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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...

2006-05-17 05:36:49

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A car exploded and killed seven people including a top Russian policeman in the southern Russian region of Ingushetia on Wednesday. Among the dead was Dzhabrail Kostoyev, deputy head of the interior ministry in Ingushetia, two of his guards and four civilians, a police spokesman said. Ingushetia borders Chechnya where separatist guerrillas have fought Russian rule for more than a decade. Rebels have pledged total war against police in the North...

2006-05-17 02:48:10

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed seven people including a top Russian policeman on Wednesday when he drove his car into a police convoy in the southern Russian region of Ingushetia. Among the dead was Dzhabrail Kostoyev, deputy head of the Ingushetia interior ministry, two of his guards, and four civilians, a police spokesman said. The news came simultaneously with a report from Interfax news agency that unknown gunmen had killed the governor of a...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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