September 17, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
Crimean officials ramp up homophobic rhetoric.
September 17, 2014 /
Misha Friedman
Pulitzer grantee Misha Friedman travels to Russia to report on how LGBT communities have been affected by the amendment to Russia's Child Protection law, which effectively criminalized homosexuality.
September 3, 2014 /
Jon Sawyer, Dan McCarey
In the fight against AIDS marginalized communities are still being left behind. Business as usual will not end the epidemic.
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June 8, 2011 / Untold Stories
Tom Parfitt
After years of conflict, Grozny, Chechnya is in the process of rebuilding itself, but President Ramzan Kadyrov's radical leadership could threaten the region's growth.
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June 8, 2011 / Untold Stories
Tom Parfitt
Recent violence from Islamic militants has worsened the already poor economical conditions in Nalchik and the surrounding villages in Kabardino-Balkaria.
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June 8, 2011 / Untold Stories
Tom Parfitt
Seven years after the Beslan siege of School Number One, members of the community still grieve the loss of the 400 people who were killed in the attack.
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May 25, 2011 / Untold Stories
Tom Parfitt
A special Dagestani government commission is actively working to lure young men away from local jihad groups known as boyeviki.
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May 16, 2011 / Untold Stories
Tom Parfitt
Outrage over 1940s Stalinist deportations permeates the collective memories of North Caucasus nations, fueling modern day conflicts in the region.
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April 1, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Tom Parfitt
At the front line in Russia's war on terrorism, it's a war not just of bullets and bombs, but of ideas; and it's a war the Kremlin appears to be losing.
The village of Danukh in highland Dagestan. Image by Tom Parfitt, Russia, 2008.
March 25, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Tom Parfitt
A look at how samovar politics, mixed with rampant corruption, have helped turn Dagestan into the most deadly of Russia's North Caucasus republics.
Young men carry a portrait of Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechnya, during May 9 Victory Day celebrations in Chechnya. Image by Musa Sadulayev. Russia, 2009.
March 16, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Tom Parfitt
Why is the Kremlin-imposed leader of this republic sounding so much like the militants he's meant to be cracking down on?
Ramzan Kadyrov (in red), the leader of Chechnya, plays in a friendly soccer match between Chechen players and a collection of Brazilian World Cup Winners in Grozny. Image: Musa Sadulayev, Russia, March 2011.
March 9, 2011 / The Guardian
Tom Parfitt
Brazil greats including Romario and Dunga take on local team in game organized by Chechnya's colourful head Ramzan Kadyrov.
Dibikhan Pugoyeva, 39, in the office of the Mashr human rights group in Karabulak, Ingushetia, Russia.The board behind her shows pictures of people abducted in Ingushetia by security forces. Her son, Magomed Gorchkhanov, 17, was allegedly kidnapped in November 2010 and later found dead. Image: Tom Parfitt, Russia, February 2011.
March 8, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Tom Parfitt
In Ingushetia, people have reason to fear Russia's shadowy security forces as much or more than the Islamist militants. Indeed, it has become one of the most unstable spots in the North Caucasus.

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