“We knew that this would happen,” Magomet Mutsolgov, one of the protest leaders, says. Yevkurov, “instead of correcting his mistake and the violations of the law which he made is beginning repressions” in order to impose his will. He is now ready to use the force he didn’t earlier – and all the repressive moves by courts and others are at his order.
There are many reasons why the Ingush head may have finally decided on this course, but quite likely the most important of them is a signal from Moscow that unless he takes control, he will find his subsidies from the center reduced. An article in Daghestan’s Nashe delo suggests what that message probably looked like (