The Moscow Bombings of September 1999

Examinations of Russian Terrorist Attacks at the Onset of Vladimir Putin's Rule, second edition

John B. Dunlop. Foreword by Amy Knight

ibidem Press

The Moscow Bombings of September 1999

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Pub Date: April 2014

ISBN: 9783838206080

290 Pages

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Pub Date: April 2014

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The Moscow Bombings of September 1999

Examinations of Russian Terrorist Attacks at the Onset of Vladimir Putin's Rule, second edition

John B. Dunlop. Foreword by Amy Knight

ibidem Press

The five chapters of this volume focus on the complex and tumultuous events occurring in Russia during the five months from May through September 1999. They sparked the Russian invasion of Chechnya on 1 October and vaulted a previously unknown former KGB agent into the post of Russian prime minister and, ultimately, president.

The five chapters are devoted to: • The intense political struggle taking place in Russia between May and August of 1999, culminating in an incursion by armed Islamic separatists into the Republic of Dagestan.• Two Moscow terrorist bombings of 9 and 13 September 1999, claiming the lives of 224 Muscovites and preparing the psychological and political ground for a full-blown invasion of Chechnya.• The so-called Ryazan Incident of 22 September 1999, when eyewitnesses observed officers of the FSB special forces placing a live bomb in the basement of an apartment building in the town of Rzayan.• The detonation of a powerful truck bomb outside of an apartment house in Buinaksk, Dagestan, on 4 September 1999, which took the lives of fifty-eight innocent victims.• The explosion on 16 September 1999 of a truck bomb in the city of Volgdonsk in southern Russia, which killed eighteen persons and seriously wounded eighty-nine
Dunlop […] draws on investigative reporting by Russian journalists, accounts of Russian officials in law enforcement agencies, eyewitness testimony, and the analyses of Western journalists and academics. The evidence he provides makes an overwhelming case that Russian authorities were complicit in these horrific attacks. The New York Review of Books
Foreword by Amy Knight
Preface
I. "Storm in Moscow": A Plan of the Yeltsin "Family" to Destabilize Russia
II. The Hunt for "False-Laipanov": The September 1999 Moscow Bombings
III. The "Ryazan Incident"
IV. The Trials of the Buinaksk Bombers: Judicial Anarchy?
V. The Volgodonsk Apartment House Bombing
Postscript to 2014 Edition
Index

About the Author

Dr. John B. Dunlop is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace and recently served as acting director of Stanford University's Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.