study of names) 

and toponymy (study of place names). 

This blog further investigates "name games" and "number coincidences" found in news and history. Examinations are also found in my book The Copycat Effect (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2004).

Tsarnaev contains the root tsar (also spelled czar, csar, or tzar) - a Russian emperor. A villain in the Batman universe, Mr. Hammer, has a tattoo which reads: "Joker The Tzar" in Russian.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was named after Dzhokhar Musayevich Dudaev (Chechen: Dudin Musa-khant Dʒouxar/Дудин Муса-кIант Жовхар; Russian: Джохар Мусаевич Дудаев), who was a Soviet Air Force general and Chechen leader, the first President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. He was born February 15, 1944, and reportedly killed by "two laser-guided missiles when he was using a satellite phone, after his location was detected by a Russian reconnaissance aircraft, which intercepted his phone call," on April 21, 1996. 

numerology - GS

Heath Ledger - From Wikipedia

Ledger died on 22 January 2008[4][6] from an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs.[7][8][9] A few months before his death, Ledger had finished filming his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. His death occurred during editing of The Dark Knight and in the midst of filming his last role as Tony in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. His untimely death cast a somber shadow over the subsequent promotion of the $185 million Batmanproduction.[10]

Death

At about 2:45 pm (EST), on 22 January 2008, Ledger was found unconscious in his bed by his housekeeper, Teresa Solomon, and his masseuse, Diana Wolozin, in his fourth-floor loft apartment at 421 Broome Street in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.[4][6]
According to the police, Wolozin, who had arrived early for a 3:00 pm appointment with Ledger, called Ledger's friend, actress Mary-Kate Olsen, for help. Olsen, who was in California, directed a New York City private security guard to go to the scene. At 3:26 pm, "less than 15 minutes after she first saw him in bed and only a few moments after the first call to Ms. Olsen", Wolozin telephoned 9-1-1 "to say that Mr. Ledger was not breathing". At the urging of the 9-1-1 operator, Wolozin administered CPR, which was unsuccessful in reviving him.[77]
Paramedics and emergency medical technicians arrived seven minutes later, at 3:33 pm ("at almost exactly the same moment as a private security guard summoned by Ms. Olsen") but were also unable to revive him.[6][77][78] At 3:36 pm, Ledger was pronounced dead, and his body was removed from the apartment.[6][77]


brothers’ circle - GS

Treasury Designates Associates of Key Brothers' Circle Members


transnational organized crime - GS

TRANSNATIONAL ORGANISED CRIME - ELEVEN EURASIAN BROTHERS

Oleg Babinov, Head of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
July 2011
On 25 July 2011, the US National Security Staff released its Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime: Addressing Converging Threats to National Security.  On the same date, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13581, ‘Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations’. 
The Strategy states that ‘[t]ransnational organized crime (TOC) poses a significant and growing threat to national and international security, with dire implications for public safety, public health, democratic institutions, and economic stability across the globe. Not only are criminal networks expanding, but they also are diversifying their activities, resulting in the convergence of threats that were once distinct and today have explosive and destabilizing effects’.  It also lists such threats as ‘penetration of state institutions, corruption, and threats to governance’ (particularly, in developing countries) and ‘threats to the economy, US competitiveness and strategic markets’ alongside (and, in fact, above) drug, weapons and human trafficking, cybercrime and theft of intellectual property.  It also mentions unscrupulous ‘facilitators’: accountants, attorneys, notaries, bankers and real estate brokers who ‘provide services to legitimate customers, criminals, and terrorists alike’; the Strategy completes the list of threats posed by TOC with a reference to the ‘critical role of facilitators’.
The Executive Order bans all transfers, payments, withdrawals and any other dealings in property and interests in property associated with TOC by ‘any United States person, including any overseas branch’.  The Order prohibits any contribution or provision of funds, goods or services to and from any person associated with TOC.  In addition, the Executive Order contains an annex which specifically lists four entities with which the US President prohibits any interaction with:
1. The Brothers’ Circle (f.k.a. Family of Eleven; f.k.a. The Twenty)
2. Camorra
3. Yakuza (a.k.a. Boryokudan; a.k.a. Gokudo)
4. Los Zetas
It is not accidental that, of all four, only ‘The Brothers’ Circle’ does not have a dedicated webpage on Wikipedia.  This is because it is a less formal entity than the other three – to the extent that, as Mark Galeotti, academic chair of the Centre for Global Affairs at New York University, put it in his blog, ‘[t]he term bratsky krug, brothers’ circle, has been used from time to time within the vorovskoi mir, the traditional Soviet/Russian underworld. But even then it did not represent a specific group, so much as a general term for the most respected and powerful of the vory v zakone, the ‘thieves within the law’ who made up that underworld’s elite…  The ‘Brothers’ Circle’ is not a term Russian law enforcement would recognise either, and, like ‘the Family of Eleven’ and ‘The Twenty’, seems rather to reflect pop culture representations of Russian OC.’ 
We agree with Dr Galeotti that Russian (or, as it has become common in recent years to describe it, Eurasian) organised crime is ‘a very fluid, entrepreneurial and networked phenomenon’ – how else could it have its successful formative period in the Soviet era when the state would not tolerate any underground (and underworld) organisation? 
In the past decade, throughout much of the former Soviet Union, we saw an emergence of some leading members of Eurasian organised crime as powerful businessmen (and, in some instances, politicians) and significant movements of various groups and individuals across the FSU and into Western countries.  The text of the Strategy also shows disappointment that ‘foreign kleptocrats… have corrupt relationships with TOC networks’.  Of course this statement could be applied not just to Russia, but it is Russia and other FSU countries that spring to mind immediately in this context. 

research transnational organized crime - GS

transnational organized crime chechen groups - GS

transnational organized crime chechen connection - GS

transnational organized crime and terrorism - GS

transnational organized crime and international security - GS


Where Terrorism Research Goes Wrong




Terrorists threaten United States through drug lords

RenewAmerica-12 hours ago (3.16.15)



adam delimkhanov - GS


July 02, 2014

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Duma Member Delimkhanov

by RFE/RL


The U.S. Department of the Treasury has placed a member of the Russian Duma on its sanctions list of individuals involved in organized international crime.

The Treasury Department said on July 2 that Duma member Adam Sultanovich Delimkhanov acts "for or on behalf of" Gafur Rakhimov, a key member of the Brothers’ Circle, a large multi-ethnic Eurasian criminal network.

The Treasury's action freezes any assets Delimkhanov may have within the jurisdiction of the United States and prohibits any transactions with him by U.S. persons.

The statement gave no further details of Delimkhanov's activities.

But it said the Brothers’ Circle is made up of leaders and senior members of several Eurasian criminal groups largely based in countries of the former Soviet Union and also operating in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

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Адам Султанович Делимханов - GS

Vladislav Surkov and Adam Delimkhanov - GS
Russian Army Colonel Sulim Yamadayev has survived an attempt on his life after being hit by three bullets in the underground parking of his Dubai apartment in the Marina district – said his younger brother Isa in the interview to Kommersant.
According to some sources, Dubai authorities put Yamadayev under the witness protection program. Meanwhile, the further police investigation of this case--beyond the standing arrest warrant for the Chechen Vice Prime Minister Adam Delimkhanov(Demilkhanov)-- is likely to have been blocked by the powerful business and political partners of the Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov and his intelligence chief Ruslan Saidov.
Burtsev.ru has learned that Prince Turki al-Faisal had a conversation with the Emir of Dubai Sheik Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum soon after the Dubai investigators paid visit to the local office of the private intelligence company Far West LLC, located in the Jumeirah area, where they talked with the president of Far West LLC Prince Rasheed aar Rasheed and Mr. Valery Lunev, the executive director and the head of the Dubai office.
Prince Turki asked Sheik Maktoum “not to touch Kadyrov and Saidov.” Sheik Maktoum apparently gave his consent on the condition that no more murders would be attempted in Dubai.

Our comments and background information

The information about Prince Turki's interference on the part of Saidov and Kadyrov does not come as a surprise, given the extensive business and political relations between Turki's family and the group of former Soviet intelligence officers, Ruslan Saidov among them, who are usually designated in Russian press under the collective name “FarWest.”
The Turki family owns 37 percent of the private intelligence company Far West LLC, formally registered by several Bakhrein offshore companies. Turki's relative Prince Rasheed aar Rasheed is the company's president (since the end of 2007). Ruslan Saidov controls 25 percent stake in FW. That includes Ramzan Kadyrov's share and that of Vladislav Surkov, the ideological chief of Putin's and Medvedev's administrations. The rest of the company is controlled by General Vladimir Filin of Ukrainian military intelligence (25%) and the US company KBR (formerly KBR Halliburton – 13 %), represented by the British military intelligence officer Ruslan Berenis.
While Prince Turki is formally the president, in practice the company is managed by Vladimir Filin, Ruslan Saidov, and Valery Lunev. 

An article by Andrei Petrov, published last January, provides a rare glimpse into the secret world of offshore private intelligence and military companies.
According to Petrov's German sources, financial report of FW's subsidiary Far West Gulf, LLC for November-December 2008 included payments for 2009 orders from four offshore companies. The Germans were able to identify the payees who stood behind these offshores.
One of them was the largest Chinese state oil company Sinopec (transfered to FW Gulf $23 million).
Another $38 million came from the informal consortium of three prominent Near East families – Saad Hariri's (Lebanon), Turki al-Faisal's (Saudi Arabia), and Nawaz Sharif's (Pakistan).
The third payment of $16 million came from a group of Iranian firms exporters of high-tech equipment with connections to the Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.
The biggest payment ($19 million and 49 million euros) came from a “strange group” of Ukrainian coal mine owners in Donbass and Lugansk Region and the German manufacturers of equipment for nuclear power stations.
Petrov associated at least some of these payments with the “gas war” between Ukraine and Russia in January 2009. This hypothesis was supported by the substantial evidence that General Filin has been playing important role in the behind-the-scene orchestration of gas conflicts with Russia.
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Personalities

