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An Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officer is believed to havedied after his vehicle was blown up in the Tsumadin district ofDagestan, RIA 'Dagestan' reports, citing a police source.

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Scandal for the sake of scandal

The Dagestanian newspaper "Present Time" noted that Mahir Shukyurov, the Azerbaijani defender from Anji Makhachkala, didn't turn, like all his team and their competitors, to the Russian flag during the national anthem before their match with Sibir.

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The Heydar Aliyev Fund has presented Ulyanovsk with a modern school,AzerTag reports.The president of the fund, UNESCO and ISESCO goodwill ambassador,deputy of the Azerbaijani parliament and wife of the Azerbaijanipresident, Mekhriban Aliyeva, was personally supervising the work atSchool No78, within the framework of the project ‘Support forEducation’.

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This month, 30 territorial police departments in Georgia will startworking in new offices, Georgia Online reports.Three new police offices have been opened in Kvemo Kartli - in Koda,Kachagani and Shulaveri. The offices have modern equipment.Minister of Interior Affairs Vano Merabishvili and the governor ofKvemo Kartli David Kirkitadze were at the opening ceremony.Later in September new offices will open in Mtskhet-Mtianeti, ShidaKartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Kakheti, Imereti, Guria and Samegrelo.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has awarded the head of the RussianState University of the Humanities, Yefim Pivovarov, the Order ofFriendship. A correspondent member of the Russian Academy of Sciences,Doctor of Historic Sciences, Professor Pivovarov was alsocongratulated by the university, followed by congratulations from theSociety of Friendship of Russia and Azerbaijan, which Pivovarovchairs, then the head of the Federation Council Sergey Mironov, thenthe executive office of the Public Chamber of Russia.

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The head ofLUKOIL Vagit Alekperov will not resign, considering hisgoals in the largest Russian private oil company unaccomplished. Hesaid in an interview to the newspaper ‘Vedomosti’ that he needs tocomplete structuring of the company and development of the newstrategy, which he characterized as “maximum profit, efficiency anddevelopment”.Alekperov said that he is not looking for a successor yet.

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Traffic movement in several streets in Azerbaijan's capital of Baku is to be restricted on September 2-3 due to the visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the State Traffic Patrol Department said, reports ANS. Drivers are requested to use alternative routes.

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The Interior Minister of Karachai-Cherkess Zhaudat Ahmathanov led the first lesson at the specialized police class in Cherkessk, RIA Novosti reports, citing the press service of the republic.The students of the police class are 28 children of 5 grade.

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Kabardino-Balkaria has a good basis for further develop,emt, the president's envoy in the North Caucasus Federal District , Alexander Khloponin, YUGA.ru reports.He also said that the region is not a problem spot, and it is worth investing in it and developing it. Khloponin underlined that "destructive forces will not succeed in destabilizing this region", Interfax reports.

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The president's envoy in the North Caucasus Federal District, Alexander Khloponin, has suggested introducing the baccalaureate system in the region, RIA Novosti reports."We are in the 21st century and aiming for the Russian educational system to fit the international standards. In Russia we already have several precedents of schools using the baccalaureate system. Students study one more year there, but then can enter international universities", Khloponin said.

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A report by the Georgia TV company Rustavi  2 about blast and subsequent fire at a Russian military base in Abkhazia is false, a representative of the Defense Ministry of Russia told RIA Novosti.Nothing have happened at the bases and the territories near Russian military objects in Abkhazia, he said.

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The sanctions against Iran will not bring the desired results, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with the first-year students of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, RBK reports.The problem of Iran concerns the imperfection of the non-proliferation regime, which should be based on international law, he said.The diplomat noted that any problems should be discussed without using force. He added that Iran should provide cooperation with IAEA.

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The government of Russia has partly lifted the embargo on grain exports, introduced from August 15th to December 31st 2010, allowing grain to be exported when realizing international deals of Russia, for humanitarian aid and other cases, listed in the decree of the government of August 30th, RIA Novosti reports. The document introduces changes to the decree of August 5th.

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A new school and a multifunctional sports hall have opened in Ingushetia on September 1st, RIA Novosti reports, citing the Minister of Edcuation of the republic, Lema Izmaylova.The school opened for 540 students in the village of Aki-Yurt, the sports hall opened in Ekazhevo. Izmaylova said that 117 out of 118 schools were prepared for the school year.

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School year starts in Russia

September 1st is the start of the school year for school and university students and teachers. First-graders are welcomed with special solemnity. The first bell is rung, traditionally an 11th grader carries a 1st grader with a bell in his hand around the people gathered.

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