On the side of the terrorist organization "Islamic state" (IG) fighting 1, 8 thousand Russians, said on Thursday the Minister of internal Affairs of Russia Vladimir Kolokoltsev.
"according to calculations of the Ministry of internal Affairs, in the ranks of ISIS are fighting 1, 8 thousand Russian Citizens. Initiated 477 criminal proceedings ", – quoted expression Kolokoltseva news Agency. First head of the Scientific-consultative Council under the anti-Terrorist center of the States-participants of the CIS Marianna Kochubei stated that, according to the National counterterrorism division, in the Syrian Arab Republic in the ranks of the grouping "Islamic state" fighting from 800 to 1, 5 thousand citizens of the Russian Federation, more than 170 of them lost his life.
August 31 was declared the detention of the Russian-Ukrainian border seven young citizens of Chechnya who went to Syria to join the ranks of the " Islamic countries ", among whom was a pregnant young woman. August 10 in Turkey were caught three immigrants from Russia, who wanted to cross the border into Syria and join ISIS. August 4 was that the curator almost joined the ISIS student Varvara Karaulova in Istanbul was a 30-year-old native of Chechnya, nicknamed the one-Legged Ahmet, he is the main recruiter of Russians for grouping " Islamic state ". On the same day, the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow is concerned about the spread of influence of the terrorist group " Islamic state ", and Vladimir Putin talked about this information with colleagues, including the head of the USA Barack Obama. August 1 Turkish police busted 26-year-old law student from Dagestan, who tried to cross the border with Syria and to connect to the militants of the " Islamic country ", after he sent the parents a text message with a geographical error. In March 2015 – even to a notorious affair with Barbara Karaulova, which tried to get to Syria through Turkey and connect to the " Islamic state ", – data were published about the fact that over the last four years in Turkey for attempting to connect to the IG were caught 59 Russian citizens. Since spring 2011 in the Syrian Arab Republic is a civil war between loyalist forces and opposition fighters (which includes as well as among them Islamists – moderate to the most radical). For example, now against the current President Bashar al-Assad is fighting grouping " Islamic state ", which is also active fighting in neighboring Iraq. FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov in mid-June said that the extremist group "Islamic state" open to inform about the intention to destabilize the situation in the CIS.