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Three killed in fighting in Kizlyar

Operations are ongoingto find all the participants in the fighting and the reasons for it

The main idea of sharia law is bringing together conflicting sides – Dagestani religion minister

The main idea of sharia law is bringing together conflicting sides – Dagestani religion minister

Minister for National Policy, Religion and External Relations of Dagestan Bekmurza Bekmurzaev told VK about his vision of anti-extremist policy.

Dead militants were involved in Karabulak terrorist attack

Two militants killed today in Ekazhevo in Ingushetia were involved in a terrorist attack in Karabulak and were planning a whole series of terrorist acts, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the FSB Public Relations Centre

Сlash with militants over in Ingushetia

"Gunfire has ceased at the scene of operation to eliminate militants in the village of Ekajevo," said  Ingushetian Prosecutor Yuri Turygin, according to Interfax."Investigators and members of the prosecutor's office have started examining the scene," he added.

Restitution of Independence day is celebrated in Georgia

Restitution of Independence day is celebrated in Georgia

Since midnight, people have been arriving at the monument to victims on April 9th in front of the Georgian parliament on Rustaveli prospect. Former members of the national movement, politicians and ordinary people are laying flowers and lighting candles in memory of the fallen, Georgia online reports.

Information impasses of post-Soviet integration, part 2

Information impasses of post-Soviet integration, part 2

To promote the idea of the Customs Union, it is necessary show how the consolidation of the potentials of the three states can benefit average citizens.

Over 100 veterans of war to be pardoned

Over 100 veterans of the Great Patriotic War are in places ofdetention and their pardon is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of theVictory, Alexander Reimer, head of the federal detention service, saidin a speech on Thursday at a visiting session of the State Duma’ssecurity committee, RIA Novosti reports.“According to the Duma’s prescript, all participants in the GreatPatriotic War, prisoners of concentration camps and inmates of ghettosare to be released. This amounts to about 100 people,” – Reimer said.

Chechen parliament passes laws

On Thursday, the Chechen parliament passed several laws in their firstreading, the main ones being the bills “On changing the law ofChechnya”, “On protection of the population and territory of theChechen Republic from emergency situations of a natural andtechnological character”, “On the formation of the emergency andrescue services of the Chechen Republic” and “On government supportfor cargo deliveries using vehicle transport”, Grozny Inform reports.According to a Chechen parliamentarian, Maliki Etieva, the changes are

Information impasses of post-Soviet integration

Information impasses of post-Soviet integration

The general trends, including natural integration, trade intensification, friendship of peoples, etc. can not be considered universal.

The Slope of Reconciliation

The Slope of Reconciliation

 In Yunus-Bek Yevkurov’s homeland, in the Prigorodny region, Ossetians and Ingushetians are no longer thinking about opposition.

Two police killed in Kabardino-Balkaria

Unidentified assailants shot dead two policemen in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. "At 23.40 on Wednesday, near the central railway station of Baksan, in the Kabardino-Balkaria republic, unknown assailants… opened fire on a squad car," police were quoted as saying by Interfax. Two police officers died of their injuries at the scene. The attackers fled.

Suspect in Baku mosque blast extradited to Azerbaijan

Samir Mehdiyev, one of the leaders of the terrorist organization "The Brothers of the Forest ", has been extradited from Pakistan to Azerbaijan.Members of the gang are suspected of carrying out a bomb attack on Abu-Bakr mosque in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on August 17, 2008, reports Interfax.Mehdiyev illegally crossed the borders of Iran, Turkey and Georgia, and recently stayed in Pakistan until being arrested.

Suicide bomber identified

Law enforcement agencies have identified the suicide bomber, who blew herself up at the metro station "Lubyanka” in Moscow on March 29. Mariam Sharipova was a native of Dagestan, born in 1982, RIA Novosti reports referring to the federal strategical headquarters of the National Anti-Terror Committee. "According to available data, she had been the wife of the militant leader Magomedali Vagapov," runs the report.

The Victory relay

The Victory relay

From Chechnya to Vladikavkaz, from North Ossetia to Armenia

  9 days past since terrorist attacks in the Moscow Metro

9 days past since terrorist attacks in the Moscow Metro

April 6 the ninth day since the terrorist attacks at the metro stations "Park Kultury" and "Lubyanka". Hundreds of people came to the places of the attacks to commemorate the the killed, RIA Novosti reports.

The VC Editor-in-Chief answers readers’ questions

Alexei Vlasov talks on the explosions in the Moscow Metro and on the actions of the federal authorities in the North Caucasus

Long Live Stalin.

Long Live Stalin.

The events of 1956 gave impetus to the development of feelings, whichstarted the national movement in Georgia.

Security agencies of Ingushetia switched to high alert

As a result of this morning's terrorist attacks on the municipalinternal affairs department in the town of Karabuk in Ingushetiya, allthe security agencies have been switched to high alert, reports RIANews, citing a spokesman for the republic's crisis center.An emergency meeting was held, where instructions were given tovarious security departments .A suicide bomber killed at least two police officers in the Russianrepublic of Ingushetia, in the latest in a series of such bombings.

Railway traffic fully restored in Dagestan

Yesterday in Dagestan was undermined a railway track.  By now, railway traffic has been fully restored, reports Itar-Tass referring to the press service of the Southern Regional Center of the Ministry of Emergencies. "Yesterday, the railway traffic  was resumed in the direction of Baku and  three trains have already past. Today at 05:17 Moscow time emergency works have been completed, the movement has been resumed  on the both railways,"  a source said .

Terrorists attack the Karabulak police office by series of explosions

Terrorists attack the Karabulak police office by series of explosions

The second explosion occurred in the same parking lot in Karabulak in Ingushetia, as the previous one. An employee of the prosecutor’s office has  been slightly wounded.According to information received by ITAR-TASS from law enforcement agencies of Ingushetia, "the second explosive assembly has been  detonated in a car parked in front of the police office and, presumably, has been equipped with remote control.