Ruslan Saidov (b. 1960 as Ruslan Shamilievich Sadulaev in Khasaviurt, Daghestan, USSR), half Chechen, half Spaniard. Ret. Major of the Soviet General Staff. General-Major, Ministry of Defense, Republic of Uzbekistan. Advisor to the Defense Minister Ruslan Mirzaev; head of the illegal "external intelligence service of Chechen Republic," formerly "The Istambul Bureau." Close associate of the former Chechen intelligence chief Khozh Nukhaev, wanted for the murder of the Forbes journalist Paul Khlebnikov.
Known cover names: Ruslan Saidov (Russian passport), Ruslan Muhammedovich Muhammedov (Uzbek passport), Nihat (Turkish passport). Resides in Istambul and Dubai. Controls (through intermediaries) a number of construction companies in the Gulf. Saidov's companies participate in the management of Jumeirah Beach Resort and the Mall of the Emirates. Vice-President of Far West, LLC.
Saidov is thought to be a Sufi sheik and a liason between Central Asian, North Caucasian, and Jordanian tariqas. Politically, he is associated with a radical Pan-Turkist branch of the Grey Wolves underground.
According to burtsev.ru sources in CIS intelligence sources, Saidov was the mastermind of the recent assassinations of Kadyrov's opponents in Moscow, Vienna, Istambul, and Dubai.
Valery Lunev (cover name, b. 1960, in Kuliab, Tajikistan). Officer of the Soviet General Staff. In the 1980s took part in anti-COCOM activities in the Netherlands. Has Dutch passport. Major-General of Belorussian KGB, in “active reserve” since 2007. Served in Iraq (1990-1991). Converted to Islam after marrying a relative of President Dudaev . Pan-Turkist, connected to radical branch of the Grey Wolves underground. Fluent in Arabic and Farsi. Executive Director of Far West, LLC .
Vladimir Ilyich Filin (b. 1959 in Kiev as Vladimir Ilyich Litovchenko). General-Major of the Main Intelligence Directorate, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. Coordinator of the intelligence consortium of Polish, Belorussian, Lithuanian, and Ukrainian military intelligence services. Ideologically motivated neo-Banderovite, thought to be one of the central figures of the “Banderovite Center” in Ukraine's army and intelligence community.
Known cover names:
Vladimir Ilyich Filin (Ukrainian and British passports)
F. P. Carvallo (Brazilian passport)
Stoikovich (Serbian passport)
Known handles: "Ilyich," "El Buho"
Vice-president of Far West LLC
Prince Rasheed aar Rasheed (probably a cover name), 35-40 years old, assumed to be senior officer of the General Intelligence Service, relative of Prince Turki al-Faisal. Speaks fluent Russian. In 1997 was in Chechnya with Hattab. President of Far West LLC (since March 2008)
16 April, 2009

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private intelligence company Far West LLC - GS

Peter Dale Scott summarizes the allegations of previous authors: [17]
Russia has been familiar for some time with charges that the bombings in Moscow in 1999, and an accompanying invasion of Russian Dagestan that rekindled the ongoing war in neighboring Chechnya, were both planned by representatives of the Islamist element in the Chechen resistance, in collusion with a representative of the Russian Kremlin.
Read synoptically, these stories indicate that the well-connected drug-trafficking meta-group, with connections to both the Kremlin and the CIA, arranged in advance for the bombings and invasion at the meeting in July 1999, at a French villa owned by the superrich arms merchant Adnan Khashoggi. The group allegedly operated with support from Saudi Arabia and organized global drug trafficking, some of it probably through Kosovo.
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A 2004 article by Yuri Yasenev [11] makes allegations which are repeated in the later reporting of Vadim Stolz and Peter Dale Scott.

Saudi terrorists in Chechnya Edit

In 2003, Ruslan Saidov arranged for a meeting between Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov and Saudi intelligence minister Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz to remove Saudi "saboteurs" from Chechnya by May 2004. Yasenev does not say what the Saudis received in exchange. [11]
The CIA paid $800,000 to Saidov ($300,000) and his superiors ($500,000) for the assassination of Abu al-Walid. The Saudis assassinated President Kadyrov in retaliation, working through Abu_Hafs_al-Urduni[11]
...

Ruslan Saidov 

Ruslan Shamilyevich Saidov (aka Ruslan Said) fought in Abkhazia in 1992-1993 with Shamil Basayev andGary Aiba. He was subsequently transferred to the reserves in November 1993. In 1994, he worked with Russian defense minister Pavel Grachev and Chechen leaders Usman ImayevHozh-Ahmed Nuhaev, andDzhokhar_Dudayev to transfer arms to South Yemen rebel forces in Aden during the1994_civil_war_in_Yemen.
In 1995. Saidov wrote a book that was praised by Necmettin Erbakan of Turkey's Muslim Brotherhood frontWelfare Party, which would rename itself to the AKP after it was outlawed. That same year he became associated with Filin and Likhvintsev. In 1996, he was a character witness for Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya leaderAyman Zawahiri and attempted to use his influence to have Zawahiri released after his arrest for entering Russia with a forged passport.
Saidov "developed strong ties" with Adnan Khashoggi and Turki al-Faisal and was in contact with Ruslan El'murzaev, alleged identity of terrorist leader "Abu Bakar", shortly before the 2002 Nord-Ost siege[11]
...

Vadim Stolz is "chairman of the international editorial board of burtsev.ru – a group of investigative journalists, affiliated with the Internet weekly Left Russia (left.ru)." [18]
Stolz describes Far West as "a commercial front for an anti-Russian alliance of the intelligence services of the United States, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, and some other countries." [18] Stolz and his co-authors make many accusations of which he and his publications are the sole sources.
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Международная редакция бурцев.ру. Кавказская Аль-Каида, Фарвест и 9/11

Теракты 11 сентября провела группа арабских боевиков, подготовленных для джихада в Чечне, часть которых уже воевала на русском Кавказе под руководством агентов Аль-Каиды Басаева и Хатаба.

9/11 chechen connection - GS

9/11 russian-chechen connection - GS

9/11 russian connection - GS

Московская редакция бурцев.ру. “Азеф Кавказа” отпускает грехи киллерам Кадырова

Утечка может помешать Бастрыкину убрать из дела о покушении на Ису Ямадаева имена главного заказчика Кадырова и его организаторов - Адама Делимханова и Руслана Саидова.

Новый Хасавюрт или независимая и дружественная Чечня?

Объединенная кадыровским террором, Чечня начинает доказывать свою способность к независимой государственной жизни.

Дубай, кадыровщина и опасность мафиозно-террористического перерождения путинской России

Весь мир узнает, что застрелен "какой-то русский чеченец", а в России, где этот чеченец - Герой России и один из самых известных в стране военных, власти хранят полное молчание как будто ничего не произошло.

Вадим Штольц – председатель Международной редакции бурцев.ру:

ВШ. Это означает фактическое соучастие правоохранительных органов и спецслужб РФ, включая ГРУ, в кадыровском терроре. Я упомянул Атлангериева. Вот пример такого сговора. Это был личный осведомитель Бортникова, главы ФСБ. Связь с ним Нухаев и Саидов поддерживали именно через Атлангериева. Так вот Прокуратура РФ не издала ни звука, когда Саидов открытым текстом объявил, что его люди похитили и потрошат Атлангериева в Гудермесе. Какие еще доказательства нужны? Убийство Руслана Ямадаева в центре Москвы было бы невозможно без согласования с высшими чинами ГРУ. Это ростки какого-то мафиозно-террористического режима, который все больше входит во вкус "решения вопросов" внесудебным путем и публично, как бы для устрашения остального общества. Кадыровщина начинает напоминать опричнину. Чечня - это район, где действуют не законы "земства" - РФ, а это как бы особый царский удел, "опричнина", со своими законами (адаты и шариат) и единоличной властью, куда идут огромные финансовые средства из "царской казны", и на них содержится прекрасно обученная и вооруженная личная армия опричников Кадырова. Сам же Кадыров лоялен только лично Путину. И все это на фоне катастрофического развала российской экономики, казнокрадства под ширмой "борьбы с кризисом" и стремительного падения престижа Путина в спецслужбах и армии. А те, в свою очередь, фрагментированы на боярские поместья и удельные княжества. И может случиться так, что единственной опорой Путина внутри страны станут кадыровские опричники. Например, в случае "второго пришествия" аппаратной группы Сечина.
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В европейском фашизме и нацизме, и в советском терроре была массовая база, значительная часть населения принимала в нем прямое участие. Даже в правом терроре в Латинской Америке была определенная социальная база. У нашего мафиозно-террористического тренда нет никакой массовой опоры. Это чисто верхушечный террор: Кремль, спецслужбы и другие силовые группы. Они срослись с организованной преступностью и вошли в альянсы с финансово-промышленными группами. Мне это так представляется. Пока этот террор средь бела дня ограничен чеченцами. Но есть опасность того, что ликвидации реальных и воображаемых противников кадыровщины это пролог, репетиция, что ли, мафиозно-государственного террора в России против любого более менее заметного или потенциально опасного политического деятеля.

Вадим Штольц. Почему российские власти потворствуют подрывной деятельности против России генерала ГУР МО Украины В. Филина и генерала ГРУ ГШ ВС Республики Узбекистан Р. Саидова?

Надо сказать, что у немцев великолепно поставлен сбор информации на Ближнем Востоке, особенно в Турции, арабском мире и Афганистане. Им есть, что рассказать даже о глубинной жизни и политике суфийских тарикатов в этих местах. И, заметьте, речь идет о журналистах, а не разведчиках.
Так вот, благодаря нашим новым друзьям и партнерам, в самое последнее время нам удалось далеко продвинуться в понимании фигуры Руслана Саидова и его непростой служебной истории. Главное открытие состоит в том, что Саидов находится на активной службе военной разведки Республики Узбекистан и имеет генеральский чин. В частности, один немецкий журналист рассказал нам такую историю.
В 2002, когда немцы обустраивались в Термезе, узбекское военное руководство им официально представило полковника ГРУ ГШ ВС Республики Узбекистан Руслана Мухаммедовича Мухаммедова. Он был в форме при погонах, фамилия и отчество, конечно, были вымышленные, но это был вылитый Саидов, вплоть до едва заметного шрама от ранения 1999 года – чуда пластической хирургии.
А совсем недавно, в начале 2008 немцы были в Ташкенте, в здании Минобороны, и случайно увидели там Саидова в штатском. Он свободно, без сопровождающих, дефилировал вблизи кабинета министра обороны Мирзаева (бывшего начальника ГРУ РУ), что посторонний человек делать не может. Сделать из этого вывод о генеральском чине Саидова было нетрудно.
Таким образом, Саидов -- действующий сотрудник ГРУ РУ под прикрытием , параллельно директор незаконной разведки Чечни Кадырова, и параллельно партнер американцев в Афганистане по эскадронам смерти. Под последними имеется в виду т. н. Баграмская группа кадыровской разведки. По данным немецких и среднеазиатских источников, боевая задача бойцов узбекского генерала Руслана Саидова, снабженных американскими документами, состоит в оперативном сборе информации об агентуре России, Германии, Китая и Франции на территории Афганистана, Вазиристана (Пакистан) и Узбекистана и ее физическая ликвидация.
Это далеко не единственный эпизод, позволяющий квалифицировать Саидова и его узбекское и чеченское начальство как международных террористов, ведущих боевые операции против России. Обратите внимание на публичные угрозы жизни и безопасности сотрудников правоохранительных органов РФ, которые регулярно делаются Саидовым. Так, несколько дней назад он предъявил очередную «черную метку» и угрожал убийством неназванным им по имени «провокаторам» из высшего силового руководства России. 13 
Это не пустые угрозы. Генерал Саидов - человек не слова, а дела, как и генерал Филин. Они убили многих. Саидов вещает и угрожает не только от себя лично и своих эскадронов смерти, но также от Серых волков и суфийских шейхов. Филин - не только от ГУР как спецслужбы, но от настоящего ОУН, ведущего традицию от террористов Коновальца, Бандеры и Шухевича (а не от подставного ОУН Тарасюка). Но российские власти продолжают делать вид, что не замечают, как группа генералов иностранных разведок ведет активное информационное сопровождение боевых антироссийских операций со страниц российской прессы. 

