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The head of Karachay-Cherkessia, Boris Ebzeyev, has signed an order prescribing the 16th of November to be a day off, as the Islamic celebration of Kurban-Bairam is celebrated that day, RIA Novosti reports.Similar orders were earlier signed in Chechnya and Kabardino-Balkaria.

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The law-enforcement agencies have launched four actions into attacks in Makhachkala on Thursday, in which 7 policemen were killed, a representative of the Investigation Department in Dagestan told RIA Novosti.The police cars were first fired on close to the School Number 13, and then in two other places.All the cases may be united into one trial. 

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A home-made explosive device exploded today in the capital of Dagestan, close to the TV centre, Yuga.ru reports, citing the information agency "Dagestan".The bomb was put in a litter bin. As a result of the blast at least three people were injured.

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North Ossetia has opened multifunctional fields at schools this year,within the framework of the programme for integrating sports schoolswith educational institutions, RIA Novosti reports.The main goal of the school education concept was formed by SergeyDzantiyev: an educational structure should be a center of education,health, sports and creativity, the head of the education department ofVladikavkaz, Alexei Tmenov said.

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A group of militants, which attacked police officers on Thursday, hasbeen eliminated in Makhachkala, the Dagestani Ministry of the Interiorreports.The police caught up with the militants’ car on the corner of Kazbekovand Orzhonikidze Streets. The shoot-out resulted in the militants'vehicle catching fire and exploding, RIA Novosti reports.

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The Kabardino-Balkarian parliament has approved the formerparliamentary speaker, Ilyas Bechelov, as a representative of theexecutive branch of the republic to the Federal Council, RIA Novostireports.With the coming of Arsen Kanokov as the head of Kabardino-Balkaria,the former representative Huseyn Chechenov resigned, deputy chairmanof the parliament Ruslan Zhanimov said.He added that the head of Kabardino-Balkaria approved Bechelov onNovember 8. 58 out of 72 deputies voted for Bechelov.

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Moscow will host the 12th session of the Commission for InformationSecurity under the CIS Coordination Council for Information Securityat the RCC (Regional Communication Cooperation) on November 25,News.am reports.The participants at the meeting will consider proposals for the‘Information Security’ section, for use in the renewed strategy ofcooperation of the CIS states in the information sphere and the planfor its realization until 2015.

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The head of the Rostov Region, Vasily Golubev, has visited theNational Academy of Sciences in Armenia, where he met members of theAcademy’s presidium, Yuga.ru reports.Golubev expressed confidence that the cooperation agreement that theRostov Region and the Armenian government plan to sign will improveties between the two peoples, including cooperation in the sciencesphere.

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The police have detained a third suspect in the murder of 12 people inKushevskaya Cossack village in Krasnodar Territory, the spokesman ofthe investigation committee, Vladimir Markin, told RIA Novosti.Three locals - Alexey Gurov, born 1986, his brother Yevgeny, born1990, and Vyacheslav Skachedub, born 1993, have been detained. Thepolice found narcotics in their house.The police added that they had identified a fourth suspect, TV channelRussia 24 reports.

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The Azerbaijani film ‘Heritage’, awarded at the XXX VGIK InternationalFestival, has been invited to the XIII International Festival‘Debashirfilm’ held in Saint-Petersburg on November 11-14. Thedirector of the film, Fariz Ahmedov, studies at VGIK (the All-RussianState University of Cinematography) in Proshkin’s workshop, sent bythe Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan. Esmira Eyub is thecreator of the screenplay.

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In the near future a situational center uniting workers of the law-enforcement agencies, ambulance, fire and other emergency services, Yuga.ru writes."Not only calls, but also the speed of reaction will be registered at the center," the press service of the city's administration said.33 video cameras will also be set up to provide security in the city. "Citizen - policeman" terminals will be installed, with which people can contact the militia. 

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The fourth interregional forum of the biggest companies of the south of Russia and the North Caucasus Federal District were held in Krasnodar on the 10th of November, Yuga.ru reports, citing the municipal administration's press-service.The forum has been taking place in Rostov-On-Don for three years in a row, and now Krasnodar has been chosen as a ground for defining the strategy of regional development and cooperation between business and power.

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