Unrest in Ingushetia

After yesterday’s protest in the mainly Muslim southern Russian Republic of Ingushetia against the unpopular leader, President Zyazikov, there is talk about Ingush being on the brink of revolution:

Yesterday’s events showed that a revolution awaits Ingushetia.

Ingush President Murat Zyazikov was saved by the very people who could have easily turned the events into a revolution. The very same [opposition MP] Musa Ozdoyev who calmed down the protesters. The very same Youth Movement of Ingushetia, whose leaders tackled the most radical young people who had been planning to stage protest actions in [the capital] Magas.


Those were the people who prevented a “velvet” revolution from taking place in Ingushetia. They did not let the genie out of the bottle. They made a wise decision because they were well aware that the crowd could become unmanageable.

Will he (Putin) be able to understand that if President Murat Zyazikov, who is hated by the people, continues to stay in power, this can blow up the situation in Ingushetia? Ingushetia is on the brink of revolution.

Update: (7:50 PM) Instapundit (who has a link to this post) has been carrying all of the good democracy stories that have been burning up the ‘blogosphere’, lately. It’s too bad the MSM has not joined him. It’s been a great ride so far!

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