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In Khasavyurt guards of oil-pipeline Baku-Novorossiysk were attempted

In Dagestani town of Khasavyurt assassinated security officers of company "Chernomorsktransneft", doing protection of the Baku-Novorossiysk oil-pipeline, were attempted, Interfax reported. According to the information from the ATS of Khasavyurt area, the incident occurred today at about 14:30 on the outskirts of Khasavyurt on the highway Khasavyurt-Babayurt.

Prime Minister of Abkhazia made a working visit to Moscow

Prime Minister of Abkhazia, Sergei Shamba, made a working visit to Moscow, Interfax reports quoting the press service of the Government of the Republic. "During his staying in Russian capital he will discuss questions related to socio-economic cooperation between Russia and Abkhazia", - said an interlocutor of the agency.

Kokoity: EU must assess Georgian "information provocation"

The situation with the demonstration of the Georgian TV Company "Imedi" TV report about the supposed invasion of Russian forces in Georgia and the murder of President Mikheil Saakashvili and the ensuing movement of the Georgian forces to the border of South Ossetia should be discussed at the next round of Geneva consultations on security issues in the Caucasus, South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity considers, RIA Novosti reported.

Russia will demand an explanation of the NATO concerning the story about the "invasion"

 For fabricating the story of the Georgian channel "Imedi" to attack Russian forces in Georgia is the country's president, Mikhail Saakashvili. This opinion was expressed by the Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO Dmitry Rogozin, who expressed the intention to draw attention of the leadership of the North Atlantic Alliance to this provocation. "Through the lies and provocations, Saakashvili continues to play off brotherly Georgian and Russian peoples.

Two people were killed in the road accident in southern Dagestan

Two people were killed in a road accident on Sunday in southern Dagestan, where two cars have collided, according to RIA Novosti, the representative of the republican Ministry of Internal Affairs. "Not far from the city of Izberbash on the road Makhachkala - Derbent VAZ 2109 car driver lost control and permitet collision with one of the cars moving in a military motorcade. As a result of the accident two men from VAZ 2109 dead - the source said. 

EU considers sanctions against Iran

In the European Union has been achieved assent to imposition of sanctions against Iran - in connection with  enrichment of uranium conducted by Tehran. This statement was made by Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Stubb, Radio Liberty reports. Speaking in Saariselka during the meeting of EU foreign ministers, the Minister expressed  hope that he manage to convince China and Russia in necessity to vote for UN resolution,  imposing new sanctions against Iran.

Today is the Day of Adyge language and spript

On March 14 in Adygea and Karachay-Cherkessia is celebrated the Day of Adygeyan (Circassian) language and literature. In Karachay-Cherkessia activities in connection with the Day of the national language will be held in Khabez and Adyge-Khablskij districts. During the same day in Cherkessk will be resumed the Republican contest "My tongue, my soul, my world." In Adygea National Theater will be presented the program "My mother Adyge language," said YuGA.ru. portal

“Vestnik Kavkaza” editor-in-chief answers readers’ questions.

Alexei Vlasov talking about the visit of Armenian President Serge Sargsyan to France, the work of Alexander Khloponin as permanent presidential envoy to the North Caucasian Federal District and Moscow State University South Caucasus study courses.  

  In Moscow will be celebrated the birthday of Prophet Muhammad

In Moscow will be celebrated the birthday of Prophet Muhammad

Celebration of the biggest Muslim festivals - the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (Mawlid an-Nabi) - will be held on Sunday in Moscow, according to the communication by Mufti Council of Russia received by RIA Novosti.The center of the celebration of Mawlid an-Nabi in Moscow will be a hotel "Cosmos", where at 15.00 Moscow time, where the Chairman of the Mufti Council of Russia Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin  will welcomes the participants of celebrations. Then will be read out the greetings from the highest officials of the state.

In Russia is being held a common voting day

A common voting day is being held in Russia on Sunday, March 14 - during this day there will be formed eight regional parliaments,  municipal assembly of eight and  mayors of the five regional capitals will be elected, and also there will be  held many other local elections and referenda, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Central Electoral Committee.

Condolence of “Vestnik Kavkaza” to Alexander Zinker.

Team of internet-portal “Vestnik Kavkaza” pays respects to Israeli political scientist Alexander Zinker about the death of his mother.

Workers are striking on Olympic objects in Sochi.

About 30 workers are going on striking in Sochi in spite of threats against them. It was reported by “Echo Moskvy” radio quoting the participant of the action Askorby Tseev.

A car exploded in Makhachkala. There are injured persons.

In the centre of Makhachkala, on the crossing of the streets Daniyalova and Salika Gusaeva has exploded a car, which was filled with grenades and there are injured persons – reports Life News. The blasting assembly was put into the white car “Lada Kalina”. The unruptured grenades are seen inside the car.

Georgian TV channel “Imedi” has played false Russian attack on Georgia on air.

Georgian TV company “Imedy” on Saturday evening has gave on air “special reportage about the possible development of events in Georgia in case of Russian intervention”. It was reported by “Echo Moskvy” radio.

Makhachkalinian “Angi” has returned prime-league with draw.

Returned to the prime-league of Makhachkalinian “Angi” and “Spartak” from Nalchik have hold a match of first round of Russian championship on football. To find out the victor left impossible because the players managed without goals.

A government commission on the immortalization of memory of the first President was set up in Abkhazia.

The Head of Abkhazia Sergey Bagashp has set up a government commission on the immortalization of memory of National Hero, the first President of the Republic Vladislav Ardzinba.

Tahir Salahov and Zurab Sotkilava were elected academicians of International Academy.

The well-known choreographer Mira Mihajlovna Colzova – the creative director of the ensemble “Berezka” in the name of N.S. Nadegdina was elected an academician and honorary member of the International Academy of Culture and Art. The investiture of the gown, order and honorary award took place in the Hall of councils of Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

More then 80 people were evacuated in Buynaksk because of the landslide.

The landslide process is going on in Dagestani Buynaksk, 82 people are already evacuated and among them there are 26 children – reports RIA Novosty quoting the representative of EMERCOM of Russia on Dagestan. On the place of event are working task group of the main governance of EMERCOM of Russia on Dagestan, militia, emergency team and electricity network sservice.

The plane “Armavia” has urgently landed in Rostov.

The aircraft of Armenian airline “Armavia” which was flying from St. Petersburg to Yerevan urgently landed in Rostov-on-Don because of degraded level of health of one of the passangeres – reports to “Novosti-Armenia” news agency the press secretary of “Armavia” Nana Avetisova.

Trans-Caucasian motorway is again open for the traffic.

Trans-Caucasian motorway which was closed for the traffic from 3 am Moscow time of Saturday because of the danger of rockfall to the road under advice of anti-avalanche service is again open for the traffic form 10.30 am Moscow time on Saturday – has reported to RIA Novosti the Head of the press service of EMERCOM of North Ossetia Juliya Starchenko.