Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Latest Russian Claims of Victory in North Caucasus Ring Hollow

Posted by Info on 01/05/2011

The Russian propaganda machine described the death of each and every secondary member of the armed resistance movement in the North Caucasus as having done “irreparable damage to the insurgency.”
According to the Russian narrative, every insurgent they manage to eliminate turns out to be an important liaison between Chechen militants and Osama Bin Laden. However the revealing truth is that there have not been as many foreign volunteers in Chechnya as the Russian media have tirelessly been reporting since 1995.

According to the Kremlin, there have been thousands of foreign mercenaries – a claim which, does not deserve a serious refutation because of its absurdity and excessively propagandized nature. Such claims are aimed at placing Russia side by side with the United States in the common struggle against international terrorism…..more HERE


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