A 5-meter flame started during drilling of an artesian well in Podluzhnoye in the Izobilnensky District near the Stavropol-Bataysk road of the Stavropol Territory today, RIA Novosti reports.A gas field was found during the drills. 8 rescuers and two units of equipment are operating in the area to stop the gas flow.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 8 points was registered on the Iranian-Pakistani border. Residents of New Delhi could sense the quake, Trend reports.
Turkish police officers have detained 10 members of Al Qaeda suspected of selling weapons to Syrian rebels in Konya, RIA Novosti reports.
Investigators are searching through the Moscow office of the Northern Caucasus Resorts, Interfax reports.A criminal case was initiated against Ahmed Bilalov, former chairman of the board of directors of the Northern Caucasus Resorts and former Vice President of the Russian Olympic Committee, for abuse of authority.
Cameras recorded the murder of Saygidguseyn Omargajiyev, deputy head of the Dagestani committee for forest economy, RIA Novosti reports.The official has been working at the committee as its deputy head of 2 years. Investigators believe that he was killed due to his professional activities.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message to an international conference entitled “CIS Muslims for peace and sustainable development” in Baku and urged attendants to form an atmosphere of charity, mutual support and tolerance.Active dialogue of Muslim organizations and interaction with other religions boost socio-economic development and social consolidation, Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Vladimir Dorokhin read in Putin’s message.
Over 7,000 people in 1850 houses experienced a power cut in Blagoveshchenskaya Su-Psekh, Tsybanobalka, Voskresensky, Krasny on the outskirts of Anapa at 8.25 today, RIA Novosti reports.Specialists are trying to restore power for 17 people. Kubanenergo said that six power lines were broken in the south-western area of Kuban as a result of severe wind.Wind speed reached 30m/s. More power cuts may happen on the Black Sea coast. Wind speed may reach 35-38m/s in the Novorossiysk District.
Baku has held the second session of the CIS Consultative Muslim Council where head of the Caucasus Muslim Administration Sheikh-ul-Islam Allakhshukur Pashazadeh was re-elected as the chairman of the council for 5 years.An international conference entitled “CIS Muslims for peace and sustainable development” was held in Baku. It was attended by Azerbaijani religious confessions, members of government and parliament, scientists, artists and members of diplomatic missions.
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Over 15,000 tons of oil worth over 200 million rubles was stolen from pipelines and storage facilities in Kalmykia and the Astrakhan Region. About 30 people are suspected of the theft, RIA Novosti reports.29 people have been detained. They were processing the oil at illegal facilities, producing fuel worth over 20 million rubles every month and selling it at their network of petroleum stations.About 20 searches were organized in their apartments. Containers with 550 tons of oil and five containers with petroleum were found.
Russian legislators have scrapped the idea of adding an article on violation of believers’ feelings, Interfax cites Yaroslav Nilov, head of the committee for public associations and religious organizations.The punishment for such violations would have been fined with 300,000 rubles, or a violator’s wage of 2 years, or sentenced to compulsory community service for 240 hours, or compulsory community service for up to a year or a year in prison.
Saigidgusein Omargadzhiev, the deputy head of the Forestry Committee of Dagestan, was shot on Monday night, a source in the law enforcement forces of the republic said."Omargadzhiev was shot right in front of the Committee building in Makhachkala. Unidentified gunmen shot out of a car and fled the scene," the source said.
A Second World War veteran, Georgi Mogilko, born 1923, has been found dead and bound up in his home, where he lived alone, the press service of the Ministry for Interior Affairs of Kabardino-Balkaria reported today. The criminals did not touch ten thousand rubles in a bedside table or a coat with full military honours hanging in a closet. However, the investigators believe the murder was committed for the purpose of robbery.