Aug 28 2014 - 15:03
About 30,000 bushes of hemp on 4 hectares have been burned down by law enforcers in Dagestan. The republic does not have enough resources to burn down all the hemp and needs assistance of district administration and village administrations, RIA Dagestan reports.Dagestan is carrying out the second stage of the Mak-2014 operation to block transportation of drugs and find drug couriers. The operation will continue until late October.
Aug 28 2014 - 14:51
Russia and Abkhazia will sign a new friendship and cooperation agreement at the end of the year, as announced by spokesman of Russian president Vladimir Putin after his meeting with Abkhaz counterpart Raul Khajimba. Taras Shamba, a political analyst, the president of the World Congress of Abkhaz-Abazi Peoples, ex-member of the USSR parliament, said that about 80-90 Russian-Abkhaz agreements needed reconsideration, composition of an agreement that would meet the needs of modern relations of the two countries.
Aug 28 2014 - 12:18
Switzerland added names of 11 individuals and 5 banks to the black list yesterday. Switzerland banned imports of Russian military materials and exports of oil equipment, Yuga.ru reports.
Aug 28 2014 - 11:16
Donetsk Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko admitted that there were about 3,000-4,000 Russian soldiers fighting in the ranks of the separatists. He said that the “Donetsk Republic” had never denied Russian assistance, without whom the resistance would have been in a grave situation.Zakharchenko said that many Russian troops were former servicemen.
Aug 27 2014 - 15:11
Karachay-Cherkessian leader to have live Q&A show Karachay-Cherkessian Leader Rashid Temrezov will have a live Q&A show on TV channels Arkhyz 24, GTRL Karachay-Cherkessia and Cherkessk TV Company, radio stations KCR FM and Radio Rossii on September 5, riakchr.ru reports. It will be Temrezov’s third program in which he answers questions from the population. The authorities of the republic will provide responses to questions in written form.
Aug 27 2014 - 14:06
No documents have been signed or major declarations made at the meeting of the Customs Union (CU), Ukraine and the European Union (EU) at the meeting in Minsk. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed satisfaction with multilateral and bilateral talks, his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko noted potential for further negotiations in the trilateral format.
Aug 27 2014 - 13:53
Russian Minister for Education and Science Dmitry Livanov told Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev that Russian universities will have 4000 places for Ukrainian refugees, Gazeta.ru reports.Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said in June that Ukrainian refugees will be given 1500 places for study.