Рудольф Гаримов и Виктор Зайцев. Отцы и дети

Некоторые подробности газово-героиновых отношений святой Руси с солнечными республиками
Старая семейная дружба миллиардера Усманова и генерала Саидова дорого обходится России
Наше государство представляет собой систему ярлыков, выдаваемых организованным сообществам "уважаемых людей" в обмен на их лояльность кремлевским сидельцам .

Возьмем семью Усманова. К 80-м это была советская патрицианская семья, и будущее выглядело для нее блестящим, хотя и далеким от коммунизма по Марксу. Она уже жила в своего рода «коммунизме по понятиям». И вдруг – катастрофа. Кто снимает прокурора Усманова и сажает его сына – выпускника МГИМО? Какие-то безродные опричники из Ленинграда и Москвы - гдляны и прочие «демократические» собчаки. Понимаете? И так повсюду - «уважаемых людей» преследуют проходимцы, оборванцы, выскочки. Они приходят к власти как когда-то сталинская молодежь пришла к власти и выселила с Дома на набережной и его ташкентских и тбилисских реплик «уважаемых людей» 30х. Разве это справедливо? Филин, Суриков, Саидов – сыновья советских «уважаемых людей»: крупных дипломатов, ученых, партработников. Их сердца жжет праведная ненависть к дворняжкам вроде Путина, Иванова и Сечина, которые узурпировали то, что по праву рождения должно было бы принадлежать им - детям советского дворянства. А кто такие Березовский, Гусинский, Ходорковский? Такие же дворняжки, безродные фарцовщики, мелкая агентура по сравнению с Усмановым - советским принцем.
Что я хочу сказать? Да, архаичные структуры вроде УКГЦ и тарикатов, родовых и региональных кланов имеют большое значение. И советская элита южных окраин формировалась во взаимодействии с этими структурами, опираясь на них. Но не сливаясь с ними. И эту часть «айсберга» имеет смысл выделять как автономную.
usmanov putin kabaeva - GS

Наташа Барч и Виктор Зайцев. Мир хижинам



А вот, товарищи, Саидов-Садулаев Руслан Шамильевич. На вид скромный такой узбекский генерал, скуп на слова, слуга царю и все такое. На фото обычно одет в какие-то лохмотья, перманентно плохо выбрит, депрессивно-суицидальный взгляд... Посмотришь на него, ну от силы двушка-трешка может где-нибудь на окраине Ташкента, юрта там с парой баранов в Каракуме. Но чтобы дворцы и виллы?! Да еще в центрах неофеодальной роскоши?! Никогда бы не поверили! Но свидетельства документов международного неотроцкистского движения неоспоримы и поражают воображение. Как говорится, в тихом болоте черти водятся.
Так вот, товарищи. Скромный узбекский генерал Саидов-Садулаев-Мухаммедов имеет две огромные виллы на Аравийском полуострове в Дубае. Одна из них – на искусственной косе Палм-Джумейра, где круглый год блаженствует крупная буржуазия со всего мира. Невольно задаешься вопросом, товарищи: если какой-то генерал-майор МО РУ имеет две виллы в Дубае, то сколько же тогда дубайских вилл у самого министра обороны Руслана Мирзаева? 20 что ли? А у президента Каримова? 200? Но это так, приблизительные оценки к сведению узбекских неотроцкистов. Пусть блаженствуют... пока.
Насыпной остров Палм-Джумейра и типичная пятиспальная вилла. Скоро сюда за кое-кем придут неотроцкисты... с паяльниками и не только.
Насыпной остров Палм-Джумейра и типичная пятиспальная вилла. Скоро сюда за кое-кем придут неотроцкисты... с паяльниками и не только.
К дубайским виллам Саидов прикупил и яхточку. Не пешком же по Индийскому океану от неотроцкистов спасаться. На глаз, суденышко метров этак в 50-60 от кормы до носа, хоть выходи к сомалийскому побережью танкеры на абордаж брать. Значит, где-то футов на тридцать-сорок переплюнул боевого друга Владимира Ильича. Таким образом, у Фарвеста начинает вырисовываться что-то вроде приватной флотилии.
Третья большая вилла у Саидова в Стамбуле. Там же и отдельные апартаменты у его сына и двух дочерей. Для детей ничего не жалко!
Перейдем к директору московского Института Троцкого.
Сам вождь неотроцкизма, Антон Викторович Суриков, дворцов в Дубае не имеет. Но помимо всем полагающейся виллы в Швейцарии, имеет большую виллу в Турции, в живописных горах провинции Кайсери. По словам турецких неотроцкистов, ходивших туда в турпоход, недалеко от суриковской виллы расположено поселение черкесов-натухайцев -- его сородичей, значит есть с кем помечтать о Великой Черкессии тихими анатолийскими вечерами. А в Дубае, где находится штаб-квартира Фар Вест ЛЛЦ, у Антона Викторовича – скромная квартирка площадью в 400 кв. м. в престижном районе Дубай Марина, предназначенная для конспиративных встреч с местным пролетариатом, а также скоростной катер, чтобы в случае чего можно было уйти от неофеодальной охранки. (Но от неотроцкистских масс уйти будет куда труднее!)
В Москве же Суриков живет по-партийному скромно - eздит сам за рулем на Тайоте-Версо, а для конспирации и в метро может нырнуть.
В этих условиях будут востребованы идеологическая платформа и политическая сила, которые смогут реализовать потенциал социальной революции. Такой идеологией может стать НЕОТРОЦКИЗМ, провозглашающий лозунги интернационализма, экспроприации экспроприаторов, радикального слома путинской системы и установленных ею правил, и поголовное устранение всей нынешней так называемой элиты методами 1917 года. Такой политической силой может выступить не окончательно деградировавшая зюгановская КПРФ, партия-проститутка, а только новая организация, в которой ведущие роли будут играть неотроцкисты.


Фарвест и примкнувший к ним Кургинян...



Таинственная смерть таинственного офицера ГРУ (Блог Марко Михкельсона) [Архив] - ИНОСМИ


Nemtsov in a "Caucasian Knot"': chechens, drugs, ISIS, Batman and Kolomoisky - Fort Russ





The WhistleBlowers | RUSLAN SHAMILIEVICH SAIDOV



A surprising research was done by a Russian left-wing investigative site left.ru. They traced the routes and persons involved in the traffic and found some sinister details. The left.ru article is not an easy read: its language is convoluted; there are too many unknown names. However, until a reader will produce a readable version and until it will be verified, the gist of the article is as follows.
There is a plot by rogue ex-Soviet intelligence officers united in the FarWest weapons-and- drugs trading company, Chaney’s right-wingers, East European Hitlerites, pro-Western Trots and neocons to undermine President Obama. Money coming from Afghani heroin fuels their campaign. Left.ru implies that the plotters consider assassination of the President. Here is one of the pictures published by the FarWest would-be-plotters; it is accompanied by Bill O’Reilly of Fox News attack on Obama and carries the following legend:
 
Ruslan Saidov says: The World’s Evil is materialized – not in Iran or Taliban, not even in Putin’s Russia . The total Evil is Obama the adventurer, America ’s Gorbachev.

Expectedly, Halliburton is in the midst of the plot. So is the Uzbek-Chechen General Ruslan Saidov, an ex- GRU handler of Shamil Basaev, ex-deputy chief of Maskhadov's external intelligence. Behind them stand the far-right-wing neocon Heritage Foundation and its own war hawk Ariel Cohen. Cohen is liaised with Joshua Muravchik, Robert Kagan and some other professional Zionist warmongers and Russia-haters.  


Doku Umarov is also very closely connected to Brigadier General Ruslan Saidov (head of the Istanbul Bureau of the External Agencies of the Republic of Ichkeria & the FAR WEST LTD, a front company based in Dubai). Ruslan Saidov was himself closely connected to the late Turki bin Faisal, who was the head of Saudi Intelligence & ambassador to the US. Saidov was also actively associated with al-Walid who was the Saudi intelligence operative in the Caucasus (Anton Baumgarten, editor of Left.ru).

Last September, Russian-backed Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said that he had good reason to believe the US and Britain were covertly aiding the Chechen rebels: "We are fighting U.S. and British special services in the mountains.” (Reuters)
Further is the case of Rizvan Chitigov, the number three man in the Chechen insurgency. He was known as "the American", because he had lived in the US for years & "Marine" because he is said to have been trained & graduated from an elite subversive and reconnaissance school and had signed on to the marine squad. According to the Moscow News, "Chitigov had a green card — a permanent residence permit in the U.S."
The Russian government openly accused him of being a CIA agent. Aleksandr Zdanovich, head of Russia’s Federal Security Service Directorate for Cooperation Programmes, told "Russia Today", "Rezvan Chitigov, who I have named and whose photo I have shown you from the computer, lived in the USA for a long time. There are very serious grounds for suspecting him to be a CIA agent.”
American & Saudi presence in the North Caucasus region, as well as the deep Israeli presence in Georgia & Turkmenistan, have a measure of great strategic depth, more than sufficient enough to cause a major upheaval or a crisis for Moscow, whenever the need arises for Washington DC, Tel Aviv, London or Riyadh.


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Who killed Akhmad Kadyrov? (weekly review)

