Marcin Mamon is a journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Krakow, Poland. He has made a number of documentaries about Chechnya, including The Smell of Paradise, for BBC’s Storyville program.
In Turkey, a Chechen Commander Makes Plans for War in Syria
From the relative safety of Turkey, Chechen fighters are making their way to fight in Syria; but their ultimate goal is Russia.
How a Chechen from Georgia Became a Feared Leader of ISIS
The Pankisi Gorge is a bucolic valley with shepherds and picturesque mountains. But in recent years, it’s become better known as a jihadi recruiting ground, home to top Islamic State commanders like Omar al Shishani.
A Remote Region of Georgia Loses its Children to ISIS
The Islamic State has proven adept at recruiting young Muslims around the world. Georgia, a small, former Soviet state whose population is just 10 percent Muslim, has been particularly hard hit.
The Making of a Christian Taliban in Ukraine
The recruiting center for Dmytro Korchynsky’s holy war in Ukraine is located in the basement of a building in central Kiev in what used to be a billiard club. Anyone can sign up, and the location isn’t secret.