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Business success in Stavropol Territory

Business success in Stavropol Territory

Stavropol Territory leads in small- and medium-sized business development

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (April 6, 2011)

The Guardian published an article containing anthropological research of the word “Caucasian” and its meaning. According to this material, the term "Caucasian" was introduced by the German anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, who was busy measuring skulls in Georgia in the 19th century, and for no good reason decided that the Caucasus was the birthplace of mankind. He made division of Aryan, Semitic (Jews) and Hamitic (north Africans), just as it was written in Genesis.

Odes Baysultanov becomes Chechen PM

The Chechen parliament has voted unanimously for Odes Baysultanov as the new prime minister of the republic.

Medvedev urges North Caucasus security services to cooperate

Medvedev urges North Caucasus security services to cooperate

 The president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, has urged military forces and law-enforcement bodies to consolidate against terrorism and prevent the destabilization of the situation in the North Caucasus.The head of the state spoke about the significance of cooperation between various structures of military forces. He spoke about a  recent special operation in Ingushetia as an example of successful cooperation. 

Terrorist attack prevented in Kabardino-Balkaria

Terrorist attack prevented in Kabardino-Balkaria

The special services prevented a terrorist attack in Kabardino-Balkaria, the National Anti-terrorist Committee reports. Yesterday the officers of the law-enforcement agencies of the republic arrested two supporters and one member of terrorist groups and seized three bombs measuring 3 kg in general, grenades and bullets. The seized bombs were ready for explosion. So it can be stated that the special service officers were managed to prevent terrorist attacks.

Azerbaijan: no opposition, no rally

Azerbaijan: no opposition, no rally

Radicals won’t hamper state management

Kazakhstan election committee declares Nazarbayev winner of presidential polls

Kazakhstan election committee declares Nazarbayev winner of presidential polls

The Central Electoral Committee of Kazakhstan registered Nursultan Nazarbayev as the elected president of the country. Yesterday the Central Electoral Committee officially announced Nazarbayev’s win in the early presidential elections, which were held on April 3. According to the results Nazarbayev got 95.5% of the vote.

Marriages by abduction in Georgia

Marriages by abduction in Georgia

The Criminal Code of the Georgian SSR used to include an article on bride kidnapping

Kamil Salimov: “To deal with corruption one should use Scandinavian and South Korean methods”

Kamil Salimov: “To deal with corruption one should use Scandinavian and South Korean methods”

 Professor of Baku State University, Doctor of Law Kamil Salimov, told a VK correspondent how to cope with corruption.- The President of Azerbaijan has admitted that the state apparatus is corrupt and the market is not free; so he ordered a special commission to take certain measures. Will these measures change the whole situation?

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (April 5, 2011)

The Washington Post reports that Iran’s OPEC governor says there is no need for the producer group to hold an emergency meeting, even as oil prices have surged by 30 percent since February over unrest in the Arab world. Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency quoted Mohammad Ali Khatabi on Tuesday as saying that the spike in crude prices is linked to the unrest roiling several oil producing nations and that such factors are beyond the control of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. The U.S.

Inauguration ceremony of Ramzan Kadyrov takes place in Grozny

Inauguration ceremony of Ramzan Kadyrov takes place in Grozny

The inauguration ceremony of Ramzan Kadyrov as the head of the Chechen Republic took place at the State Theatre and Concert Hall in Grozny today,

Armenia postpones opening of airport in Khankendi

Armenia postpones opening of airport in Khankendi

The authorities of the breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh have postponed opening the airport at Khankendi, Armenian media cite a local spokesman. The opening of the airport was postponed till May 9. The official said that this is not related to the reaction of Azerbaijan.

Storm Warning

Storm Warning

Why did the French and US Ambassadors criticize the Georgian authorities?

Dress-code for Chechen women

Dress-code for Chechen women

Chechen ombudsman vs «Human rights watch»

Russia and Azerbaijan to mark 19th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Russia and Azerbaijan to mark 19th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Azerbaijan and Russia are marking the 19th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Rosneft to build oil refinery in Chechnya

Rosneft to build oil refinery in Chechnya

Construction of an oil refinery by Rosneft in Chechnya will begin next month.

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (April 2-4, 2011)

  The Guardian published an article on the current oil price situation, which states that oil prices have hit their highest level since the financial crisis, amid continuing supply fears over the conflict in Libya and renewed optimism about global economic growth. US crude rose to $108.74 on Monday morning, its highest level since September 2008.

Russian, Chinese presidents congratulate Nazarbayev on poll win

Russian, Chinese presidents congratulate Nazarbayev on poll win

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to congratulate him on winning the presidential polls.

Alexei Vlasov: Staff reshuffles in the economic as well as political structures of Kazakhstan are to be expected

Alexei Vlasov: "Staff reshuffles in the economic as well as political structures of Kazakhstan are to be expected"

Alexei Vlasov, VK’s chief editor and political expert on Kazakhstan's prospects after the elections - Presidential elections were held in Kazakhstan

Armenian traditions of humor and satire

Armenian traditions of humor and satire

The Day of Satire and Humor is celebrated in Armenia on April 1