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 From the very beginning of the preparations for the Sochi Olympics the organizers have repeated that these Games are going to be the most innovative yet. According to the president of the organizing committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, innovative decisions are being made in all possible spheres - from construction to stadium management.

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Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov is sure that emissary of Chechen separatists, Ahmed Zakayev. was involved in a militant attack on his home village of Tsentoroy on late August 29, RIA Novosti reports. 17 policemen, 7 locals, and 15 militants died in the fighting. Kadyrov said at the Universal Chechen Congress in Grozny that Zakayev and Huseyn Gakayev, a separatist leader, organized the attack on Tsentoroy to attract attention.

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Chechen head Ramzan Kadyrov has urged Chechens living abroad to follow the laws of the country they live in without forgetting their culture and traditions, Interfax reports. He also said it was important not to forget Chechen culture. Bride kidnapping is an old tradition in Chechen culture.

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Ministers of foreign affairs and experts of Caspian countries have made progress in working on a project for cooperation in providing security in the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijani Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalaf Khalafov said, Trend reports. He said that their work is based on mutual respect and trust. The project will be prepared in the near future. The agreement will contribute to determining the legal status of the Caspian.

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The Investigation Committee of Ingushetia has found over 160 kg of explosives in a forest in the Nazran region of Ingushetia, while investigating the terrorist attack on the central market of Vladikavkaz, Interfax reports, citing the official spokesman of the Investigation Committee, Vladimir Markin.

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Yerevan will host the 8th International CIS Council on industrial security from October 13 to 15, News Armenia reports, citing the Armenian Emergencies Ministry.Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Armenia and officials of the CIS Executive Committee will take part in the council. The participants will discuss state control over technical security and analysis of technogenic catastrophes.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has issued a decree, incorporating the deputy prime minister, the presidential envoy in the North Caucasian Federal District (NCFD) and the defense minister into the National Counter-Terrorism Committee (NCTC). Khloponin is currently the vice-premier and the presidential envoy in the North Caucasus Federal District, while Anatoly Serdyukov is the defense minister.

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