Dagestan report

Fellows Spring 2006

By Kelly McEvers

June 02, 2009

A typical view in Dagestan, which is situated along the grand Caucasus mountains. The region known as the Caucasus is an isthmus that stretches from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, is home to more than 100 ethnic groups, and has appeared in numerous works of Russian literature over the centuries.

Authorities in Moscow have been increasingly using force in an attempt to squash the radical Islamic insurgency in Dagestan, the Muslim republic in Russia's southwest. However, correspondent Kelly McEvers

tells anchor Lisa Mullins that regional officals are now pushing for a more moderate approach. Listen to McEvers's report at http://www.theworld.org