Georgian President Michael Saakashvili has asked his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan to meditate in the issue of Tbilisi’s normalization of relations with Moscow, the leader of Georgia’s Labour Party Shalva Natelashvili has said, Novosti Armenia reported.
The opening of additional markets for Georgian goods is to be welcomed, but it is necessary to exercise caution when dealing with Russia, Georgian Finance Minister Kakha Baindurashvili said on Wednesday ahead of a cabinet meeting, RIA Novosti reported.
China is planning to expand its high-speed railway system to 17 countries, including Russia, Iran and Turkey. “Negotiations are going on with the respective countries and construction should be finished in 2025,” Wang Mengshu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was quoted as saying by Interfax.
Police in Ingushetia’s Sunzhensky District have discovered two homemade explosive devices, Interfax said on Wednesday, citing a law enforcement source.
The U.S. Air Force top brass wants to attract more recruits with a knowledge of a foreign language and is prepared to pay bonuses of $500 a month.
The republic plans to attract capital for the construction sphere and the creation of hydroelectric power plants.
A lecturer at a madrasah in the Kizlyarsky District of Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Dagestan has been shot dead in his home, the Interfax news agency said, citing law enforcement sources.
President Saakashvili said that the young Georgian state had withstood three tsunamis.
There are lots of unique places along the Black Sea shore
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is counting on Stockholm's assistance in the extradition of militants from the Caucasus living in Sweden.
Transneft and Chevron are discussing cooperation in implementing the Samsun-Ceyhan oil pipeline project, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the corporate magazine of the Russian company.
The startup of the first Iranian nuclear power plant, being built by Russian specialists in Bushehr, will take place in 2010, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed on Tuesday, adding that adjustment and alignment works were continuing, RIA Novosti reports.
Mohammed Daudov, a police colonel and hero of Russia, has been appointed to the post of first deputy prime minister of Chechnya, Interfax reports.Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov introduced Daudov to the Cabinet ministers and the heads of various departments during a government meeting.
The president of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, held a meeting with the republic’s prime minister, Alexei Vorobiyev, ministers and agency heads on the implementation of federal program for the socio-economic development of the region until 2016, Yuga.ru reports.
A mourning ceremony was on Tuesday in the capital of Abkhazia in connection with the funeral of the first president of the republic Vladislav Ardzinba, reports Yuga.ru. Ardzinba died aged 64 on March 4 in a Moscow hospital after a protracted illness. After the civil funeral rites on March 5, which took place in the cultural center of the Armed Forces of Russia in Moscow, the body of the former president was delivered to Abkhazia. On the news of his death, all celebrations and sporting contests in the republic were canceled.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday ordered the Defense Ministry to hold discussions with South Ossetia on the signing of a deal on a Russian military base in the South Caucasus republic, RIA Novosti reported.
Deputy Industry Minister Maxim Bystrov will be appointed deputy presidential envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District with responsibility for economic issues, respected business daily Vedomosti reports, citing members of the delegation and the government. The document on his employment has not yet been signed but Bystrov has already begun to carry out his duties, the government official said.
Emergency services in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory announced on Tuesday a storm warning for the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, RIA Novosti said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Armenian counterpart Edvard Nalbandian met in Moscow on March 8, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website said.
Liquidation of ideologist of North-Caucasian militants Said Buriatsky will hasten the process of search of the Leader of bandit underground Doki Umarov – supposes President of Chechen Republic Ramazan Kadyrov.