Who killed Akhmad Kadyrov? (weekly review)
By Vadim Borshchev, special to Prague Watchdog
The Victory Day celebration and the military parade in downtown Grozny looked rather modest compared to the amazing scope of the events that marked the Day of Mourning on the fifth anniversary of the death of President Akhmat-Khadzhi (Akhmad) Kadyrov. In building the cult of his father, Ramzan Kadyrov does not skimp on either money or rhetoric. The head of Chechnya is not in the habit of limiting himself in the choice of enthusiastic epithets when it comes to people with whom he feels a special emotional bond. In a recent interview for the leading Russian newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta he called Vladimir Putin a "saint". To describe his father, he found is no less powerful an image of the same sort. In an official Address to his compatriots, Kadyrov presented Akhmat-Hadzhi as a “righteous man” [pravednyi].
The cult would not be a cult were it not to contain, in addition to a righteous man who was able to lead his people out of the quagmire, a place for the rabble and the enemies of the human race. At the joint meeting of the Parliament and the Government during which Kadyrov described the heroic efforts his father had made to protect the integrity of the Russian Federation, he referred to the hirelings of international terrorism. Speaking from the stage of a concert hall in the presence of numerous exalted guests, the Chechen leader once again explained why he finds the representatives of the armed insurgency so disagreeable. Apparently the whole problem lies in their inferior pedigree. Udugov’s mother was a prostitute, and Basayev had no family at all. Such revelations from the mouth of the Chechen leader are not infrequent. Kadyrov shares the notions of the man in the street about the purity of Chechen blood and the character of the true Aryan.
Nevertheless, where a subject as painful as the murder of one’s father is concerned, a certain degree of naiveté may be excusable. With each passing year this story, now five years old, becomes more and more complicated as it acquires fresh versions and details.
Responsibility for the blast at Grozny Stadium which resulted in the death of Akhmad-Khadzhi Kadyrov was almost immediately claimed by Shamil Basayev. He said that those who actually performed the deed were given 50,000 dollars for a successful assassination attempt. In 2007, the Chechen interior ministry announced the death of the Chechen field commander Khairulla, who had been declared Kadyrov Senior’s assassin. In 2008 Ramzan Kadyrov confirmed in an interview for the radio station Ekho Moskvy that the main culprits in the case had been eliminated. He explained to the journalist in very candid terms the lengths to which he was willing to go in order to obtain revenge. He said that those who were subject to elimination included not only the people directly connected with the killing, but also those who knew anything about it, or said that they did.
However, the matter is slightly more complicated. After the recent assassination of Sulim Yamadayev two new theories about the killing immediately appeared. Responding to accusations made by the Dubai police against his cousin and former associate, Adam Delimkhanov, to the effect that he had organized the attack on Yamadayev, Ramzan Kadyrov suddenly announced that the Yamadayev brothers had been involved in the death of his father. These accusations provoked astonishment among people who were familiar with the situation. In the altercations that ensued, Sulim’s younger brother Isa revealed one of Kadyrov Junior’s secrets. It transpires that within his narrow personal circle the head of Chechnya routinely blames his father’s murder on the Russian special services. While it has long been known that this hypothesis enjoys great popularity in Chechnya, Ramzan himself has never taken the liberty of calling into question the official version.
The fact that Isa’s claim may not be without foundation is confirmed, in part, by the opinion of the garrulous conspiracy theorist Ruslan Saidov, who lives in Dubai and is considered by Kadyrov to be a person he trusts. As someone who likes to present himself as an expert on the subtleties of all the secret movements of Chechen politics, and as a man who is indeed well-informed, Saidov writes the following passage on his Livejournal blog: "With regard to the FSB, the person of interest is not Mairbek himself, but his close cousin Khairulla. He interesting in the context of the blast at the stadium on May 9, for which the perpetrators of the blast – Anisimov and Tikhonov – forced Khairulla to take public responsibility. Khairulla was a secret agent, as were about half of the Wahhabi leaders..
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“In January 2004, Akhmat-Khadzhi flew to Saudi Arabia, where with Prince Turki al-Faisal and Sheikh Muhammad Sadiq Muhammad Yusuf he signed an agreement for the withdrawal of the Arab contingents from Chechnya. Between February and April approximately 75% of the Arab fighters left Chechnya for Iraq, and Abu al-Walid was eliminated by Sulim Yamadayev’s Vostok battalion. During that period Magomed Khambiev, Boris Aidamir and Shaa Turlayev also left the resistance. In May 2004, after Putin's inauguration, Aslan Maskhadov was to have issued an order for the resistance to cease and powers to be resigned and transferred to Akhmat-Khadzhi, and for himself to be legalized under an amnesty. Putin agreed to this. Shamil Basayev and Dokka Umarov also agreed to quietly leave for Jeddah. On the eve of Maskhadov’s visit, FSB officers killed Akhmat-Khadzhi, and the whole plan fell apart. "
Whatever one thinks of Saidov’s conspiracy theories, the belief that the insurgents and the Russian special services operate in harmony together is very widespread in Chechnya. And, as his view of Udugov’s mother indicates, it is likely that Ramzan Kadyrov shares such perspectives. But if he really believes that the FSB were involved in the murder of his father, this means that his filial loyalty is constantly being subjected to a severe test. It is not easy to live while constantly meeting and working with the representatives of the sinister agency that is responsible for the death of the person who is dearest to you. Moreover, Vladimir Putin -- another of Ramzan Kadyrov’s idols, to whom he never tires declaring his love – recently had a close connection with that same agency, and almost certainly knows right down to the last detail whether his former colleagues were involved in the murder of Akhmat-Khadzhi or not.
One last thing. As it is becoming clear, Akhmat-Khadzhi’s death also represents an important source of political capital for his son. Kadyrov knows better than anyone else that the Yamadayevs had no interest in the death of their closest ally. In raising the charge of murder against them, the head of Chechnya has apparently decided that his father’s death can be used to the family’s benefit, by making it handsome and compelling grounds for Adam Delimkhanov’s acquittal.



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Акция памяти Бориса Немцова в Хабаровске

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Акция памяти Бориса Немцова в Хабаровске Ссылка на источник - http://www.svoboda.org/media/video/26875760.html.
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They've Done It Again: Murders Cast Pall Over Post-Soviet Russia

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TV host and executive Vlad Listyev, investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and opposition leader Nemtsov were shot dead in Moscow, within a few kilometers of the Kremlin -- and yet the Russian authorities have not established ultimate responsibility for any of the three killings.

Boris Nemtsov: marchers in Moscow honour murdered opposition politician – live updates 

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Thousands are expected to take to the streets in memory of the former deputy prime minister and vehement critic of Vladimir Putin’s rule
Shaun Walker sends this:
A number of smaller rallies are being held in cities across Russia. in Voronezh, local activists report “anti-Maidan” guys showed up and threw green dye at the them.
Ukraine president Poroshenko has claimed Nemtsov was about to prove Russian involvement in Ukraine and was killed because of that, although here people sceptical about that version - there was enough info in the public domain about Russian involvement already, the government just ignores it.
A Russian news website, Sputnik News, is carrying a video it says shows the killer or killers approaching Nemtsov on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky bridge.
The grainy and long-distance CCTV footage unearthed by the pro-Kremlin website shows Nemtsov and the woman he was waling with on the bridge, it says. A snowplow catches up with them, and they are hidden from camera view. The story adds:
A moment later a man, possibly the killer, is seen running out from behind the snowplow and jumps into the waiting car. Just how he got on the bridge is hard to say though. It looks like the murder was carefully planned in advance.
My colleague Shaun Walker, who is also following the march, points me to this blog-based analysis by Russia expert Dr Mark Galeotti. Here’s a snippet:
My working hypothesis is that Nemtsov was killed by some murderous mavericks, not government agents, nor opposition fanatics. But the reason they felt obliged to go and gun down a frankly past-his-peak anti-government figure is highly likely to be precisely because of the increasingly toxic political climate that clearly is a product of Kremlin agency, in which people like Nemtsov are portrayed as Russophobic minions of the West, enemies of Russia’s people, culture, values and interests.
So, to loop things round, Putin is guilty, I suspect – and all the caveats about the lack of hard evidence yet – the same way that tobacco companies are considered guilty of cancer deaths after they may have known about the risks, or any hate-speaker may be when some unhinged acolytes take their sentiments and decide to turn them into bloody action.
Alec Luhn, who is among the many reporters with the march, tweets this photo of another of the marches taking place today, in Ekaterinburg.
Hundreds come out to remember Nemtsov at Yekaterinburg march @RFERLpic.twitter.com/DSMcg5EwVU
For some fascinating background, here is a 1997 piece about Nemtsov by the BBC’s Angus Roxburgh, detailing the then-upcoming politician with a reputation for battling corruption and cronyism. As Roxburg says in the report:
The danger is, he may have peaked too early. His reforming zeal is bound to earn him enemies.
Thousands of people are expected to march through central Moscow to commemorate Boris Nemtsov, a high-profile and vocal critic of the rule of Vladimir Putin, who was shot dead near the Kremlin late on Friday.
The charismatic 55-year-old, who was Russia’s deputy prime minister under the rule of Boris Yeltsin, was killed with four bullets to his back on a bridge in the shadow of the Kremlin’s towers.
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Russian Opposition Marches in Tribute to Nemtsov

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Thousands of people gathered in central Moscow Sunday for a march to mourn murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Russian authorities, usually slow to give permission for large opposition rallies, gave quick approval for Sunday's memorial march.   Nemtsov, 55, was to have led an anti-war and anti-Putin rally in Moscow. Instead, as many as 50,000 people are expected to come out to pay tribute to the man whom U.S. President Barack Obama called a "tireless advocate" for the rights of the Russian people. Police are hunting for those responsible for shooting Nemtsov four times from a car while he and a female companion crossed a bridge over the Moscow River Friday night, just steps from the Kremlin. The woman was not hurt. People have continued to leave flowers at the site where Nemtsov was killed. Putin to oversee investigation Russian President Vladimir Putin said the shooting looks like a contract killing, and he called it a "provocation." The Kremlin said he will personally oversee the investigation. Putin sent a condolence letter to Nemtsov's mother, Dina Eidman, saying he sincerely shares her sorrow, and calling Nemtsov's death an irreparable loss. But just a few weeks ago, Nemtsov told the Russian news website Sobesednik he thought Putin wanted him dead, and he did not hold back his contempt for the Russian leader. "I'm afraid Putin will kill me. I believe that he was the one who unleashed the war in Ukraine. I couldn't dislike him more," Nemtsov said. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko condemned Nemtsov's murder, calling him a "bridge" between Ukraine and Russia. Obama called the killing "brutal" murder, and said Russia must carry out a prompt and impartial investigation. France's President Francois Hollande expressed anger at Nemtsov's death. He called the shooting a "hateful murder," and described Nemtsov as a "defender of democracy." Attempt at destabilization Russia's Investigative Committee commented that it is possible the crime could be an attempt to destabilize the political situation. Spokesman Vladimir Markin said Saturday it also could be linked to Islamic extremism or the situation in Ukraine. Putin's opponents say such suggestions show the cynicism of Russia's leaders as they whip up nationalism, hatred and anti-Western hysteria to rally support for his policies on Ukraine and deflect blame for an economic crisis. “It is a blow to Russia. If political views are punished this way, then this country simply has no future," Sergei Mitrokhin, an opposition leader, told Reuters of Nemtsov's murder. Some media outlets blamed the murder on nationalists, who have been accused of several assassinations, including that of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov in 2009. “I flatly deny any involvement of nationalists in these events,” Dmitry Dyomushkin, a leader of “The Russians” nationalist organization, told Reuters. Nemtsov was a deputy prime minister in the 1990s, and many Russian observers predicted he would succeed then-President Boris Yeltsin. After Yeltsin chose Putin as his successor, and Putin's subsequent election in 2000, Nemtsov became one of Russia's sharpest and most outspoken Putin critics, especially since last year's uprising in Ukraine. In September, Nemtsov told VOA that Putin wants revenge for Ukraine's overthrow of its pro-Russian president. He said Putin fears that what happened in Ukraine could happen in Russia, and sees a pro-European Ukraine as a threat to his own power. Investigative committee Vladimir Markin of the Russian Investigative Committee said, "Currently the investigation is looking into several lines of inquiry. First of all of course, it is the possibility that the murder could be a provocation to destabilize the political situation in Russia. And Nemtsov could become a sacrificial victim for those who would not stop before using any means to reach their political goals." "Also we are closely looking into a possibility that the murder could have links with Islamist extremism. The investigation has information that Nemtsov received threats linked to his position about the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris," Markin added. "Besides, we are already checking a line of inquiry linked to the events inside Ukraine. It is no secret that on both conflicting sides there are very radical individuals not controlled by any authorities," he said. Some material for this report came from Reuters.

