Perkwunos wrote:OK. I understand that Russia still blames a lot of its current terrorism concerns on Chechnya. Is this accurate?
Yes. Chechnya is a belligerent province.
After bombing the capital Grozny to look like Berlin 1945 Putin put a local mafia family in charge.
They can do whatever they like, arrest, make disappear, torture, kill, whatever, as long as they stop terrorism. And it works but not to 100%.
Chechnyans staying in Moscow are looked upon with suspicion and monitored.
Especially after the terrorist attacks on schools and theaters some decade ago.
The several "stan" countries in Central Asia are all Muslim-majority and so now and then some terrorrist comes out of there.
None of this is a threat to Russia or Putin though.