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Participants in terrorist attack in Stavropol arrested

The police have arrested three inhabitants of Ingushetia who were involved in the terrorist attack in Stavropol, Interfax reports, with reference to, Interfax reports, with reference to a source from the regional law enforcement agency.

Police car attacked in Kabardino-Balkaria

A police car was fired at in Kabardino-Balkaria, a source for the local law enforcement agency said, reports Interfax. According to it, nobody was injured.

Hailstorm in Rostov-on-Don

A hurricane has been registered in several districts of Rostov-on-Don, it was also hailing there, Interfax reports. Traffic came to a standstill, some cars were damaged by hailstones. Weather forecasters say there was no rain and sun was shining in other parts of the city.

Iran expects positive reaction from Russia on uranium agreement

Tehran is counting on an effective and positive reaction from Moscow on the realization of the Tehran trilateral agreement on the exchange of low-enriched uranium (up to 3,5%) for highly-enriched (up to 20%) on the territory of Turkey, the Iranian news agency Fars reports, with reference to the Foreign Ministry.

Tourist company to pay costs of tours for injured and dead in road accident in Turkey

The company 'Pegas Touristic' has decided to pay compensation of the tour costs for all the injured and the families of the dead which means the money people paid will be returned, a spokeseman for the Russian Union of Tourist Industry told Ekho Moskvy radio station.

Vitaly Petrov in Turkish Grand Prix final

The Russian driver of the Renault team, Vitaly Petrov, who debuted in Formula One racing in 2010, has broken through to the final of qualification for the first time in his career, coming in 9th. Australian driver Mark Webber will start in pole position in the Turkish Grand prix race - the 7th stage of the Formula One World championship, RIA Novosti reports.

Baku-Makhachkala express discontinued

The Baku-Makhachkala express train is has been discontinued as of today, said press secretary of the company "Azeri Railways" Nadyr Azmamedov, APA reports. The carriages from the express will be added to the Baku-Tyumen train No373/374 which runs three days a week. On the return journey the carriages will link up with the Rostov-Baku No395 and Moscow-Baku No56 trains . The express began operating on the 6th of April 2003.

The bodies of 12 Russians killed in Antalya are returned

The bodies of 12 Russian tourists killed in a road accident in Antalya last Tuesday have been delivered back to Russia, RIA Novosti reports. A tourist bus of the company "Pegas Touristic" heading from Antalya to Pamukkale fell from a bridge. 15 people died, including 13 Russians, another 26 were injured. Natalya Chumak died in hospital on Friday night. Two persons remain in Antalya hospital.

Two policemen injured in Kaspiysk by an explosion

Two policemen were seriously injured in the Dagestani city of Kaspiysk, ITAR-TASS reports, when a roadside bomb exploded under their car. 

Three gunmen killed in Dagestan

Three gunmen killed in Dagestan Three gunmen have been shot dead in the Hasavyurt district of Dagestan, RIA Novosti reports. A car ignored police requests to stop and when police blocked the car in, the people inside it opened fire. All the three gunmen in the car were killed in the ensuing gunfight. One of them is possibly Ahmed Adamov, a militant leader.

Cossack culture festival starts in Adigeya

A two-day traditional regional Cossack culture festival, partlyorganized by the Culture Ministry of the Republic of Adigeya began onFriday reports Yuga.ruAlmost 50 adult ensembles and 14 groups of young artists, representingdifferent southern regions in Russia, will take part in the Adigeyafestival.

Federal status of Sochi being discussed

The Communist Party of Russia does not supported the proposal of theLiberal Democratic Party to make the Olympic City of Sochi a city offederal significance, announced the Communist' leader Gennadii Zuganovon Friday, reports RIA Novosti.The leader of the Liberal-Democratic party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky,believes that the dependence of Sochi on any region, in particularKrasnodar, is an obstacle to the development of the city, which isconsidered to be the main resort center of Russia and will host the

Negligence case opened over Stavropol terrorist act

A criminal case has been opened on negligence charges after a deadlyblast in Stavropol, reports Yuga.ruThe regional prosecutor ordered an investigation into the work oflaw-enforcement agencies on the day of the terrorist act, reports RIANovosti. Regional officials believe that the crime could have beenprevented.

Ombudsman for child welfare meets with Chechen authorities

The Russian president's ombudsman for child welfare, Pavel Astakhov,has held a meeting with the ombudsman for human rights in Chechnya,Nurdzhi Nuhazhiev, prosecutor of the Chechen republic, MikhailSavchin, and other top officials and representatives of publicorganizations, reports Yuga.ruAccording to Astakhov, the visit was a fact-finding visit to befollowed by recommendations regarding further activities in sphere ofthe protection of children's rights.

North Caucasus to be lawful region - presidential envoy

"After the terrorist act in Stravropol we've taken emergency steps toestablish order and provide security in the North Caucasus FederalDistrict," the presidential envoy in the region, Alexander Khloponin,said, reports RIA Novosti."We have drawn up a plan of further activities to secure safety," he went on.He also added that the North Caucasus will be a territory governed by the law.

Turkish citizen arrested in Moscow is not a terrorist

The Turkish citizen arrested in Moscow, Mehmet Korkmaz, who was said to be on Interpol's wanted list, is a namesake of the terrorist, reports.It was reported earlier that Interpol confirmed the arrest of a Turkish citizen driving a Hyundai on one of Moscow's highways. The Road Police Patrol stopped him to check documents. His name was later reported to Interpol.

Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria sign agreement on trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation.

The presidents of Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria signed an agreement in Magas on trade-economic, scientific-technical, social and cultural cooperation between the two countries. The document involves cooperation, experience exchange, help in various economic, social and cultural spheres, ITAR-TASS reports.Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov recalled that the Ingush people shared years of exile in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. He added that it is not just an agreement, but an act of mutual aid.

North Caucasian law-enforcers cannot manage the flow of banditism - ICRP

The law-enforcment agencies of the North Caucasus cannot cope with thedeluge of criminality, the head of the Investigative Committee of theRussian Prosecutor (ICRP) Alexander Bastrykin said in Novgorod, RIANovosti reports.He described the terrorist attacks in Stavropol as “an impudent,monstrous crime against peaceful people”.

Moscow will continue Iranian nuclear program settlement process

The Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev, confirmed Moscow's readiness to help find the quickest solution to the Iranian nuclear issue in a telephone conversation with the Secretary of the Iranian Supreme Council on National Security, Said Jalili, Interfax reports, citing the press-service of the Russian Security Council.

Property redistribution in Caucasus made out to be terrorism – Khloponin

The Russian deputy chairman of the government, Russian PresidentialEnvoy to the North Caucasus Federal District Alexander Khloponin,demanded the cessation of criminal redistribution of property, often“made out to be terrorist attacks and ethnic infighting”, ITAR-TASSreports, citing a meeting in Yessentuki.