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 Bombs hit Moscow metro, over 30 dead

Bombs hit Moscow metro, over 30 dead

Two blasts in the Moscow metro killed some 35 people in on Monday morning, Reuters said, citing an emergencies ministry spokesperson.  The first bomb occurred at 7:56 a.m. (03:56 GMT) at the central Moscow station of Lubyanka, killing 22 and injuring 11.

Christians celebrate  the Palm Sunday

Christians celebrate the Palm Sunday

The Ortodox celebrate the  Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem, one the Twelve Major Festivals, also called the Palm Sunday( which is  called in Russia The Violet willow Sunday ). The festival began with the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Redeemer, conducted by  Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Cyril  (the mass began at 9.30 am Moscow time), the Primate’s  press-service reports.

Fictional conman#039s statue pulled down in Russia#039s North Caucasus

Fictional conman's statue pulled down in Russia's North Caucasus

Statue of fictional Russian conman destroyed in Pyatigorsk

Nalchik honoured for World War Two role

Nalchik honoured for World War Two role

Five more Russian cities have been honoured for their part in theSoviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, RussianPresident Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.Medvedev was speaking at a meeting of the organizing committee forcelebrations for the 65th anniversary of the capitulation of Naziforces.The new “cities of military glory” are Nalchik, Vyborg, Volokolamsk,Bryansk, and the Volgograd Region town of Kalach-Na-Donu.

The Factor of Common Victory

The Factor of Common Victory

May 9 will become not only a festive date, but also an ideological performance of great importance.

The Undrinkable Cup in Kabardino-Balkaria

The Undrinkable Cup in Kabardino-Balkaria

The church helps in the fight against alcoholism and drug addiction in the republic

Former Guantanamo Bay inmates to live freely in Georgia

Three former inmates from the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention camp whoarrived in Georgia on Tuesday evening will live freely in the country,Georgia Online reported, citing an Interior Ministry official.Interior Ministry analysis chief Shota Utiashvili said theex-prisoners are no threat.“This is why we hope their transfer to Georgia will pose no problem,”he said, adding that housing had already been arranged for the formerinmates.

North Ossetia weekly round-up

North Ossetia weekly round-up

Review of socio-political developments in the republic

Jewish Community Center opens in Derbent, Dagestan

Today, in Derbent, the southernmost city of Russia was solemnly opened of the Jewish Community Center, RIA Dagestan reports. The event was attended by the President of the Republic of Dagestan Magomedsalam Magomedov, the Chairman of the Dagestan Government Mohammed Abdullaev and the Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, as well as heads of municipalities of cities and regions of Southern Dagestan.

Militant killed in capital of Dagestan

A militant was killed on Monday morning in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, RIA Novosti said, citing a Federal Security Service (FSB) source."A militant was eliminated during a special operation in Makhachkala," the source said.He also said an FSB officer was wounded during the operation.

Say a word for a pure textbook – 2

Say a word for a pure textbook – 2

The idea of creating a common history textbook is a beautiful utopia

Historical myths in the post-Soviet space and real politics.

Historical myths in the post-Soviet space and real politics.

Report by Aleksey Vlasov at the conference of the same name.

RSUH in Moscow is evacuated because of a phone call about a bomb.

RSUH in Moscow is evacuated because of a phone call about a bomb.

With note “urgently”. Russian state university for humanities (RSUH) in Moscow was evacuated after the unknown phoned and said that a bomb is planted in the building. At present all people are evacuated from the buildings. RSUH is located in the centre of Moscow on Miusskaya Square. Special offices and departments of EMERCOM of Russia are searching the blasting assembly in the rooms and lecture halls.

“Union of Armenians of Russia” signed an agreement on cooperation with the Ministry of Armenia on Diaspora

All-Russian Public Organization "Union of Armenians of Russia” (UAR) will cooperate with the Ministry of Armenia on Diaspora. The agreement was signed on Thursday by the President of the UAR, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Ara Abrahamian and Minister of the Republic of the diaspora Granush Hakobyan.

Khasavyurt investigator killed in Dagestan

Liutenant Vahab Shehabov of the Investigations Department of Khasavyurt district of Dagestan is murdered in Batayurt village.The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic told Itar-Tass news agency, that " Thursday evening, unidentified men, opened fire presumably from two submachine guns, on the investigator's car, when he was returning home from service. More than 120 bullet holes in the car were recorded later on" in the police report. Police officer died from multiple wounds on the way to the hospital. 

Greater Jihad

Greater Jihad

Among Chechens expression "greater jihad" is popular. In the 1990's and now under this term the transition from fighting to armistice is implied.

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Ingush people on 240 years as part of Russia.

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Ingush people on 240 years as part of Russia.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Ingush President Yunus-bek Yevkurov and Ingush Republican people on 240 years as part of Russia, reports Yuga.ru quoting the press service of Ingush President.

Patriarch Kirill calls on Russians in Armenia to study Armenian language

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill during his visit to Armenia called on the Russian diaspora in Yerevan to study the Armenian language and to take an active part in the life of Armenian society, Novosti-Armenia reports.  

French language cultural program to be held in Armenia

A Francophone cultural program will begin in Armenia on March 19, Armenia Today reports.

Heavy rains hit Georgia.

Torrential rains have damaged hundreds of houses in Georgia. In many regions power supplies have been interrupted. Flood waters mixed with mud have also damaged communications infrastructure and destroyed bridges.