Zapad-Akhmat, a Chechen Defence Ministry unit

Threatologist Profile: Zapad-Akhmat Battalion — One of Chechnya’s Defence Ministry units This profile provides key details about the Zapad-Akhmat Battalion, one of several “Chechen” units created within Russia’s Ministry of Defence. Created in summer 2022, it has participated in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. How to use these profiles These profiles are intended as a research … Read more

Vostok-Akhmat, a Chechen Defence Ministry unit

Threatologist Profile: Vostok-Akhmat Battalion — One of Chechnya’s Defence Ministry units This profile provides key details about the Vostok-Akhmat Battalion, one of several “Chechen” units created within Russia’s Ministry of Defence. Created in summer 2022, it has participated in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. How to use these profiles These profiles are intended as a research … Read more

Crocus City Hall attack in Moscow

Event in Review: The Crocus City Hall terrorist attack in Moscow (Mar 24) This review article rounds up all the key information on the 22 March 2024 terrorist attack on Moscow’s Crocus City Hall and its aftermath. On 22 March 2024, armed gunmen perpetrated Russia’s largest terrorist attack since the 2004 school siege in Beslan … Read more

Yug-Akhmat, a Chechen Defence Ministry unit

Threatologist Profile: Yug-Akhmat Battalion — One of Chechnya’s Defence Ministry units This profile provides key details about the Yug-Akhmat Battalion, one of several “Chechen” units created within Russia’s Ministry of Defence. Created in summer 2022, it has participated in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. How to use these profiles These profiles are intended as a research … Read more

Sever-Akhmat, a Chechen Defence Ministry unit

Threatologist Profile: Sever-Akhmat (78th Motorised) Regiment — One of Chechnya’s Defence Ministry units This profile provides key details about the Sever-Akhmat (78th Motorised) regiment, one of several “Chechen” units created within Russia’s Ministry of Defence. Created in summer 2022, it has mostly been active in Ukraine. How to use these profiles These profiles are intended … Read more

Abuzayd Vismuradov, Chechnya’s security provider

Abuzayd Vismuradov, Chechnya’s security provider The influence of Chechen Deputy Prime Minister Abuzayd Vismuradov makes him an outside candidate to replace Chechnya’s leader. Chechen Deputy Prime Minister Abuzayd Vismuradov is a close ally of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and the media regularly identify him as one of the most influential men in the republic. His … Read more

Magomed Daudov, the Chechen regime’s enforcer

Magomed Daudov, the Chechen regime’s enforcer Chechen parliamentary speaker Magomed Daudov is a key figure in the regime of Ramzan Kadyrov but lacks an independent power base. Chechen parliamentary speaker Magomed Daudov is an important member of the inner circle of Chechnya’s leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, and a potential candidate to replace the ailing dictator. However, … Read more