Discussion in 'Russian Politics' started by john smith, Aug 30, 2013.
I see. The press must have its little victories, and if Kadyrov manages to keep the Caucasus relatively quiet instead of exploding in violence, the result is a "funereal calm". Obviously, the writers would prefer Chechens be allowed to run riot, because that's just their way of expressing themselves.
Reminds me of what Elena Fanailova described as the "mournful unconcern" of Russians following the terrorist bombing at Domodedovo, as she blathered that nobody was too upset about it because Russians have no strong feelings.
Journalists ensure that even when they lose, they win.
I guess given that Russia does subsidize Kadyrov they could exert more influence over what happens in Chechnya but Russia does have the catch 22 issue where you have to get Chechens to deal with Chechen issues by the barrel of a gun where there is even some conflict among the clans that comprise of Chechnya's security detail. Even the official story during Maskhadovs rule he couldn't keep abuses of power and radical elements in check.
There is also the big point left out in the piece that western countries, Germany being one of the primary sources due to its Turkish population of supporting terrorism in Chechnya putting fuel to the fire.
That is pretty much the norm in regards to terrorism in Russia make it a commentary about Putin rather than the issue of terrorism itself that they say there is no substantial foreign elements that was later revised to some but marginal.
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