According to the Russian daily Itzvestia of 24 April 2013, Tamerlane Tsarnaev attended seminars run by the Caucasus Fund of Georgia (Кавказский фонд) between January and July 2012..

This association is a branch of the Jamestown Foundation, an information agency created by the CIA.

The Caucusus Fund has organized several seminars for young Caucasians with the aim of "destabilizing Russia."

In a protest letter published forthwith, the Caucasus Fund denied the reports, alleging a namesake.