home1944 Feb 23,
Stalin ordered the mass deportation Caucasian Muslim nations.
Chechens and Ingush to Kazakhstan were deported for resisting Soviet
rule and abetting the Germans. "478,479 persons were evicted and
loaded onto special railway cars, including 91,250 Ingush." More
than a third of the population died before the rest were allowed to
go home. Also deported were the Karachays, Balkars, and Meskhetian
(WSJ, 9/12/02, p.A8)(WSJ, 2/23/04, p.A16)(Econ,
1996 Mar, Reports said that at
least 10,000 Chechens have fled to this neighboring republic of the
(WSJ, 3/6/96, p. A-1)
1999 Jul 20, Pres. Ruslan
Aushev declared that men could legally take up to 4 wives. Russia
declared the decree unconstitutional the next day.
(SFC, 7/22/99, p.A12)
1999 Oct 24, Over the weekend
the Chechen-Ingush border was sealed. Some 170,000 refugees from
Chechnya had fled to Ingushetia over the last month.
(SFC, 10/29/99, p.D4)
2000 Aug 24, Fighting from
Chechnya spilled into Ingushetia and 100 rebels were reported
(SFC, 8/25/00, p.D8)
2000 Oct 8, Chechen rebels
crossed into Ingushetia and attacked a police patrol. 2 officers
were killed and 3 wounded.
(SFC, 10/9/00, p.A11)
2002 Apr 28, General Murat
Zyazikov was elected president of Ingushetia, replacing military
commander Ruslan Aushev.
(www.nupi.no/cgi-win/Russland/krono.exe?5105)(Econ, 11/29/08, SR
2002 Aug 27, Two Russian border
guards were arrested and confessed to killing eight of their
comrades in Ingushetia to avenge hazing. President Vladimir Putin
called for better discipline and combat-readiness amid a string of
2002 Sep 27, Russian troops
used artillery overnight to block suspected rebels from crossing
into Chechnya through a forested part of the republic of Ingushetia
after firefights that left at least 17 Russian servicemen dead.
2002 Nov 27, Russian officials
renewed their drive to close sprawling tent camps in the republic of
Ingushetia that are home to tens of thousands of Chechen refugees.
2004 Jun 22, Thousands of
Russian troops poured into Nazran, Ingushetia, chasing Chechen
rebels who set fire to police and government buildings and killed
over 90 people in brazen overnight attacks.
(AP, 6/22/04)(Econ, 2/12/05, p.21)
2004 Sep 3, Commandos stormed a
school in southern Russia and battled Chechen separatist rebels
holding hundreds of hostages, as crying children, some naked and
covered in blood, fled through explosions and gunfire. Over 330
people, including 155 children, were killed in the violence that
ended a hostage standoff with militants in Beslan, Russia. 31 of 32
hostage takers were killed. 6 Chechens and 4 Ingush were identified
among the hostage takers. In 2006 a woman died from her injuries in
Beslan bringing the total deaths to 334.
(SFC, 9/4/04, p.A1)(SFC, 9/7/04, p.A3)(WSJ,
9/10/04, p.A1)(AP, 12/9/07)
2005 Jan 8, Russian troops
killed 5 alleged militants hiding in a house in the city of Nazran,
Ingushetia, in a firefight.
(AP, 1/8/05)(SSFC, 1/9/05, p.A3)
2005 Aug 25, In the southern
Russian city of Nazran 2 bombs exploded, wounding the
second-highest-ranking official in the mostly Muslim region of
Ingushetia and killing his driver, in what was described as an
2005 Oct 12, An explosion hit a
distillery in Russia's Ingushetia region and there were casualties.
A police spokesman called the blast a terrorist act.
2006 May 17, In southern Russia
Ingushetia's Deputy Interior Minister Dzhabrail Kostoyev, two of his
bodyguards and four civilians were killed when a sedan packed with
explosives blocked a road on the outskirts of the region's main city
of Nazran and blew up. A rebel ambush killed 5 Russian soldiers.
(AP, 5/17/06)(WSJ, 5/18/06, p.A1)
2006 Jun 9, In Russia gunmen
shot and killed a police commander, his three young children, driver
and bodyguard in the troubled southern province of Ingushetia.
