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Krasnodar is leading the list of top ten cities of Russia forprospects, drawn up by the magazine Russky Reportyor, Yuga.ru reports.The rating includes Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don,Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Yaroslavl, Ufa and Perm.The major industrial centers of the Urals and Siberia could haveaffected the rating, with Krasnodar losing the top position. The mainbenefits of Krasnodar are its natural and climatic characteristics andinvestment-attractiveness.

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The police of Pyatigorsk have arrested a citizen who is on the wantedlist while he was trying to steal a bicycle, RIA Novosti reports.The Criminal Police Chief of Pyatigorsk, Pavel Prokopovich, said thatthe man had borrowed a bicycle but sold it instead of returning it.The man was resisting arrest and was under the influence of drugs. Hewas on the federal wanted list for theft.

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The Turkish Agriculture Ministry analyzed five samples of drinks atthe yacht club in Bodrum and said that over 20 Russian tourists hadbeen poisoned by a low-quality whiskey called Mister Burdon, RIANovosti reports.Methyl alcohol in the whiskey exceeded the norm three-fold.The alcohol was imported by the firm Jasmine from Northern Cyprus to alocal Ankara market by the company Birlik Gyda. 12,000 bottles weresold in Antalya, Mugla, Merisna and Ankara.

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Three more Russians were hospitalized in Turkey as a result of food poisoning, RIA Novosti reports. According to Oleg Moseyev, a spokesman for the Russian Tourism Ministry, they were poisoned by low-quality alcohol. All three tourists are now in the Sklifosofsky Institute Hospital.

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The Russian Investigative Committee has charged Rustam Mahmoudov withthe murder of the journalist of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper AnnaPolitkovskaya and a set of other crimes, a spokesman for the committeeVladimir Markin said, RIA Novosti reports.Mahmoudov committed other crimes in Moscow in the 90s, includingkidnappings and racketeering. He was arrested in Chechnya and taken toMoscow.

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Georgia is one of the oldest Christian nations and has always wantedto rejoin with the West, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili toldEuronews, Trend reports.The opposition, in trying to take parliamentary seats, has full accessto television but wants to overthrow the government. The opposition isscarce, which is good news, Saakashvili said.

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David Murashev, the suspect in the Dzhikayev murder investigation, resisted arrest and was shot by the police in Vladikavkaz on Tuesday. The injury he sustained resulted in his death, however, he admitted his guilt before dying, RIA Novosti reports.

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AIDS in Ingushetia

 Staff members of the Ingush HIV Center are concerned about the rise of AIDS in the republic

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The man suspected of the assassination of Shamil Dzhikayev, the Dean of the Philology Faculty of the North Ossetian State University and public figure, has been killed during a special operation, RIA Novosti cites the press service of the republican ministry of internal affairs.

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