This Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) publication presents data from the entire 2009 period, indicating that violence has escalated since 2008 in the North Caucasus, which includes Chechnya, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Ossetia, and Dagestan.
The G8 Summit this month came on the heels of an important development in Russia—the death of Chechen terrorist leader Shamil Basayev. Although the separatists have been weakened, experts say the resistance will persist.
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