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Ex-head of administration of Stavropol Territory to face trial

 Materials of Igor Bestujev, former head of administration of the Stavropol Territory, will soon receive materials of his case and then they will be sent to the court, as stated by Yevgeny Dashkevich, head of the section for monitoring of laws on corruption control of prosecutors of the Stavropol Territory, Interfax reports.

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Dog from south Russia waits for owner to return

 A dog named Mukhtar belonging to Faina Chuprina in Krymsk is still waiting for her to return, even though she died in the flood of July. Locals compare the dog to Hachiko who had waited for his owner for 7 years, RIA Novosti reports.Neighbours say that the dog has been guarding the ruins of his house ever since the flood. It stares at the place where the gate used to be, expecting the owner to return.Locals bring it food. It does not eat while anyone is nearby, neighbour Lidia Kadyrova says. 

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 Armenia will lay flowers at the memorial of the Armenian Vagankovskoye Cemetery in Moscow and commemoration will be held at the Surb Arutyun Church for victims of the Spitak Earthquake, marking its 24th anniversary.The earthquake happened at 11.41 am on December 7, 1988. Quakes with a magnitude of up to 10 points destroyed Spitak, 80% of Leninakan, damaged Kirovakan and Stepanavan. 21 cities and 350 villages were damaged. 58 villages were destroyed.25,000 people died, 140,000 became handicapped, 514,000 homeless. The damage totaled $13 billion. 

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Militant threats to journalist Gekkiyev found

Vesti KBR host Kazbek Gekkiyev’s crew received threats from Kazbek Tashuyev, head of the Baksankaya Gang, in February, Kommersant reports.Two journalists were threatened to be murdered for smiling during reports about progress of law enforcers in fighting terrorists. The journalists quit their jobs, but one of them returned back after elimination of Tashuyev in September.Threats were also expressed on an extremist website in October.

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Subway station in Kazakh style to open in Moscow on New Year's eve

The new terminal station of the Moscow metro line "Zamoskvoretskaya"called "Alma-Atinskaya" decorated in national Kazakh style will beopen to public on New Year's Eve.The station will feature interior lights mounted on curved red holders"growing" along the axis of the platform, the pressservice of the Moscow department of construction has announced,Interfax reports. The upper entrance to the station will be decorated withstained glass depicting an apple tree against the background ofAlma-Ata.

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Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and the Azerbaijani State Marine Academy (ASMA) signed a cooperation agreement in the field of training and education of marine specialists in Baku, Trend reports. The agreement was signed by First Deputy Gennady of the RS Genady Kolesnikov and ASMA Rector Rasim Bashirov.Kolesnikov noted that next year will be marked by the 100th anniversary of register, out of which 90 years it has been present in Azerbaijan.

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Chechnya to produce movie about life of Akhmad Kadyrov

The Chechen Republic is planning to make a feature film about the lifeand work of the first president of Chechnya Akhmad Kadyrov, theMinister of Culture of the Republic Dikal Muzakayev announced, addingthat filming will begin next year.The minister said that the project has already been approved by thefederal government, particularly by the Minister of Culture of theRussian Federation,Vladimir Medinsky, the press office of the head andgovernment of the Chechen Republic reports.Not only the Ministry of Culture, but also deputies of the Chechen

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Anthrax outbreak ends in Armenia

 Armenian Healthcare Minister Derenik Dumanyan said that the anthrax virus had been localized. Not a single anthrax case has been registered in the last two weeks, compared with 15 cases in the last months, News Armenia reports.The ministry registered 55 symptoms of anthrax, only 10 of which were confirmed as the disease.

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8 people killed by earthquake in Southern Khorasan

 8 people died and 23 were injured in an earthquake in the Southern Khorasan Province of Iran, Mehr reports.Muhammedali Akhundi, head of the directorate for emergencies of the Southern Khorasan Province, said that tents and all the necessary products had been provided.The earthquake in Zohan, 79 km away from Birjend. The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.6 points on Richter scale with its center at a depth of 5.4 km. 

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Investigators study murder of son of Dagestani deputy minister for finances

 Moscow investigators study the death of 18-year old Saypudin Islamov, son of Dagestani Minister for Finances Ali Islamov, found at a house on the Street of Akademik Anokhin in Moscow on December 2, spokesman of the Moscow Directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee Sergey Stukalov said.The man died after a fight on the Vernadsky Avenue. He had a high alcohol level in blood. 

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Police find arsenal at resident’s apartment in Makhachkala

 The police of Makhachkala checked an apartment of a man born in 1966 on the Avenue of Imam Shamil and found an RGD-5 grenade, an RGO grenade, 150 units of 5.45 mm rounds, 40 units of 7.62mm rounds, two UZRGM shots and religious literature, RIA Novosti reports.A criminal case was initiated for illegal purchase, transfer, sales, storage and carriage of weapons. The arsenal owner may get up to 2 years of prison. 

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Irma Ratiani: "The intellectual part of the society defines the political course of the country"

Interview by Dzhamilya Alekperova exclusively to Vestnik Kavkaza  St. Petersburg has marked the 175th birthday of Ilya Chavchavadze who used to study in St. Petersburg State University. One of participants of Chavchavadze Days Pr. Irma Ratiani, the head of Shota Rustaveli Georgian Literature Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, told Vestnik Kavkaza about her impressions.  

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