Alexander Cherkasov, a leading expert on Russia’s turbulent north Caucasus region, chairs the ‘Memorial’ Human Rights Centre. Well known for its courageous thorough reporting from Russia’s hot spots, ‘Memorial’ has been documenting human rights abuses in Chechnya and providing assistance to victims since the start of the armed conflict in Chechnya in 1994 and extended its work to the neighbouring republics as human rights abuses spilled out to the broader north Caucasus region.
Government — the main source of instability in the northern Caucasus
As violence in the north Caucasus hits the headlines again, Alexander Cherkasov sees the roots of the problem in the...
Natalya Estemirova – murdered, not forgotten
Three years ago the indomitable Natalya Estemirova was murdered in Chechnya. Her killers remain at large, and...
The Warsaw Pact: twenty years on
For over 30 years the Warsaw Pact was a threatening presence on the European political scene, but on 31 March 1991...
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