Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Third Ingush Teip Calls for Boycott of Constitutional Amendment Vote

Paul Goble

            Staunton, March 13 – Repeating the arguments of the two other teips, the Gagiyev clan posted on its Facebook page an appeal to all its members not to participate in the referendum on the changes in the Russian Constitution. Comments appended to its announcement have been overwhelmingly supportive (

            Apparently in response and out of a desire to discredit these traditional subgroups of Ingush society, all leading Russian government news services played up a story about an armed clash between two of the teips that has left one dead and several wounded, including a policeman who had to be hospitalized ( and

            Meanwhile, silovik continued their searches in two homes in Sunzhe, actions that they told onlookers were required to track down those who had used force against the police in the March 2019 protests that the authorities have wrapped up into a case about the formation of an extremist group (

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