Thanks, Norbert. I knew about the confusion and misnomers regarding
the links made between this name and Beslan. Just goes to show how
difficult it is to keep track of who is who and who says who is who.
It's why Anna Stepanovna was so great in her meticulous work.
--- In email@example.com, Norbert Strade <nost@...> wrote:
> Dear Sue-Ann,
> The Magomed Yevloyev (or Evloev) who runs "Ingushetia.ru" has
> do with Beslan. The name is quite common in the area.
> Btw., there is a lot of confusion who that "Magas" actually is or
> At first, one of the leaders of the hostage-takers, who called
> "Magas", was identified as Magomed Yevloyev by the Russian side. A
> Magomed Yevloyev, who also went under the nom de
guerre "Assadulla", had
> taken part in Basayev's attack on Nazran earlier in 2004. The
> officials declared that "Magas"/Yevloyev was among the killed
> hostage-takers. Nevertheless, there was no convincing
> Yevloyev among the found bodies. At some point the Russian
> began to claim that "Magas" actually wasn't Yevloyev, but one Ali
> Taziyev. In 2006, it was claimed that said Taziyev had been killed
> explosion together with Basayev. In a parallel world, someone with
> nom de guerre "Magas" surfaced as the "amir" of the Ingush
> This Magas is sometimes identified as Magomed Yevloyev, sometimes
> Taziyev. In official decrees by former Chechen President Umarov,
> as in emirate pamphlets and in Kavkaz-Center stories, "Magas" is
> consequently identified as *Ahmed* Yevloyev.
> Everything around these names has been completely obfuscated.
> Yevloyev is certainly a real person. Maybe the Russian media are
> confusing him with Magomed Yevloyev, who might be a partly virtual
> figure, created over the Magomed Yevloyev / Assadulla, who took
> the mentioned Nazran raid, and who was connected with Beslan by
> officials in their attempt to present some credible names.
> A search of the list archive for e.g. "Magas" and "Yevloyev" (or
> Evloyev, Evloev etc.) will result in a large number of
> Best regards,
> sueannjane wrote:
> > I just have to ask - surely the opposition leader Magomed
> > is not the same Magomed "Magas" Yevloyev who was thought to be
> > of the leaders of the Beslan hostage-takers? Does anyone know
> > anything more about this?
> > Sue-Ann