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IS bomb on plane would herald new phase in conflict

...over Russia in 2004, killing 89 people - attacks claimed by Chechen rebels. Chechens and other militants from the northern Caucasus still have lots of reason to strike at Russian targets.IS regularly uses high-tech propaganda videos, including those...
Nation and World
What's in Bloom: Bighead knapweed

...perennial grows to almost five feet tall with bright, chrome-yellow flowers up to four inches across. It is native to the Caucasus Mountains in Eurasia between the Black and Caspian Seas.? "What's in Bloom" is a regular feature that runs during the...
Report: Scale of racism in World Cup host a threat

...of discriminatory incidents around matches, pinpointing 72 displays of neo-Nazi symbols, 22 acts against people from the Caucasus region, which includes Dagestan and Chechnya, and five occasions of abuse against black people. The report, which covers...
What's in Bloom: Bighead Knapweed

...Canada, it is listed as a noxious weed. This large perennial grows to almost five feet tall with bright yellow flower heads up to four inches across. It is native to the Caucasus Mountains of Eurasia between the Black and Caspian Seas.
Caught in the Caucasus

When the Soviet Union collapsed, many ex-bloc countries experienced a cultural awakening. In Kyrgyzstan, the artists fled.
Putin visits bomb-hit Volgograd

...Islamic state have largely confined their attacks to the North Caucasus region in recent years. The blasts in Volgograd signaled that...Volgograd is about 300 kilometers (200 miles) north of the Caucasus and about 690 kilometers (430 miles) northeast of Sochi...
The negatives:

...suicide attacks on the rail station and a trolley bus - have escalated the security alarm. Sochi is located on the edge of the Caucasus region, where insurgents are seeking to create an Islamic state. Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov has urged his fighters...
Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin and is presenting hundreds of skaters, skiers and other champions in the arenas on Sochi's seashore and in the nearby Caucasus Mountains slopes of Krasnaya Polyana.While the United States, Norway and Germany are seen as leading medal contenders...
Around Town

...1705 Anka St. No. 1, next to the Gastineau Human Services campus. Details: 780-6775, 209-5880. "Turkey and Caucasus Region of the Former USSR," reception at 6:30 p.m., talk at 7 p.m., Dimond Court Building. Talk given by Thomas...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...levels and even national missile defense was secondary to the main issue for Putin: that the Carpathians, the Baltics, the Caucasus and Central Asia be recognized as parts of the Russian sphere of influence. Putin means to stabilize his country's power...


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