· Ingush leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov told historians who specialize on the North Caucasus that he had not given up anything in the accord with Chechnya but simply restored the border to what it had been earlier (kp.ru/online/news/3274742/).
· Artmen Perekhrist, an advisor to Yevkurov, says that he does not expect any new unsanctioned protests in the coming weeks (lentachel.ru/news/2018/10/24/sovetnik-prezidenta-ingushetii-novyh-nesanktsionirovannyh-aktsiy-protesta-ne-ozhidaetsya.html).
· A Russian lawyer says that the Ingush Supreme Court has no reason to insist on a referendum to approve the border accord between Ingushetia and Chechnya. Such agreements are the proper function of the republic heads Dmitry Agranovsky says (ridus.ru/news/286147).
· Denga Khalidov, vice president of the Russian Congress of Peoples of the Caucasus, suggests that protests in Ingushetia may spill over into other North Caucasus republics because all are concerned about the shortage of land given rapidly growing populations (dagpravda.ru/politika/oktya-br-v-ingushetii-prodolzhenie-sleduet/).
· Konstantin Kazenin, a specialist on regional affairs at Moscow’s Russian Academy of Economics and State Service, says that in his view, the Ingush protests were “directed not against Kadyrov” but had more to do with problems inside Ingushetia itself, yet another effort to protect the Chechen leader from criticism (metagazeta.ru/interview/pretenzii-v-ingushetii-napravleny-ne-protiv-kadyrova/).
More than 400 complaints have been filed with regulators about the way in which the Internet was blocked in Ingushetia during the protests (
· Experts say that Yunus-Bek Yevkurov is going to have to work hard to restore trust between his administration and the Ingush people, something that has broken down because of the way in which he concluded the accord with Chechnya and the mobilizing effect of protests (fedpress.ru/expert-opinion/2144077).