Stories by the Author
Eyewitness describes the day the residents of this peaceful city found themselves caught up in nightmarish scenes of urban warfare.
13 Oct 05
The Balkar minority in Kabardino-Balkaria takes to the streets following murder of local leader.
2 Jun 05
Women in traditionally Muslim republic are being labelled Islamic radicals for merely wearing a head covering.
19 May 05
Life and death of a radical Islamist leader from a small mountain village in the Caucasus.
3 Feb 05
Furious crowd occupies president’s office after seven dismembered bodies are found in a pit.
17 Nov 04
Concern grows that republic will be targeted by Islamic extremists while local Muslims say they are subject to groundless persecution.
29 Sep 04
A North Caucasian mountain village defies the modern age, getting by on subsistence farming and knitting.
21 Jul 04
Are Circassians losing their rights once again as they commemorate the anniversary of the end of the Caucasian War?
27 May 04
Is it too late to save the culture and language of a North Caucasian minority?
21 Apr 04
Remote Caucasian village keeps a keen but sceptical eye on Putin election, in an area that has seen few benefits from the new Russia.
4 Mar 04