Russian envoy explains disappearance of 110,000 children in North Caucasus
Alexander Khloponin, Russian Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy to the North Caucasian Federal District, has explained disappearance of 110,000 children in the region, RIA Novosti reports.
The official said that the figures differed from statistics. The problem was about statistical problems. Khloponin noted that there was no information about deaths or disappearances of the children. They “were born, but did not go to school”, he explains.
Russian Minister for Labour and Social Protection Maksim Topilin said in February 2013 that the number of handicapped children in the North Caucasus seemed different from general figures in Russia. Their numbers in Ingushetia exceeded the average number in Russia five-fold. Chechnya exceeded the average three-fold.