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Zombification of Society Keeps Putin in Power but Will Destroy Russia, Strovsky Says 

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Paul Goble


            Staunton, March 1 – The ongoing “zombification” of Russian society and especially of young people and intellectuals is “a guarantee of the continued rule” of the Putin regime, but it is destroying the prospects for the development of Russia now and in the future, according to Dmitry Strovsky, an outspoken professor of journalism at the Urals Federal University.


            In a wide-ranging interview with Aleksandr Zadorozhny of  Znak.com, Strovsky who has been in hot water before for his criticisms of Moscow’s policies on many issues argues that the narrowing and closing of the Russian mind under Putin is already having tragic consequences (znak.com/moscow/articles/27-02-19-41/103622.html).


            Moscow’s efforts to limit the range of information and interpretations people have has led to “the colossal problem” of a rise of a new generation whose “quality is falling catastrophically.” Because of shortcomings in their earlier educations, he says, they increasingly act as if there was no history before their appearance on the earth.


            Many of the students he sees do not know what happened in Russia over the last two decades. For them, “the 1960s and 1970s are as distant as the times of Napoleon and Kutuzov” are for their elders. And all too often, “the 1930s are just as far away as … the Tatar-Mongol yoke.” They thus lack any basis for judging their own times, and the Kremlin exploits this.


            There are many reasons why this has happened, Strovsky says. “One of them is that today in schools work people who received their training” as the Soviet Union was falling apart, “when the former history was rejected but at the same time, it was absolutely unclear what history we would create today.”


            “Having finished university, these people formally are considered pedagogues, but what can they give to students when they themselves” formed at such a time of uncertainty lack “an integral worldview” and have “only the most cloudy idea about where we have come from and where we are going,” he continues.


            Moreover, Strovsky says, there was a breakdown in the transmission of values from parents to children. Few of the latter are in close contact with the former and “only a handful knows who were their grandfathers and grandmothers let alone deeper family roots.” They thus have no idea what was good and bad in the past and what is “permissible.”


            Instead of families andbooks, the authorities for this rising generation “have become the mass media,” which all too often presents the most “primitive” “black and white” views of whoever is in power – especially when journalists are actively discouraged from presenting discussions of issues and told to put out one version of reality.


            And because many Russians are disconnected with the past, they have no basis for judging what those in power are introducing in their lives. For example, Strovsky says, the Kremlin has introduced the term “national traitor” into the Russian lexicon, something it could do because few know that Adolf Hitler used it in his “Mein Kampf.”


            “The entire world has condemned Nazi ideology, including at Nuremberg. But now, in the new millennium, it turns out that we are publicly approving some of its obscurantist ideas.” That would have seemed preposterous and absurd only a decade ago, but now it is happening – and few understand the origins of these notions.


            Indeed, Strovsky says, what is going on “recalls the times of the flourishing of totalitarian regimes – in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and fascist Italy. The ‘unity’ of those in power and society, the euphoria on the occasion of grandiose successes on the way to ‘a bright future,’ the absence of doubt, and the subordination of people in the cultural sphere to the interests and the priorities of those in power are all present.”


            According to Strovsky, the key task of totalitarian ideology is to eliminate the experience of the past and to eclipse it with the absolutization of the present day” because that allows those in power to make any shift without having to explain their reasons.


            “Totalitarianism destroys the links between cause and effect,” the Urals scholar says. And today, the Putin regime is doing what the Bolsheviks did in the 1920s and the Nazis did in the 1920s, eliminating any possibility that people will be able to draw on the experience of the past to criticize the present.


            Another reason that the Putin regime has been able to move in this direction is the amount of poverty in Russia. “The pro-Putin majority is relatively poor,” and its members need not only goods but confidence that the state will ensure that they get at least the minimum even if it denies them the opportunity to get more.


            For such people, “to be a totalitarian man … is simpler, more comfortable and more profitable” than not to be. “The aura of the unknown disappears, the individual hopes for ‘a strong hand,’ and he feels himself in a more comfortable position.” Moreover, this becomes the basis for supporting the current regime because “if the state dies, so too do the personal plans of such a person.”


            “’Non-totalitarians,’” in contrast, he argues, are “creatively oriented, thinking and doubting” and their chances of retaining memory are somewhat higher. But unfortunately, In life, [they] often are fated to greater complexities,” and thus this is not attractive to many, including many who think of themselves as intellectuals but who want a comfortable life.


             Indeed, Strovsky says, there are ever fewer genuine intellectuals, people prepared to question authority and challenge it. Instead, they are quite prepared to use “the newspeak” the regime employs to hide its goals and to seek the best possible places for themselves rather than to live up to their calling.


            Increasingly and mirroring the behavior of those in power, they focus only on immediate tasks and thus both create ever more problems for society in the longer term, he argues. That is what is happening in education and culture in Russia today. The powers that be may be getting a loyal group of subjects, but they are ensuring that Russia will suffer even more in the future.

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Акция памяти Бориса Немцова в Томске 

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Акция памяти Бориса Немцова в Томске Ссылка на источник - http://www.svoboda.org/media/video/26875880.html.
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Шествие памяти Бориса Немцова - 01 марта, 2015

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Кто, как и почему ведет современные информационные войны?



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First Putin Marginalizes His Critics, Then He Kills Them, and Then He Shifts the Blame 

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Paul Goble


            Staunton, March 1 – The horror and revulsion all people of good will feel about the murder of Boris Nemtsov in the shadow of the Kremlin has led many to treat this latest crime as if it were something new. In fact, the killing of Nemtsov is only the latest example of Vladimir Putin’s much-tested approach to dealing with his political enemies.


            That approach, as Ilya Milshtein suggests, has now become almost institutionalized. First, Putin marginalizes his enemies, then he or his allies kill them, and then he muddies the water by putting out multiple versions of what supposedly has happened, confident that few will connect the dots and hold him responsible (grani.ru/opinion/milshtein/m.238474.html).


            That was what happened in the case of Galina Starovoitova. That was what happened in the case of Sergey Yushchenkov. That was what happened in the case of Anna Politkovskaya. And that is what is happening in the case of Boris Nemtsov. All of them were “driven in the status of marginal figures and then killed.”


            But all too many people are not prepared to recognize that reality, either out of fear in the case of many in Russia itself who even now are asking “who will be next?” or out of concern in the case of some Western leaders that speaking truth about what Putin is about could provoke the Kremlin leader even more.


            Both groups need to follow the advice of the late Pope John Paul who told his fellow Poles that they must “not be afraid.”  Boris Nemtsov wasn’t, and neither must Russians nor Western leaders. Instead, they must recognize that they are not dealing with a normal leader but with a dangerously abnormal one.


            Normal politicians forget about those who cannot challenge them. The books they write and the meetings they organize or speak to can all be ignored. But Putin is not a normal politician, and he does not respond that way. Instead, he focuses on those who disagree with him, seeks to marginalize them, and then directly or indirectly removes them from the scene.


            Putin cracks down on such people as his enemies, and he and his minions call them exactly that, enemies, “agents of the State Department, a fifth column, and various other words which in other times would have meant execution of the camps, but in ours provoke extra-judicial violence.”


            All this is because the regime Putin has built in the Russian Federation is “simply unthinkable without hatred.” That is its core value, “and the entire history of Putin’s Russia is the history of capably directed hatred toward various individuals, social groups, countries and nations.”


            “First there were the Chechens, then the oligarchs with their television channels, later the Georgians, now the Ukrainians, Europeans, Americans, and always those who disagree,” Milshteyn says.  And when something awful happens, Putin and the Kremlin PR operation goes into overdrive to push multiple versions to obscure what is going on.


            Putin’s press secretary yesterday said that the killing of Nemtsov was a provocation against the Kremlin. “In fact,” Milshteyn asks, “who could have decided on such a step besides enemies and conspirators? Obama? Merkel? Navalny? It is too bad,” he continues, that “Berezovsky is dead because then it would have been convenient to blame him” as well.


            If Putin feels the need, those who carried out the crime may be brought to trial, but those who bear responsibility for it or even ordered it will not. (The history of such crimes testifies to that. Seeslon.ru/russia/politicheskie_ubiystva_v_sovremennoy_rossii-1220581.xhtml.) But there can be no doubt that “guilt for this murder lies with those in power.”


            Putin and his accomplices should be charged with “incitement to murder,” which is a crime under the Russian criminal code.  But he and they have learned that the use of hatred and fear not only protects them from that but brings them major political dividends – and they aren’t about to change either voluntarily.


             

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CCTV footage shows moment that Russian opposition leader was gunned down 

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Security camera captures last moments of Boris Nemtsov, killed in Moscow on Friday night








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Thousands march in memory of Nemtsov

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Critics point finger at Putin while officials and state media portray killing as attempt to destabilise Russia

Russian opposition activists march in memory of Boris Nemtsov – in pictures 

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Thousands mourn anti-Putin critic of Kremlin policies who was found shot dead near government buildings in Moscow
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Boris Nemtsov 

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Russian politician who fell out of favour with the Kremlin and opposed expansionist policies
Boris Nemtsov, who has died aged 55 after being shot, was a leading pro-market reformer in the first, tumultuous post-Soviet decade and a popular politician and regional governor who at one point appeared to have been earmarked by President Boris Yeltsin as his successor. An articulate and handsome figure who appeared regularly on television talk shows, he served briefly as deputy prime minister, but was sacked after the financial collapse of 1998, which was blamed on him and other neo-liberals in the Russian government.
After Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000, Nemtsov fell out of favour with the Kremlin and turned to out-and-out opposition politics. In 1999, with Anatoly Chubais, one of the main architects of “shock therapy” economics and the rapid privatisation of Russia’s state-owned economy, Nemtsov had been a co-founder of the Union of Rightwing Forces political party, which won 8% of the vote for the Russian Duma in that year’s elections. But the party lost ground and was unable to get into the Duma in 2003. While favouring a more open political system with fewer restrictions on independent parties, it called for radical reductions in subsidies on rents, utility bills and medical services – reforms that Putin later introduced. The party never favoured the social democratic approach of Grigory Yavlinsky, the leader of the Yabloko party, with whom Nemtsov was often bracketed in foreign media as charismatic “young democrats”.
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Sergei Guriev: Kremlin and Nemtsov death

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Politician’s killers have burnt the regime’s last bridges with its opponents, writes Sergei Guriev

20 лет назад убит Влад Листьев. 10 фактов о пионере российского ТВ - Ридус

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20 лет назад убит Влад Листьев. 10 фактов о пионере российского ТВ
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В день 20-летия гибели Листьева на здании телецентра Останкино вывешен траурный портрет журналист и бизнесмена. © Facebook.com. В субботу 1 марта исполнилось 20 лет со дня убийства Владислава Листьева. В день его трагической гибели «Ридус» приводит 10 важнейших ...
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На марше памяти Немцова задержали депутата Верховной рады - РБК

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На марше памяти Немцова задержали депутата Верховной рады
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В центре Москвы задержан депутат Верховной рады Алексей Гончаренко. Он пришел на марш памяти Бориса Немцова. Не исключено, что украинский политик станет фигурантом уголовного дела. Депутат Верховной рады Алексей Гончаренко. Фото: PhotoXPress. В этом сюжете.
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Putin’s Russia between the Reichstag Fire and the Kirov Murder

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Paul Goble


            Staunton, March 1 – No one can disagree with Yuliya Latynina that with the murder of Boris Nemtsov, Russia has entered a new era, one in which the political opponents of the regime are killed or intimidated by that possibility and one about which it is critically important that all recognize that reality (echo.msk.ru/programs/code/1501598-echo/).


