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. Key takeaways from the profile: Profile last updated: 6 March 2024. Profile … 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. Key takeaways from the profile: Profile last updated: 1 … Read more

Adam Delimkhanov, potential successor turned Chechen kingmaker

Adam Delimkhanov, potential successor turned Chechen kingmaker State Duma Deputy for Chechnya Adam Delimkhanov will likely play a pivotal role in deciding who succeeds Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov. Adam Delimkhanov has represented Chechnya in the Russian State Duma since 2007. He is a close ally of current Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and one of the … Read more

Wagner commander Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Who is Wagner commander Aleksandr Kuznetsov (Ratibor)? Aleksandr Kuznetsov is a senior commander with Russian PMC Wagner whose activities reflects the group’s global footprint. Aleksandr Kuznetsov (Ratibor) is a member of the Council of Commanders of Russian private military company (PMC) Wagner. He has been with the group since 2014 and is regarded as one … Read more