2006 Jul 10, Chechen warlord
Shamil Basayev (41) was killed in Ingushetia. He had claimed
responsibility for modern Russia's worst terrorist attacks including
Beslan in 2004. He was killed along with 4 other militant while
accompanying a truck filled with 220 pounds of dynamite that blew up
in the Ingush village of Ekazhevo. Shortly before his death he was
appointed vice-president of Ichkeria, the rebel’s name for their
(AP, 7/10/06)(Econ, 7/15/06, p.84)
2006 Oct 16, The business chief
of Russian state news agency Itar-Tass was found knifed to death at
his flat in central Moscow. Police in Russia’s North Caucasus region
of Ingushetia arrested rights activists and violently broke up a
rally in memory of slain reporter Anna Politkovskaya.
(AP, 10/16/06)(Reuters, 10/16/06)
2007 Jan 31, Unidentified
gunmen opened fire on a car carrying the chief Muslim leader in
Ingushetia, seriously wounding the mufti and his son.
2007 Jul 18, An explosion tore
through a crowd of mourners at a cemetery in southern Russia,
wounding at least 10 people, including four police officers. The
funeral was for an ethnic Russian woman who had been fatally shot
along with her two grown children July 16 in Ingushetia.
2007 Aug 22, In Ingushetia,
Russia, one serviceman was killed and five were wounded when gunmen
attacked their armored personnel carrier with grenades and automatic
2007 Aug 31, A car bomb
exploded near a police vehicle in Russia's troubled North Caucasus
region, killing four police officers in Nazran, Ingushetia.
2007 Oct 25, Amnesty
International said human rights violations in the Russian region of
Ingushetia have increased with a surge in abductions and beatings.
2007 Nov 9, In Ingushetia a
special operation to capture alleged terrorists left a child dead
after soldiers fired on a family of five.
(Econ, 11/29/08, SR p.16)
2007 Dec 11, A judge from the
top court in southern Russia's violence-plagued Dagestan region was
fatally shot by an unidentified attacker. Dagestan Supreme Court
Justice Kurban Pashayev was shot more than 10 times with a pistol in
the entranceway of his apartment building in the provincial capital,
Makhachkala. In Ingushetia an 18-year-old rookie in an elite police
unit was fatally shot by attackers who fired at him at close range
from a passing car as he was walking home after work.
2007 Dec 27, In Ingushetia
several militants ambushed a border guards' vehicle, killing two
officers and wounding two other servicemen.
2008 Jan 26, Russian riot
police fired warning shots into the air and beat demonstrators who
tried to rally against alleged vote-rigging in the Muslim region of
2008 Mar 24, A car bomb
exploded outside a bank in southern Russia's violence-plagued
Ingushetia region, wounding at least five people.
2008 Apr 13, Khasan Yandiyev
(51), a top judge in Russia's southern troubled province of
Ingushetia, was shot dead. He had led trials of Islamic rebels.
2008 Jun 8, An unidentified
gunman shot and killed a police officer in the city of Nazran in the
province of Ingushetia.
2008 Jun 13, Russian officials
said four people were killed in Nazran, the biggest city in the
Ingushetia region, in an explosion that destroyed a building.
2008 Jul 5, In Ingushetia a
police officer was killed and another was injured when their armored
vehicle came under grenade fire.
2008 Jul 9, In Ingushetia
police said three officers have been killed and four kidnapped in
2008 Jul 30, In the troubled
Russian republic of Ingushetia a car bomb exploded outside the
regional police headquarters morning, killing at least two police.
2008 Aug 31, Police arrested
Magomed Yevloyev, the owner of the Ingushetiya.ru web site, taking
him off a plane that had just landed in Ingushetia province. Police
whisked Yevloyev away in a car and later dumped him on the road with
a gunshot wound in the head. Yevloyev died in a hospital shortly
2008 Sep 30, In Ingushetia a
suicide bomber attacked the motorcade of Ruslan Meiriyev, the top
police official. Meiriyev was unhurt, but a bystander was killed
along with the attacker.
2008 Oct 18, At least two
Russian soldiers were killed and 10 others were wounded when rebels
ambushed a military convoy in the Sunzha region of Ingushetia.
2008 Oct 30, Murat Zyazikov
(51), the unpopular leader of Russia's violence-plagued republic of
Ingushetia, said he has resigned. Pres. Medvedev named an apparent
unknown, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, to take over as the republic's acting
2009 Feb 12, In Russia's
restive southern republic of Ingushetia insurgents and police
clashed, leaving four officers and three attackers dead.
