Chechen warlord Doku Umarov claimed responsibility for the Moscow metro bombings that killed 39 people earlier this week and threatened more attacks. Is Umarov leading a Chechen version of Hamas?
As many as 100,000 people are expected to demonstrate Thursday against the president.
Growth threatens undiscovered layers of an empire that stretched from the Nile Valley to the Caucusus.
The war with Georgia has many calling for North and South Ossetia to unite.