            Not surprisingly, in the wake of this horrific political execution, commentators are employing analogies as a means to try to understand what has taken place and to be in a position to predict what may happen next.  At present, they have offered three pairs of analogies about the nature and implications of Nemtsov’s murder (news.liga.net/news/incident/5198508-podzhog_reykhstaga_pervye_mneniya_o_posledstviyakh_ubiystva_nemtsova.htm).


            One of these involves analogies with the Reichstag fire by which Adolf Hitler overturned the remnants of Weimar democracy and moved to establish the Nazi dictatorship and with the murder of Sergey Kirov, an action Stalin sponsored and then exploited to launch his Great Terror in the USSR.


            A second concerns those between a political leader prepared to use what Russians often refer to as “big blood” to get his way and those who argue that he like other dictators can achieve his goals by making use of more carefully targeted and media-generated to induce fear and intimidate his own population and others as well.


            And a third concerns analogies between a situation in which this action is part of a carefully controlled effort by Putin to impose his new order on the people of the Russian Federation and one in which he has created a monster over which he may not have absolute control and which in fact may overpower him.


            All of these pairs are suggestive, and each provides useful insights that may help to shape an adequate picture of what Putin is about.  But at the same time, their very multiplicity is an indication that the current situation, while it bears similarities to these past events, is not identical to any of them and that the future may thus be quite different than any of these suggest.


            That commentators should have reached for analogies with the Reichstag fire and the Kirov murder is hardly surprising. Both events are well known, and both opened the way to state terrorism and the rise of Hitler and Stalin to supreme and unchallenged power. Given Putin’s obvious agenda, each is suggestive, but the two are not the same.


            The analogy with the Reichstag fire would suggest that Putin is ready to move immediately against all of his opponents and to unleash murderous violence against anyone who disagrees with him. That with the Kirov murder, in contrast, would suggest that he is still consolidating his dictatorship and will exploit Nemtsov’s death to further that process.


            A similar difference is to be found in the second set of analogies, between one with a dictator ready to use “big blood” to impose his will and one who believes that he can achieve as much and with less collateral damage to his own goals by carefully targeting his opponents and then using the media to intimidate far more (echo.msk.ru/blog/ilya_ponomarev/1502660-echo/).


            Those who argue that Putin is ready to employ widespread violence to get his way may be right. His blowing up of the apartment buildings in Moscow, his war against the Chechens, and his use of force in Ukraine shows he has little regard for human life be it that of Russians or anyone else.


But the other part of this pair, one that suggests he will continue to use the carefully targeted repression he has used up to now, is at least possible. Alexander Herzen once described Nicholas I as “Genghiz Khan plus the telegraph.” Putin who understands the power of media may be called “Stalin plus television.”   


Given his skillful use of the media, the Kremlin leader may well have concluded that he doesn’t need to use mass violence. Instead, he can induce fear and intimidate people at home and abroad by carefully calibrated actions, dosed out in such a way that he gets the benefits of repression but suffers little or none of the opprobrium or blowback.


            And that consideration helps to explain the appearance of another pair of analogies, that between those who view Putin’s regime as a tightly-integrated and controlled one and those, like Kseniya Sobchak, who argue that he has created a monster which he has at least partially lost control over (kontrakty.ua/article/85047).


            The difference between those perspectives on Putin has its antecedents in two novels on Stalin’s terror, Arthur Koestler’s “Darkness at Noon” which presented the Stalin system as a totally controlled and Victor Serge’s “The Case of Comrade Tulayev” which suggested that the dictator started something that took on a life of its own.


            It is too soon to say which of these various analogies is correct. All are suggestive, but in employing them, it is critically important to keep in mind that arguments by analogy inevitably have limits because there is always more than one analogy available and because every new situation is different – at the very least because the actors in it are aware of the past.

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Москва-Юрт - Расследования - Новая Газета

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«Охранники Кадырова». Крайний слева — арестованный и отпущенный младший сержант Юнус Расухаджиев
В «Новую газету» обратились офицеры центрального аппарата ФСБ (фамилии редакции известны) и заявили, что их отдел почти полным составом отказывается выходить на службу, и они даже готовы положить на стол служебные удостоверения. Поводом для столь решительного демарша послужило недавнее освобождение из-под стражи чеченских полицейских, которые в 2011 году в Москве похитили человека, вымогали у него деньги и подвергли жесточайшим пыткам («Новая» писала об этой истории в № 42 от 16 апреля 2012 г.). Возмущенные чекисты сообщили, что, несмотря на личный контроль за расследованием уголовного дела со стороны председателя СК Александра Бастрыкина, всех арестованных все же освободили, а принципиального следователя уволили. При этом в деле якобы имеются телефонные «прослушки» разговоров обвиняемых из СИЗО № 6, откуда они давали указания запугивать свидетелей. Мы побеседовали с сотрудниками ФСБ и выяснили дополнительные подробности этой громкой криминальной истории.
Чекисты назначили встречу в подмосковном кафе.
— Понимаете, нам не просто плюнули в душу — наши семьи поставили под удар, — возмущался полковник Р. — Зачем мы ездили в Чечню и собирали доказательную базу? Там нас пасли натуральные бандиты в форме, и мы почти стали заложниками. Люди в отделе возмущены до крайности!
— И вот теперь мы узнаем, что этих самых «охранников Кадырова», которые занимаются в Москве криминалом, спокойно отпустили, — добавляет майор Н. — Это как понимать? Лучше бы мы взятку взяли, которую нам предлагали…
О задержании нескольких чеченских полицейских «Новая газета» рассказала в прошлом году. После выхода статьи поднялся большой шум, а высокие чины из силовых структур клятвенно заверили, что виновные будут наказаны.
Вкратце напомним обстоятельства: 23 августа 2011 года у торгового центра «Дарья» на Строгинском бульваре был похищен гражданин Ж. (редакции известна его фамилия, но в уголовном деле он проходит под псевдонимом Григорий, поэтому дальше мы будем называть его именно так). По данным следствия, к похищению причастны офицеры полиции, прикомандированные в Москву из Чечни для охраны главы республики и членов его семьи во время их визитов. А именно: Хож-Ахмед Исраилов, опер-уполномоченный уголовного розыска ОВД по Ножай-Юртовскому району Чеченской Республики (при себе имел пистолет Стечкина (АПС) № ЛВ 991 и командировочное удостоверение с предписанием на охрану президента ЧР и членов его семьи); Адам Исраилов, инспектор СБ ДПС ГИБДД оперативного реагирования МВД по ЧР (пистолет Стечкина № СВ 1656К и командировочное удостоверение с предписанием на охрану президента ЧР и членов его семьи); Джамбулат Махматмурзиев, оперуполномоченный уголовного розыска ОВД по Шелковскому району ЧР («Стечкин» № СВ 380 и командировочное удостоверение с предписанием на охрану президента ЧР и членов его семьи); Мусхаджи Мусулаев, оперуполномоченный уголовного розыска ОВД по Урус-Мартановскому району ЧР («Стечкин» № СК 653К и командировочное удостоверение с предписанием на охрану президента ЧР и членов его семьи); Ибрагим-Бек Тагиров, бывший сотрудник УБОП ГУВД г. Москвы; Асланбек Темиров, уроженец с. Белгатой Шалинского района ЧР, и Ахмед Дзамихов, уроженец с. Залукодес Зольского района Кабардино-Балкарской Республики.
Сначала Григорию предъявили служебные удостоверения, затем рукояткой пистолета разбили голову, насильно привезли в поселок Мещерский (рядом с МКАД) и бросили в подвал дома бизнесмена Наби М. По оперативным данным ФСБ, бизнесмен М. ранее являлся активным членом бандформирований, а в его доме на МКАД периодически держат заложников.
Согласно материалам уголовного дела, у Григория вымогали 3 млн рублей или новый автомобиль «Лексус». При этом чеченские полицейские приковали его наручниками к железному столу, избивали железным ломом и насиловали бильярдным кием. Когда заложник перестал подавать признаки жизни, его ночью вывезли в Строгино и бросили на автобусной остановке. Через два часа случайный прохожий увидел истекающего кровью Григория и вызвал «скорую помощь». Медики доставили потерпевшего в реанимацию 67-й больницы и поставили неутешительный диагноз: «закрытая черепно-мозговая травма в виде ушиба головного мозга и субарахноидального кровоизлияния с развитием очаговых и общемозговых симптомов, внутрибрюшное повреждение прямой кишки (дефект передней стенки прямой кишки)».
К счастью, Григорий выжил и дал показания. Через неделю арестовали его похитителей: Исраиловых (Адама и Хож-Ахмеда), Махматмурзиева, Мусулаева, Тагирова, Темирова и Дзамихова. А еще через три дня по подозрению в соучастии задержали Зелимхана Исраилова, опер-уполномоченного Центра по обеспечению безопасности лиц, подлежащих госзащите МВД Чечни (пистолет Стечкина № СК 1055 К), Юнуса Расухаджиева, младшего сержанта полка УВО МВД Чечни (пистолет ГШ-18 № 090676Л), Муслима Кайгарова (1990 г. р., уроженец Чечни) и Михаила Рабуева (1990 г. р., уроженец Чечни). Всем им предъявили обвинения в похищении человека, вымогательстве и нанесении тяжких телесных повреждений.

Григорий и Валера Осетин

Мы выяснили личность заложника. Ранее Григорий занимался угонами дорогих иномарок в банде уроженца Южной Осетии Валерия Х. (Валера Осетин). Валера Осетин проживает в Люберцах и принимает заказы на угоны «Лексусов» и «Порше», а затем при покровительстве коррумпированных силовиков перегоняет их в Чечню, Дагестан, Кабардино-Балкарию и Южную Осетию. К примеру, летом 2012 года банда похитила в Москве предположительно двенадцать «Лексусов».
В 2005 году за угон «Мерседеса» у дочери высокого чиновника Григория осудили. После отсидки он устроился на работу и собирался повторно жениться. Но его нашел Валера Осетин и предложил за 18 тыс. долларов угнать «Лексус» по заказу «боевика из Дагестана». Григорийотказался и вышвырнул Осетина из подъезда. Тогда Осетин решил ему отомстить и подключил к делу своих знакомых из числа чеченских полицейских. Им он сообщил, что Григорий угоняет по десять иномарок в месяц и никому не «отстегивает».
23 августа 2011 года Валера Осетин позвонил Григорию и назначил «стрелку» у торгового цента «Дарья» на Строгинском бульваре, где его уже поджидали упоминавшиеся выше лица.

