Local ire toward Wahhabis and fear of Chechen expansion envenom the explosion in Dagestan by Nabi Abdullaev MAKHACHKALA-Dagestan’s simmering internal strife has only recently spilled over into international headlines, but tensions in the largest of Russia’s North Caucasus republics have been brewing for years. Ever since the 1994-1996 war that left neighboring Chechnya with de […]

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