Since Friday, when alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev were identified as ethnic Chechens, there has been a surge in interest in Chechnya, the North Caucasusand their potential links to Islamic extremists in the region. Unfortunately, some of this interest has played off of misinformation and stereotypes.

Aslan Doukaev, RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service director and himself an ethnic Chechen, will respond to questions and comments about the two brothers and their ancestral homeland during an “Ask Me Anything” today at 11:00AM EST / 5:00PM CET on Reddit.