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Как уже сообщала «Новая газета», в Москве на постоянной основе дислоцируется «столичный отдел охраны» Кадырова, насчитывающий примерно 30 человек. Базируются бойцы будто бы в апартаментах «Президент-отеля», имеют автоматическое оружие, средства связи, а их автомобили снабжены спецпропусками-«непроверяйками».
Оперативное управление отделом осуществляет упоминавшийся в списке задержанных лейтенант полиции Зелимхан Исраилов по прозвищу Бес (иногда использует документы на имя Бислана Хакимова). По столице Бес передвигается на «Мерседесе» ML-500 с госномером Р *** КР 150 РУС (владелец — Наталия Р., проживающая в Мытищах) и якобы пользуется правительственной связью.
Напомним: впервые Бес засветился 18 марта 2007 года, когда в центре Москвы не поделил дорогу с водителем «девятки» Кочетковым. Как сказано в милицейской сводке, «между Исраиловым и Кочетковым возникла драка — в результате последний упал, ударился головой об бордюр и скончался на месте» (уголовное дело вскоре закрыли).
Затем — 25 августа 2008 года — на Новоясеневском проспекте у кафе «Восточная кухня» во время вооруженной разборки Исраилов получил пулевое ранение в грудь и был доставлен в больницу. Помимо Беса ранения получил оперуполномоченный Мусхаджи Мусулаев, а в реанимацию их доставил Джамбулат Махматмурзиев (оба упоминаются в списке задержанных по похищению Григория). С противоположной стороны были ранены уроженец Баку Мамедов и москвич Никитин (уголовное дело закрыто).
А 5 января 2009 года Исраилов уже сам применил служебный «Стечкин»: по версии следствия, он ворвался в подрезавший его автобус и выстрелил водителю Поршневу в ногу. Правда, Поршнев оказался не из робкого десятка, и Бесу досталось от его монтировки (вместе с Бесом в автомобиле находился оперуполномоченный УСБ МВД Чечни лейтенант милиции Исмаилов).
Дело получило большой общественный резонанс, руководство Генеральной прокуратуры в личных беседах с журналистами «Новой газеты» уверяло, что преступление не останется безнаказанным. Однако уголовное дело было закрыто Следственным управлением по ЗАО Москвы. И вот новая громкая история с похищением и пытками Григория.

Расследование

Как проходило расследование похищения Григория, нужно рассказать особо. Во-первых, на следующий день после арестов в МУР и ФСБ прибыл бывший сотрудник столичного УБОПа А. (прозвище Бандюган, фамилия редакции известна) и будто бы намекнул на возможные неприятности, если задержанные останутся под стражей. Затем у следователя, а затем в МУРе и ФСБ появились какие-то визитеры из Грозного и за освобождение якобы предложили 3 млн 500 тыс. евро.
Принимая во внимание личности задержанных и их высокие связи, уголовное дело из Следственного управления СК по СЗАО г. Москвы было передано в Первое управление по расследованию особо важных дел ГСУ по г. Москве. Дополнительно ход расследования взял под личный контроль глава СК Александр Бастрыкин.
На допросах задержанные уверяли, что не причастны к преступлению. Однако показания свидетелей и данные билингов говорили об обратном. В том числе на Валеру Осетина дала показания любопытная соседка, запомнившая его гостей и номера автомобилей (после угроз взята под госзащиту).
Тогда адвокаты подозреваемых нашли свидетелей, которые утверждали, что в день похищенияГригория часть арестованных гуляла на свадьбе в Чечне, а другая хоронила знакомого в Нальчике. Причем следователям предъявили даже фотографии. Но и это «алиби» оказалось вымышленным: в Чечню и КБР под усиленной охраной спецназа направили группу следователей и сотрудников ФСБ. При допросе «свидетели» постоянно путались в показаниях, а фото, как оказалось, были сделаны годом ранее.
Тем временем в Генпрокуратуру, Следственный комитет, МВД и Госдуму были отправлены десятки обращений с просьбой освободить «борющихся с криминалом невиновных жителей Чеченской Республики, ставших заложниками коррумпированных сотрудников ФСБ и МВД и врагов президента Чечни Рамзана Кадырова». К сожалению, в числе подписантов оказался известный журналист из Общественной палаты. Мы связались с коллегой, и он не исключил, что «автоматически мог подмахнуть какое-то письмо».
Но, несмотря на противодействие и угрозы, оперативники были уверены, что преступники, похитившие Григория, понесут заслуженное наказание.
Но когда глава СКР Бастрыкин перестал требовать ежемесячных отчетов о ходе расследования, следователя Чингиза Берикова, ведущего дело, уволили. И сразу после увольнения Берикова вышли на свободу Бес и еще четверо. А 19 февраля 2013 года уголовное дело неожиданно передали из ГСУ по г. Москве в Следственное управление по ЦАО. Новый следователь тут же изменил меру пресечения, и последних похитителей Григория отпустили из СИЗО № 6. Напомним: 1-й заместитель председателя СК РФ Василий Пискарев еще недавно заявлял в интервью, что «все преступники без исключения должны понести наказание и неприкасаемых у нас быть не должно». Но получилось так, что теперь разбираться в том, что осталось от дела, поручено обычному участковому.

Чекисты из кафе

— Вы знаете, в тот день, когда отпустили последнего из них, мы напились всем отделом, — грустно улыбается полковник Р. — А утром написали справку-меморандум на имя директора ФСБ.
— И что было дальше? — интересуемся мы.
— Пришел помощник директора ФСБ и заявил, что есть указание с самого верха: «До окончания Олимпиады в Сочи окружение Кадырова не трогать». Мол, с ними потом будут разбираться.
— Ага, давайте еще полтора года потерпим на улицах Москвы бандитов, вооруженных «Стечкиными» и с удостоверениями МВД? — добавил майор Н.
— Что вы намерены дальше предпринять?
— Пока не являемся на службу. А может, нам голодовку объявить и повесить на Лубянке плакат?

Публичные запросы информации

Главе Чеченской Республики Кадырову Р.А.

Уважаемый Рамзан Ахматович!
Просим Вас дать оценку сведениям, приведенным в материале С. Канева.
Действительно ли упомянутые лица являются сотрудниками полиции Чеченской Республики, откомандированными в Москву для обеспечения Вашей охраны?
Откуда у сотрудников полиции Чеченской Республики такие огромные суммы денег (см. фото)?


Председателю СК России Бастрыкину А.И.

Уважаемый Александр Иванович!
Просим Вас сообщить, кто именно дал указание освободить из-под стражи обвиняемых в похищении и пытках? На каком основании из СК уволили следователя Чингиза Берикова? Почему не был допрошен житель поселка Мещерский Наби М., в доме которого держали заложника?

РЕАКЦИЯ

Публикация Сергея Канева «Москва-Юрт» вызвала бурную реакцию пользователей интернета, ворвалась в федеральную новостную повестку и менее, чем за день набрала 400 с лишним тысяч просмотров. К вечеру появилась и первая официальная реакция. Так, представитель президента ЧР заявил, что у Рамзана Кадырова «вообще нет охраны». Таким образом, остается непонятным, являются ли командировочные удостоверения на охрану президента Кадырова и членов его семьи, обнаруженные при задержании, поддельными.
Вторым на публикацию отреагировал Следственный комитет. Ответ был написан в форме «разъяснения» от первого лица — официального представителя СК Владимира Маркина. Маркин назвал факт встречи сотрудников ФСБ с корреспондентом «Новой» «вымыслом», обнаружил опечатку в написании имени бывшего следователя Берикова, а заодно и уточнил причины его увольнения. Бериков, как пишет представитель СК, не стал жертвой «беспредела» начальства, а ушел по семейным обстоятельствам. Владимир Маркин уточнил: по делу изначально проходили 11 человек. Причастность четверых не подтвердилась. Из оставшихся семерых пятеро были арестованы. Но вскоре и им была изменена мера пресечения, т.к. «смягчающим обстоятельством» явилась аморальная личность потерпевшего, в похищении которого обвинялись арестованные.
В заключении Владимир Маркин «гарантировал», что дело будет доведено до конца и направлено в суд...

ОТ РЕДАКЦИИ: Из «разъяснения» Следственного комитета непонятно, находятся ли упомянутые в публикации «Москва-Юрт» люди на свободе, или нет. А это и был главный вопрос

Дорогой Владимир Иванович!
В своем «разъяснении» Вы сознательно избегаете ответов на важнейшие вопросы:
1) Даже если потерпевший был неоднократно судим, имели ли право сотрудники МВД Чечни захватывать его в заложники и насиловать бильярдным кием? Кстати, в одном месте «Разъяснения...» Вы пишете, что «для следствия не имеет значения их (обвиняемых) национальность», а в другом уточняете, что фамилия потерпевшего — между прочим, грузинская. Означает ли это, что у лиц с грузинской фамилией в России положение заведомо хуже?
2) Мы никак не можем припомнить, чтобы лиц, обвиненных в похищении, вымогательствах и пытках, тем более сотрудников правоохранительных органов (то есть людей с оружием) отпускали под подписку о невыезде. Случались ли подобные случаи раньше?
4) Владимир Иванович, а вы не знаете, почему бывший следователь Чингис Бериков не может теперь никуда устроиться и сидит без работы?
5) Поскольку господин Кадыров открестился от того, что упомянутые в публикации лица являются его охранниками (несмотря на то, что при себе на момент задержания они имели командировочные удостоверения с предписанием на охрану президента ЧР и членов его семьи), как Вы отвечаете на вопрос: откуда у простого сотрудника полиции ЧР такие огромные суммы денег (см. фото)? Не должно ли это явиться предметом интереса со стороны СК?
6) Вы в очередной раз пообещали, что дело доведете до суда. Но мы это уже слышали. Зелимхан Исраилов («Бес») расстрелял водителя автобуса в Москве в 2009 году. Обещали, что виновные понесут заслуженное наказание. Но дело вскоре было закрыто. В каком случае стоит верить официальным лицам?
7) Был ли допрошен житель поселка Мещерский Наби М., в доме которого держал заложника и издевались над  ним?
8) Уточните, находятся ли люди, упомянутые в публикации, сейчас на свободе — или нет? Если нет, то где они находятся?
9) Где находится известный угонщик дорогих иномарок Валерий Х. (Валера Осетин), а также кто угрожает его соседям?
10) На всякий случай, публикуем фотографии пятерых арестованных-отпущенных, переданные нам «вымышленными», как Вы полагаете, сотрудниками ФСБ. А то вдруг окажется, что никто никого не задерживал, да и уголовного дела никакого не было.

