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Unknown assailants opened fire at an armored police car in Ingushetia with two policemen inside. According to SKP, the incident happened at the Rosselkhozbank, on the Oskanov Street in Nazran. The policemen were wounded and hospitalized. The criminal case involves article 317 (attempt on the life of a law-enforcer) and part 1 of article 222 (illegal arms trafficking) of the Russian criminal code.

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Olimpstroy and Rosnano have signed a general agreement on strategic partnership. The document involves realization of joint projects in diagnostics and security, resource and energy saving and using innovative construction materials. The President of Olimpstroy, Taymuraz Bolloyev, noted the opportunities that are offered by nano-technologies and expressed hope that their innovative decisions will be useful in constructing Olympic facilities.

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50.6 thousand hectares (49%) of grain and leguminous fields in Kabardino-Balkaria had been harvested by July 20th, Yuga.ru reports.According to the press-service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Kabardino-Balkaria, there was no drought, unlike on the majority of Russian territory. The harvest is going according to schedule.

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One of the alleged would-be suicide bombers arrested in Dagestan was preparing to move to Moscow to carry out a terrorist attack, RIA Novosti reports, citing a high-ranking official of the law-enforcement agencies of the North Caucasian Federal District.

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The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group met the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister. The co-chairs Igor Popov, Bernard Fassier and Robert Bradtke, as well as the personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office Andrzej Kasprzyk had a meeting with the Russian deputy foreign minister, Grigoriy Karasin, to discuss the topical issues of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process, APA reports.

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The Abkhazian authorities were offered Russian-built pilotless aircraft at the presentation of the latest Russian engineering projects at Sukhumi airport, RIA Novosti reports.Vice-President Alexander Ankvab, Premier Sergey Shamba, officials from the Interior Ministry, State Security Service and Emergency Department were present.The Russian products were presented by a company from Izhevsk called ‘Drone systems ZALA AERO’. Two drones were launched as a demonstration.

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Sukhumi has started distributing Russian humanitarian aid, IA ‘Apsnypress’ reports.The essential food is being distributed by list in Abkhazia, which includes 2 000 people. They are mainly infirm, poor citizens that need humanitarian aid. Each will get 5 kg of sugar, 9 cans of fish and 7 of canned meat goods and 5 cans of children’s food. The gravely ill and disabled will be given blankets and unbreakable utensils.

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A skydiver died today in the village of Enem of Adygeya, falling into water, RIA Novosti reports, citing a spokesman of the Russian investigative committee in Adygeya.The person has not been identified yet.

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Unknown assailants have opened fire at a military car with OMON agents in Dagestan, RIA Novosti reports. The incident occurred around 12.30 am Moscow time in Karabudakhenskiii region of Dagestan on road Gurbuki-Urma. There were no victims,” a source of the agency said.

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Russia's prosecutor general Yury Chaika has proposed drawing up individual anti-corruption strategies for every republic in the volatile North Caucasus. He announced the proposal at a meeting of the North Caucasus prosecution departments in participation with the president's regional envoy, Alexander Khloponin, in Yesentuki, ITAR-TASS reports.

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The Sochi naval company "Firma Logger" will open on Wednesday a sea-passage on the route Tuapse (Russia) - Gagri (Abkhazia), Interfax reports, citing the company's director.The "Ibris" ship designed to accommodate 140 passengers will work the route. The director of the company added that the new route will reduce queues at the Russian- Abkhazia border.

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"Caucasus-2020" with Russia

Not a single Caucasus republic can exist without Russia, just as Russia exist without the Caucasus, the president of Kabardino-Balkaria, Arsen Kankov, said at the "Caucasus - 2020" youth forum. "We will form a succession pool from active young people, including those who take part in student exchange programs and participate in public organizations, and also those who show the best of themselves at the forum," he added.The capital city of Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik, is hosting the pan-Russian youth forum "Caucasus - 2020". More than 1000 young politicians, entrepreneurs, public figures and sports figures from 70 regions have gathered in the city.

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The Krasnodar region's authorities have allocated 200 million roubles for the construction of a new sports school in Sochi, Interfax reports.The school will be equipped with everything necessary for training in tennis, basketball, gymnastics and athletic sports. There will also be a soccer stadium.

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Unknowns have opened fire from a rocket launcher at a detached unit of the defense ministry near the village Troitskaya in Ingushetia, Interfax reports. The incident occurred at 11.40 am and lasted for 5 minutes. According to the preliminary information, there were no casualties.

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The capital city of Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik, is?hosting the?pan-Russian youth forum "Caucasus - 2020". More than 1000 young politicians, entrepreneurs, public figures and sports figures from 70 regions have gathered in Nalchik, Grozni-inform reports.The forum will last until July 23. Top political experts will hold classes for the future leaders, various sporting and entertainment events have been scheduled as well. Each day of the forum will be devoted to one issue related to politics.

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The Security Council of the Krasnodar region has discussed measures to save the harvest in the current period of abnormal heat, Yuga.ru reports."It is of great importance to secure the harvest not only from fire, but from swindlers as well. Especially now, when many regions remain without a harvest due to the fierce drought and prices of wheat rising. The Kuban today is almost a single region, which has maintained and increased the quality of its 'loaf'," ?the region's governor Aleksandr Tkachev noted.

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