September 30, 2010

Putin Stays In The Shadows As Medvedev Ousts Luzhkov

September 30, 2010 02:49 PM
The unceremonious ousting of veteran Moscow Mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, by President Dmitry Medvedev seemingly ended an acute political standoff between the city and the Kremlin (EDM, September 15, 21, 28). It was initially reported that Luzhkov may challenge his dismissal in court, but later he reconsidered, apparently accepting the inevitable. In 2004, after a terrorist attack on a school in Vladikavkaz in North Ossetia, former President Vladimir Putin promoted legislation that banned the election of...

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Russian Observers Expect No Groundbreaking Results From Latest Anti-Rebel Push

September 30, 2010
On September 27, a policeman died and four others were injured in an armed clash with insurgents in Chechnya’s Vedeno district. This was the latest reported incident in the mountainous area of the republic’s south, where...
Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Terrorism, Home Page, North Caucasus , The Caucasus, Russia

Nineteen Candidates Register For Presidential Election In Belarus

September 30, 2010
The Belarusian Parliament has scheduled the next presidential elections on December 19. By the deadline to register on September 24, the names of seventeen candidates had been accepted by the Central Election Commission, after...
Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Belarus, Europe

Moldova Faces Yet Another Election As Governing Alliance Falls Apart

September 30, 2010
On September 28, Moldovan Parliamentary Chairman and acting head of state, Mihai Ghimpu, dissolved the parliament by decree effective on September 29, and scheduled parliamentary elections for November 28. Both dates had been...
Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Moldova , Europe

The Roots and Transformation of the Dagestan Insurgency

September 29, 2010
In early April, two women from Dagestan were named by the federal authorities as key suspects in the March 29 suicide attacks which targeted the Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations near to the interior ministry and the...
Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Terrorism, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Russia, North Caucasus , The Caucasus