Мусхаджи Мусулаев,

оперуполномоченный уголовного розыска ОВД по Урус-Мартановскому району ЧР (АПС СК 653К икомандировочное удостоверение на охрану президента ЧР и членов его семьи).  
Содержался в СИЗО-6

Джамбулат Махматмурзиев,

оперуполномоченный уголовного розыска ОВД по Щелковскому району ЧР, (АПС СВ 380 и командировочное удостоверение на охрану президента ЧР и членов его семьи).
Содержался в СИЗО-6

Ибрагим-Бек Тагиров,

бывший сотрудник УБОП ГУВД г. Москвы.  
Содержался в СИЗО-6

Юнус Расухаджиев,

младший сержант полка УВО МВД Чечни (пистолет ГШ-18 № 090676Л)

Хож-Ахмед Исраилов,

оперуполномоченный уголовного розыска ОВД по Ножай-Юртовскому району ЧР (при себе имел пистолет Стечкина (АПС) ЛВ 991 икомандировочное удостоверение на охрану президента ЧР и членов его семьи),
Содержался в СИЗО-6
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Were Chechen Security Personnel Responsible For Nemtsov's Death?

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For many in both Russia and the West, the Kremlin is inevitably the prime suspect in the February 27 assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
But the possibility of a Chechen connection should not be dismissed out of hand, given Nemtsov's repeated criticism of Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov, and the fact that since 2011, security personnel loyal to Kadyrov have reportedly engaged with total impunity in abductions and killings in Moscow. Alternatively, Kadyrov's men may have killed Nemtsov at Russian President Vladimir Putin's behest.
The independent Novaya Gazeta investigated those reports, and met with Federal Security Service (FSB) staffers who in 2013 threatened to resign to protest prosecutors' refusal to bring charges against a group of Moscow-based Chechen Interior Ministry personnel arrested on suspicion of such killings. Instead, the men were released.
The website Caucasus Knot recalls that four years ago Kadyrov publicly called for Nemtsov to be imprisoned in light of his role in the mass protests in Moscow in December 2010. Nemtsovresponded by branding Kadyrov "a psychologically very sick man" in need of urgent medical care. Nemtsov expressed regret that such men control the entire Caucasus, adding that he hoped that "eventually he will be dismissed and have to answer for everything."
In May 2014, Nemtsov addressed a formal request to FSB Director Aleksandr Bortnikov to investigate reports that Chechen security personnel were being infiltrated into eastern Ukraine to fight on the side of the pro-Russian separatists.
More recently, Nemtsov questioned the rationale for the grandiose rally of security personnel Kadyrov convened in Grozny in late December, at which Kadyrov affirmed that he had at his disposal10,000 volunteers loyal to Putin who are ready "to carry out any command" in order to defend stability in Russia. Nemtsov estimated the Kremlin's annual subsidies to Chechnya at 60 billion rubles ($974.77 million) and predicted that in light of Russia's economic problems, "the unspoken contract between Kadyrov and Putin -- money in exchange for loyalty -- is coming to an end."
History With Chechnya
Nemtsov was born in Sochi, on the fringe of the Caucasus, and his engagement in Chechnya dates back to at least 1997, when as fuel and energy minister he and then-Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko jointly persuaded the Chechen leadership headed by President Aslan Maskhadov to repair the Baku-Tikhoretsk-Novorossiisk oil pipeline, according to Argumenty I Fakty, No. 37, September 2001.
In December 2000, Nemtsov, then a State Duma deputy representing the Union of Rightist Forces, and fellow parliament members met in Moscow with Maskhadov's emissaries in the hope of launching formal talks to end the war that had erupted one year earlier.
As a basis for such talks, Nemtsov had drafted a five-point peace plan under which Chechnya would have broad autonomy within the Russian Federation, but would "never" become independent. Instead, it would become a parliamentary republic with a civilian non-Chechen governor-general, who would be in charge of all "administrative, financial, political and military power in the republic."
The stipulation that the governor-general should not be a Chechen meant that had Nemtsov's plan been endorsed and implemented, Kadyrov's father Akhmed-hadji, then Putin's appointed satrap in Chechnya, would have been sidelined.
That governor-general would seek to reach agreement by January 2003 with all influential Chechen leaders, including Maskhadov. In the event that deadline was not met, Nemtsov advocated splitting Chechnya, with the northern lowlands being incorporated into Stavropol Krai and separated by border fortifications from the southern mountains where the resistance had taken refuge. The plan also provided for state assistance to Chechens forced to flee during the fighting.
In September 2001, Nemtsov reportedly incurred Putin's ire by travelling to Chechnya to deliver computers to two schools in the Achkhoi-Martan district southwest of Grozny. Putin reportedly responded by issuing an ultimatum to Nemtsov: either conclude a peace deal with the Chechens within one month or resign from the State Duma.
Ramzan Kadyrov, for his part, was quoted as affirming in an Instagram post that there could be "no doubt" that Western intelligence services intent on destabilizing the situation in Russia were behind Nemtsov's death. Kadyrov also commented that Nemtsov was not impressed by his efforts to rebuild Chechnya.
-- Liz Fuller
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Moscow Offers No Answers, But Plenty Of Theories, On Nemtsov's Death

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Russia officials and media have pointed to a number of potential culprits in the February 27 murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Spoiler alert: None of them involves the Kremlin.

Ukraine Live Day 377: Ukrainian MP Arrested In Moscow

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Thousands of Russians March to Commemorate Boris Nemtsov

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Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid," thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of
murdered Kremlin critic Boris
Nemtsov.

Why was Boris Nemtsov murdered? The competing theories

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Investigators suggest Islamist extremists, Ukrainians, provocateurs had a reason to kill politician - but not the Russian state








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Новости / Телеканал ТВЦ показал видеозапись с камеры, запечатлевшей момент убийства оппозиционного политика Бориса Немцова

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Качество представленной съемки невысокое, однако машины и силуэты людей на ней рассмотреть можно. Опубликованный фрагмент начинается с 23:16 мск. Два человека, предположительно Немцов и его спутница, идут по Большому Московорецкому мосту от Васильевского спуска в направлении Большой Ордынки. Их медленно нагоняет снегоуборочная машина. В 23:31 кузов грузовика скрыл Немцова и его спутницу от камеры. Спустя секунду оттуда на проезжую часть выбегает человек, быстро садится в автомобиль и уезжает. Снегоуборщик остановился в нескольких метрах от места происшествия. Там остался лишь один силуэт — предположительно, это спутница Немцова. Дальше по мосту продолжают идти пешеходы. Некоторые останавливаются. Другие идут мимо. В 23:42 на место прибыла полиция.
Главный редактор журнала The New Times Евгения Альбац рассказала о своем последнем разговоре с ним. По её словам, Немцов был убит за то, что был самым ярким представителем российской оппозиции. Евгения Альбац также отметила, что политик последнее время был чрезвычайно резок в отношении Владимира Путина. Она также добавила, что обложка журнала будет изменена в связи с убийством Бориса Немцова.

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mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Акция памяти Бориса Немцова в Томске Акция памяти Бориса Немцова в Томске Ссылка на источник - http://www.svoboda.org/media/video/26875880.html. From: Радио Свобода Views: 68 8 0 ...
» Шествие памяти Бориса Немцова - 01 марта, 2015
01/03/15 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Радиопрограммы и подкасты - Радио Свобода. Кто, как и почему ведет современные информационные войны? Download audio: http://realaudio.rferl.org/RU/2015/03/01/20150301-130000-RU-program.mp3
» First Putin Marginalizes His Critics, Then He Kills Them, and Then He Shifts the Blame
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mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, March 1 – The horror and revulsion all people of good will feel about the mur...
» CCTV footage shows moment that Russian opposition leader was gunned down
01/03/15 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Security camera captures last moments of Boris Nemtsov, killed in Moscow on Friday night
» Thousands march in memory of Nemtsov
01/03/15 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Critics point finger at Putin while officials and state media portray killing as attempt to destabilise Russia
» Russian opposition activists march in memory of Boris Nemtsov – in pictures
01/03/15 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Thousands mourn anti-Putin critic of Kremlin policies who was found shot dead near government buildings in Moscow Continue reading...
» Boris Nemtsov
01/03/15 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Russian politician who fell out of favour with the Kremlin and opposed expansionist policies Boris Nemtsov, who has died aged 55 after being shot, was a leading pro-market reformer i...
» Sergei Guriev: Kremlin and Nemtsov death
01/03/15 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Politician’s killers have burnt the regime’s last bridges with its opponents, writes Sergei Guriev
» 20 лет назад убит Влад Листьев. 10 фактов о пионере российского ТВ - Ридус
01/03/15 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Ридус 20 лет назад убит Влад Листьев. 10 фактов о пионере российского ТВ Ридус В день 20-летия гибели Листьева на здании телецентра Останкино вывешен траурный портрет журналист и б...
» На марше памяти Немцова задержали депутата Верховной рады - РБК
01/03/15 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ЛІГА.net На марше памяти Немцова задержали депутата Верховной рады РБК В центре Москвы задержан депутат Верховной рады Алексей Гончаренко. Он пришел на марш памяти Бориса Немцова. ...
» Putin’s Russia between the Reichstag Fire and the Kirov Murder
01/03/15 11:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, March 1 – No one can disagree with Yuliya Latynina that with the murder of Bo...
» Москва-Юрт - Расследования - Новая Газета
01/03/15 11:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новая Газета - NovayaGazeta.ru. «Охранники Кадырова». Крайн...
» Were Chechen Security Personnel Responsible For Nemtsov's Death?
01/03/15 11:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. F or many in both Russia and the West, the Kremlin is inevitably the prime suspect in the February 27 assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. But the possibilit...
» Moscow Offers No Answers, But Plenty Of Theories, On Nemtsov's Death
01/03/15 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia officials and media have pointed to a number of potential culprits in the February 27 murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Spoiler alert: None of them involv...
» Ukraine Live Day 377: Ukrainian MP Arrested In Moscow
01/03/15 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here . An archive of our liveblogs can be found here . For an overview and analysis of this developing s...
» Thousands of Russians March to Commemorate Boris Nemtsov
01/03/15 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid," thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov, whose murder has w...
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» Why was Boris Nemtsov murdered? The competing theories
01/03/15 01:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Investigators suggest Islamist extremists, Ukrainians, provocateurs had a reason to kill politician - but not the Russian state
» Андрей Илларионов: Публикация в «Новой газете» – «вброс Кремля»
01/03/15 01:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Андрей Илларионов: Публикация в «Новой газете» – «вброс Кремля» Российские власти пытаются снять с себя ответственность за происходящее в восточной Украине – мнение... From: Голос...
» Телеканал ТВЦ показал видеозапись с камеры, запечатлевшей момент убийства оппозиционного политика Бориса Немцова - Радиостанция ЭХО МОСКВЫ
01/03/15 01:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Комсомольская правда Уралинформбюро Телеканал ТВЦ показал видеозапись с камеры, запечатлевшей момент убийства оппозиционного политика Бориса Немцова Радиостанция ЭХО МОСКВЫ Качеств...