Dagestan Stone For The Facade

In 1998 he launched an abortive attempt to storm the federal government buildings within the Dagestani capital, Makhachkala. Khachilayev escaped to Chechnya the place he discovered sanctuary with Islamist guerrilla movements, finally forging an alliance with Khattab. Despite their Dagestani origins, he and the self-styled prime minister of ‘Islamic Dagestan’, Ramazanov, proved marginal, reflecting their[…]