2009 Mar 4, In Ingushetia a man
fired several grenades at the home of former President Murat
Zyazikov in Nazran. Zyazikov was unhurt, but the attacker died in
2009 Mar 5, In Ingushetia five
policemen were killed trying to defuse a bomb. Violence continues to
wrack Ingushetia, with bombings, shootings and attacks on police
reported almost daily.
2009 Jun 10, In Ingushetia
gunmen shot and killed Aza Gazgireeva, a top judge, as she dropped
her children off at school in Russia's North Caucasus. Five other
people were reported wounded, including a small child. Investigators
said Gazgireeva likely was killed for her role in investigating a
Chechen militants' attack on Ingush police forces in 2004.
2009 Jun 13, In Ingushetia
gunmen fatally shoot Bashir Aushev, a former deputy prime minister
who oversaw police agencies, as he stands outside his home in
2009 Jun 22, In Ingushetia a
suicide car bomber attacked a convoy carrying Yunus Bek Yevkurov
(45), the president of the troubled Russian province, critically
wounding him and killing two bodyguards. A 3rd guard died later from
his wounds. A group, which calls itself the Riyadus Salikhin
Martyrs' Brigade, later said it staged the attack on the president
of Ingushetia because of his support for Kremlin policies and
because of his role in the second war in Chechnya that began in
(AP, 6/22/09)(SFC, 6/23/09, p.A2)
2009 Jun 28, In Ingushetia in a
region bordering Chechnya to the east, police troops clashed with
militants in an overnight gunbattle that killed four militants and
one police officer.
2009 Jul 15, In Ingushetia
police officials said that the body of Natalya Estemirova (b.1959),
a prominent rights activist, was found not far from the main city of
Nazran, hours after she was kidnapped in Chechnya.
(AP, 7/15/09)(Econ, 7/25/09, p.23)
2009 Jul 26, In Chechnya a
suicide bomber killed five people and wounded a number of others
near a concert hall in the capital. four policemen died trying to
prevent the bomber from entering the hall. 4 militants were found
dead after an explosion in the Nazran district of Ingushetia
province that borders Chechnya to the west.
2009 Aug 2, In Dagestan
militants shot and killed a police officer. In Ingushetia militants
killed three government workers.
2009 Aug 12, Ruslan
Amerkhanov, the construction minister in Russia's violence-plagued
Ingushetia, was shot to death in his office. Ingush Security Council
secretary Alexei Vorobyov said investigators believe the killing
could be related to recent audits of construction projects that
turned up building violations and misuse of funds.
2009 Aug 17, In Ingushetia a
suicide bomber attacked a police station in Nazran city in Russia's
North Caucasus with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 21
people and wounding more than 100 others. 9 officers were still
(AP, 8/17/09)(AP, 8/18/09)
2009 Sep 4, In Ingushetia a
roadside bomb blast ripped through a police car, killing three
officers and wounding two others. Ingush authorities shot dead 3
insurgents. One man, identified as Rustam Dzortov, was a suspected
ringleader of rebel operations in Ingushetia and had organized the
suicide bombing of Ingush President Yunus Bek Yevkurov's motorcade
earlier this year. The two others may have been planning a terrorist
act in Moscow. In neighboring Chechnya two suspected insurgents were
killed in a similar incident. The suspected insurgents were found to
have explosives strapped to them, hand grenades, and train tickets
(AP, 9/4/09)(AP, 9/5/09)
2009 Oct 25, In southern Russia
Maksharip Aushev a prominent opposition activist in Ingushetia was
shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in at least the third such
killing in the North Caucasus region in just over three months.
Aushev died when several assailants sprayed his vehicle with
automatic gunfire from a passing car. A woman traveling with him was
badly wounded in the attack on a road in the neighboring province of
2009 Nov 13, In Ingushetia,
west of Chechnya, three suspected militants who opened fire at a
police checkpoint were shot and killed.
2009 Dec 17, In Ingushetia,
Russia, a suicide car bomber attacked a group of police and soldiers
in Nazran, wounding at least 23 people. Also in Nazran 2 security
officers were killed in a drive-by shooting.
2010 Feb 11, Russian government
forces killed 4 innocent civilians in the North Caucasus. 4 garlic
pickers died along with 18 suspected Islamic militants in a
three-day shootout in the mountainous forests that straddle the
North Caucasus provinces of Ingushetia and Chechnya.
