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When the popular protests against the border accord began, the leaders of the teips came out in support of those who had taken to the streets to defend the lands of their ancestors. Indeed, many of those demonstrating argued that they had to defend the lands in question because they were the homes and graves of their ancestors or teips.
But as sometimes happens when a group re-emerges for one reason, it will expand to take on additional roles. That is happening with the teips in Ingushetia, who have now taken up the cudgels against the Yevkurov regime, its corruption and its illegal actions, and is pressing its case by letters to the authorities and the use of the Internet to spread the word.
For an example of this, see (video) and and (text).
The re-emergence of the teips as a political force almost certainly will only add to the regrets some officials around Yevkurov and in Moscow may already be experiencing as a result of the border accord because it means that in that region, the most traditional element of Ingush society has now been energized and set in motion, a force the powers will find it hard to contain.