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· Chechnya’s Kadyrov meaning demanded that an Ingush elder, Akhmed Barakhoyev, appear before a shariat court for his criticism of the border accord and Grozny’s role in it ().
· Beslan Uspanov, the editor of the Kavkazskaya politika portal, says that Yevkurov remains in a state of shock that the Ingush people should have risen in protest against his decision to sign a border agreement with Kadyrov. But he shouldn’t have been, the specialist on the North Caucasus says, because in Ingushetia everything is about land and who controls it ( ).
Russian analyst Daniil Kotsyubinsky argues that the Ingush will be able to “outplay” the Kremlin and secure the cancellation of the border accord but only under one condition: They must maintain tight discipline and not take any steps which would give the Russian Guards or other siloviki an excuse to crush the protest ().
Unfortunately, he continues, that is going to be hard over the next week: the Ingush congress scheduled to open on October 30 is going to take place on the latest anniversary of the 1992 tragedy between the Ingush and the Ossetians and emotions will be running high. Indeed, he suggests, the timing of the meeting may not be a coincidence at all.
And possibly adding fuel to the fire are plans to hold an online discussion October 29 about the ways in which the mental maps of the peoples of the North Caucasus and not just the Ingush seldom correspond with the officially approved cartography, a discussion that could lead even more people in the region to think about protesting ().