Nearly four months after Russia’s Constitutional Court affirmed the legality of a controversial land swap deal between Russia’s neighbouring North Caucasus regions of Chechnya and Ingushetia on 6 December 2018, mass protests have rocked the Ingushetian capital Magas in recent days that resulted in unprecedented clashes between demonstrators and security forces.
In a volatile region like the North Caucasus, the demonstrations represent a major challenge to Moscow’s authority in a republic that h...

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