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2008-09-01 15:00:06

Excerpt from report by Gazprom-owned, editorially independent Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy on 1 September [Presenter] The well-known opposition figure and owner of the Ingushetiya.ru website Magomed Yevloyev was buried in Ingushetia today. Yesterday, he was fatally wounded after being detained by police at Magas airport. He had arrived there aboard the same flight as the president of Ingushetia, Murat Zyazikov. There are unconfirmed reports today that there had been an extremely...

2008-08-31 12:00:15

The late owner of a website critical of the local authorities, Magomed Yevloyev, was about to advocate separation of the Republic of Ingushetia from the Russian Federation, according to the Caucasus Times website. Yevloyev recently consulted some of his friends regarding the alleged ethnic cleansing in Russia, the Prague-based website which specializes in covering news from the Caucasus region quoted an anonymous journalist in Ingushetia as saying on 31 August. "The day before his killing...

2006-07-10 08:53:05

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's most wanted man, Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev, was killed during an overnight operation by special forces, the state security chief told President Vladimir Putin on Monday. FSB security agency chief Nikolai Patrushev said Basayev, who had claimed responsibility for the bloody 2004 Beslan school attack, had been planning an attack in southern Russia to disrupt the Group of Eight summit of world leaders Putin is hosting this...

2006-07-10 08:04:34

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's most wanted man, Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev, was killed in an overnight operation by special forces, the state security chief told President Vladimir Putin on Monday. FSB security agency chief Nikolai Patrushev said Basayev, who has claimed responsibility for the bloody 2004 Beslan school attack, and his men had been planning an attack in southern Russia to coincide with Russia hosting the Group of Eight summit of world leaders this weekend. More...

2005-12-15 05:42:58

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of a probe into Russia's Beslan school tragedy has said terrorists alone were to blame for it, remarks that suggested bureaucrats accused of failing to stop the raid could be exonerated. Some 330 people -- half of them children -- died after Chechen gunmen took them hostage in a school in southern Russian for three days in September 2004. Most died in a series of sudden explosions and firefights at the end but it is still not clear what sparked the...

2005-08-30 13:19:11

By Sonia Oxley MOSCOW (Reuters) - The man behind the Beslan school siege said on Tuesday a failed Russian special services sting had allowed his militants a free passage into the region to conduct the attack that killed 330 people almost a year ago. Shamil Basayev, Russia's most wanted man, issued the statement on separatist Web site www.kavkazcenter.com days before the anniversary of the bloodbath and at a time when authorities face criticism for failing to clarify what happened....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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