As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, John Chisholm examines the terrorist groups whose plots threaten to overshadow the Games, and warns of potential security gaps elsewhere in Russia
When considering counter terrorism issues and Russia two things immediately spring to mind: the Caucasus and incidents that leave large numbers of people dead. No wonder the prospect of the Winter Olympics in Sochi is getting people increasingly nervous. Events like Sochi offer terrorist groups a triple win: they bring international publicity, embarrass the host government and increase the feeling of threat in wider society. Groups in the Caucasus know . . .