Civilian casualties in the North Caucasus

Via Vladimir Milov:

Number of civilian casualties (non-combatant deaths) per 100,000 people in 2010: Iraq, Ingushetia, Afghanistan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Dagestan, and Russia’s North Caucasus as a whole

So, Ingushetia (part of Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District) nears Iraq in number of civilian casualties: 12.6 compared to 12.9, respectively, and it actually has more non-combatant deaths than Afghanistan (8.5).

Caucasus Knot (Kavkaz Usel) article, used by Russian opposition leader Vladimir Milov as the source for Russia’s North Caucasus data, says that in real numbers, Dagestan leads 2010 civilian casualties with 78, followed by 40 in Ingushetia, 31 in Kabardino-Balkaria, 20 in North Ossetia, and 3 in Chechnya and Stavropol Territory, for a total of 180 civilian casualties in Russia’s North Caucasus in 2010. (My understanding is that numbers in the graph are a result of comparing the number of civilian deaths to the number of people living in the region.)

Thus, somewhat paradoxically (although not really surprisingly), Chechnya does not have that many civilian casualties anymore, because the violence from Chechnya has spilled to the neighboring Dagestan and Ingushetia.


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2 Responses to Civilian casualties in the North Caucasus

  1. ohcornelius says:

    I hope to visit Georgia soon – can I cross to Dagestan with a US passport from Georgia??

    • Allantoin says:

      I’m not sure. Theoretically, since Dagestan is a Russian territory, you’d have to have a Russian visa to get there. However, if you cross from South Ossetia or Abkhazia (not to Dagestan, but to other North Caucasian republics), you should be able to enter Russia more easily because those regions are so pro-Russian. However, the question remains about whether or not you’d be able to enter South Ossetia or Abkhazia from Georgia. I have no idea what the situation there is like visa-wise, but I know Georgians don’t like it when people enter South Ossetia or Abkhazia with an intent to go further into Georgia without a visa.

      Good luck with your travel! Be careful in Dagestan!

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