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Border control post attacked in Dagestan

Unknown assailants have attacked a border control post in Dagestan'sGago region, Dagestan, Interfax reports.The attack began at 4:00 a.m. (midnight GMT). No one was injured inthe attack, which saw suspected militants open fire with automaticweapons and a grenade launcher.

Leonid Keselbrener: “The benefits of virtual communication are obvious, it is only a matter of practice”

Leonid Keselbrener: “The benefits of virtual communication are obvious, it is only a matter of practice”

The computer is gradually leaving the list of luxuries and activelytaking root in the life of the average North Ossetian resident . Therepublic will have an electronic government in the near future. Thedeputy chairman of the North Ossetian government, Leonid Keselbrener,told a VK correspondent whether the switch to state and municipalservices with the max use of IT-technologies will eliminate red tapefor businesses and the population .

'Cinema in your yard' festival to start in Sochi

Various districts of Sochi will have open air cinemas on June 6-16 todemonstrate films of the world cinematography fund, due to the openingof the 'Kinotaur' traditional festival, reports.

North Caucasus migration service department to open in Pyatigorsk

A regular regional council of territorial authorities of the FederalMigration Service (FMS) of the North Caucasus Federal District (NCFD)took place in Pyatigorsk, reports.

Voting on replacement for destroyed Georgian WWII monument starts

Voting began on Thursday on the website of ruling Russian party UnitedRussia’s website for a monument to replace a World War Two memorialblown up by Georgian authorities late last year.The winning monument, to replace the Glory Memorial blown up inKutaisi last December, will be erected in Moscow.

Iran continues uranium enrichment

Tehran is continuing to enrich uranium, a Russian Foreign Ministryspokesman said on Thursday, RIA Novosti reports."Iran is continuing to enrich uranium, including to a level of 20%,"Andrey Nesterenko said, adding that "questions remain" over itsfulfillment of IAEA requirements and United Nations Security Councilresolutions.He also said that Moscow fully supported the IAEA in its attempt toclarify the situation around Tehran's nuclear program.

Russian and Azerbaijani speakers of parliament see no unresolved problems between the two countries

Russian and Azerbaijani speakers of parliament see no unresolved problems between the two countries

Russia and Azerbaijan are strategic partners that have no unresolved problems, the chairman of Russian Federation Council Sergey Mironov and Azerbaijani Parliament chairman Oktay Asadov said at a meeting today, ITAR-TASS reports.Approximately 500 enterprises with Russian capital are operating in Azerbaijan, Asadov noted. He added that the republic has contacts with 30 Russian regions.

Muslim cemetery damaged in Urals

In the city of Zlatoust in Chelyabinsk Region unknown people vandalized the Muslim cemetery 'Urenga' on June 3rd, ITAR-TASS reports, citing the local police.15 headstones made of marble chips were damaged.

Interconfessional centre to be in Olympic village of Sochi

Interconfessional centre to be in Olympic village of Sochi under international requirements and recommendations by the International Olympic Committee, an interconfessional centre will be built in the Olympic village-2014 in Sochi, director of Olimpstroi Gennady Gubin said, reports Interfax.

Speakers of Russian and Azerbaijani parliaments: no unsolved problems between our countries

Russia and Azerbaijan are strategic partners and there are no unsolved problems between them, the chairman of the Russian Federation Council Sergei Mironov and the speaker of the Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan Oktai Asadov said today, ITAR TASS reports. They also focused on close economic cooperation. Mironov invited Azerbaijani politicians and businessmen to take part in the Baikal Economic Forum in September. Asadov also underlined that Russian language teaching is an important issue.

Kazakh delegation visits Ingushetia

The president of Ingushetia met with a delegation from the Republic of Kazakhstan and discussed a cultural exchange between the two nations, reports

Possible organizer of blasts in Moscow killed in Dagestan

Three gunmen were killed during a special operation in Makhachkala, RIA Novosti reports, with reference to the Federal Security Service in Dagestan. Preliminary information indicates that they arrived in Makhachkala at the request of Magomedali Vagabov, who is considered to be an organizer of the terrorist attacks in the Moscow metro. Two of the gunmen have been identified as Elgar Navruzov and Musa Davydov. The third gunman is being identified. There are no casualties among the law enforcement agency's workers and civilian population.

Sun instead of hydrocarbons

Sun instead of hydrocarbons

The Russian corporation of nanotechnologies co-finances the solar power installations project in Stavropol

New head of government elected in Karachay-Cherkessia

The deputies of the National Assembly of the Karachay-Cherkessian Republic (KCR) have approved Muradin Kemov as head of the government of the republic. KCR president Boris Ebzeyev proposed the candidature of Kemov, who had been first vice-premier, and after the resignation of the government in April was acting head of government. 47 of the 68 deputies voted for Kemov, Interfax reports.

Russia is leading investor in Armenia

Russia is first place in terms of foreign investment in the Armenian economy in the first quarter of this year. According to News-Armenia, the National Statistics Service of the republic puts the figure for Russian investment in the Armenian economy at $51.9 million, of which $42.2 were direct investments. This amounts to 32% of all foreign investment in Armenia and 36% of direct investment.

Gunmen killed in Makhachkala

2 or 3 gunmen were killed during an anti-terrorism operation in a central district of Makhachkala,  a source from law enforcement agency in the North Caucasus Federal District told Interfax. According to it, the most odious gunmen from the Vagabov armed group could have been hiding in a house in which a gunfight broke out. This group operates in Karabudakhentsky district, Makhachkala and its surroundings.

Russia ratifies agreement on customs code

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed the Federal law "On Ratification of the Agreement on the Customs Code of the Customs Union" which was passed by the Duma on May 21st 2010, and adopted by the Federation Council on May 26th, the Kremlin reports.

Lost in the war

Lost in the war

A boy who went missing in the Chechen war 15 years ago has been found in Ingushetia

Putin to visit Turkey on June 8th

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited Russian Premier VladimirPutin to participate in the Third Summit of the Council on cooperationand trust with Asia in Istanbul on June 8th, Interfax reports, citingthe press-service of the Russian government.Putin accepted the invitation. Putin and Erdogan discussed topicalissues of trade-economic ties and the situation in the region in atelephone conversation.

Terrorist attack prevented in Ingushetia - 1

Police in Ingushetia have discovered an explosive device near a parkin the city of Malgobek, ITAR-TASS reports, citing the InteriorMinistry. The bomb, with a reported power equal to 500 grammes of TNT,has been defused.According to ITAR-TASS the Interior Ministry of Ingushetia discoveredan unknown device in the city of Malgobek, 150 m away from theentrance of the park of culture and recreation.Bomb technicians identified the device as a self-made explosive equalto 500 g of TNT. The device was demontaged.