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Living dangerously in the North Caucasus (2013) (70 images)

[NORTH CAUCASUS] [VIOLENCE] - On the other side of the mountains from Sochi, where the Olympic flame will be lighted next year, Islamist rebels and separatists are engaged in a struggle for independence from Russia.

According to the blog Caucasian Knot, in 2012 alone, about 600 people were killed in militant attacks and counterterrorism operations, and 500 were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in October that more than 300 were killed in the three previous...
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