2010 Feb 12, Russian officials
said that at least 14 suspected Islamic militants had been killed
and one police officer wounded in two days of fighting in the
southern province of Ingushetia.
2010 Feb 19, In Russia's
Ingushetia region a series of bomb blasts killed at least two people
and wounded 33, including senior police officials.
2010 Mar 2, In Ingushetia
Russian forces killed Alexander Tikhomirov, also known as Said
Buryatsky, in a gun battle near Nazran.
2010 Apr 5, In Russia’s
Ingushetia region a suicide bomber killed two policemen.
2010 Apr 9, In Ingushetia a
female suicide bomber killed herself after shooting dead a
policeman in Ekazhevo. 3 other militants were killed in
Ekazhevo in gunfights with police.
2010 Jun 9, Russia said it had
captured Ali Taziyev, from Ingushetia province, an insurgent
ringleader responsible for hundreds of deaths in the troubled North
Caucasus region, where the Kremlin is struggling to contain an
2010 Sep 10, In Ingushetia a
policeman was killed. The gunmen shot and killed him outside an auto
repair shop in the region's main city of Nazran.
2010 Oct 19, In Ingushetia
unidentified gunmen shot and killed a police officer in this
southern Russian province hours after other Islamic insurgents
raided Chechnya's regional parliament.
2010 Oct 23, In Ingushetia
police shot and killed two militants in a car chase. The men were
later identified as being wanted on terrorism charges. Police found
two machine guns and ammunition inside their men's car.
2011 Jan 24, In Russia 37
people were killed and 180 injured in a suicide bombing at Moscow's
Domodedovo airport. An autopsy later showed "a huge amount of highly
potent narcotic and psychotropic substances in parts of the suicide
bomber's body." On Feb 6 unnamed officials in the North Caucasus
region said they believed Magomed Yevloyev (20) of Ingushetia, was
the suicide bomber. On Feb 9 Itar-TASS reported that Yevloyev’s
brother Akhmed (16) and sister Fatima (22) have been arrested. Also
detained was Akhmed Aushev, a resident of the same village,
Ali-Yurt, Ingushetia. On March 29 Russian investigators charged Doku
Umarov, a Chechen warlord, and another militant with organizing the
airport bombing. Media reports said that Umarov might be among 17
militants killed in a security raid in the province of Ingushetia
west of Chechnya on March 28. On Nov 11, 2013, brothers Islam and
Ilez Yandiyev and Bashir Khamkhoyev received life sentences in
maximum security penal colonies on terrorism and other charges.
Akhmed Yevloyev was sentenced to 10 years in a penal colony.
(Reuters, 1/24/11)(Reuters, 1/25/11)(AP,
1/29/11)(AP, 2/3/11)(Reuters, 2/6/11)(Reuters, 2/9/11)(AP,
2011 Mar 28, In Russia at least
17 rebels and three law enforcement officers were killed in
Ingushetia. Authorities also detained two brothers in the security
raid on charges of helping stage the January 24 Domodedovo airport
(Reuters, 3/28/11)(AP, 3/29/11)
2011 Aug 15, In Ingushetia 4
servicemen were killed and 7 wounded by rebels in Russia’s North
2012 Jan 27, Russian officials
said the leader of Islamist separatists in the province of
Ingushetia was killed in a shootout in the village of Ekazhevo along
with two other militants. 4 Russian military officers and five
militants were killed in the neighboring province of Dagestan. In
Kabardino-Balkariya, three masked militants stormed into a school
and stabbed a volleyball player in the gym.
2012 Aug 19, In southern Russia
a suicide bomber blew himself up as policemen in Ingushetia gathered
for the funeral of a slain colleague, killing at least seven of the
policemen and badly wounding 12 other people. Gov. Yunus-Bek
Yevkurov said militants had killed the police officer in the town of
Malgobek to set up the suicide attack at the funeral.
2013 Jul 13, In Ingushetia
Mikhail Musikhanov was killed by security forces along with another
militant in a shootout in the Sunzha region. He was the personal
bodyguard of rebel leader Doku Umarov, Russia's most wanted
insurgent, who has vowed to use "maximum force" to prevent President
Vladimir Putin staging the 2014 Games in Sochi.
2013 Aug 27, In Ingushetia
unidentified gunmen assassinated the top regional security official
as he was being driven to work.