A Dark Shroud: the Pernicious Perception of Violence in Chechnya

BY MARGAUX BAVLSIK Prior the Sochi Olympics, rumors of potential terrorist attacks threatened to shroud the games in an atmosphere of fear and distrust. Chechen “black widows,” or female terrorists involved with the Chechen separatist movement, have carried out twenty attacks on Russian soil since the fall of the Soviet Union, killing nearly 700 people since 1992. Leader of the Islamic Emirate of the […]