The history of Daghestan

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Islamic roots in Dagestan
By Leonid Osokin, BBC Online, Wednesday, August 25, 1999. Ethnic cultural diversity makes Dagestan particularly vulnerable to nationalist and religious sentiments, although for several years the local government managed to maintain the delicate status quo and keep its political affiliations with Moscow, despite the war in neighbouring Chechnya.
No end in sight to Dagestan conflict
By Sergei Blagov, Asia Times Online, 28 August 1999. Russian troops seem to have gained the upper hand against Chechen rebels and Muslim extremists in western Dagestan, but a full victory in the northern Caucasian region is a long way off.
Russia on the Brink of a Major War
By Sergei Blagov, IPS, 7 September 1999. Despite triumphant statements, the irruption of 2,000 Islamic militants from neighbouring Chechnya put Dagestan—and probably Russia itself—on the brink of a larger war.
Caucasus belli
Editorial by Chamsoudin Mamaev, The Times Diary, Wednesday 10 November 1999. In the Northern Caucasus, it is not Islamic extremists who direct or finance the rebels. There are other forces, much more influential and much more respectable, who have no interest in introducing Islamic law.
Dagestan vice premier survives blast
al Jazeera, 16 February 2005. Three people have been killed and five wounded in a car bomb attack targeting two senior leaders in the government of the southern Russian republic of Dagestan.