Latest Nalchik Stories

2010-10-12 06:10:00

Researchers said Monday that traces of a previously unknown Bronze Age civilization have been discovered in the peaks of Russia's Caucasus Mountains because of aerial photographs taken 40 years ago.

2005-12-06 20:17:23

By Oliver Bullough NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Timur Mamayev was repeatedly beaten by police, who insulted his religion and harassed his children, his wife says. He appealed for help to the authorities but got no answer.

2005-10-14 08:01:56

By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin told rebel insurgents on Friday they could expect no mercy in future after his forces said they killed scores of gunmen who launched an audacious raid on a town in the Caucasus.

2005-10-14 05:24:37

By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian security forces said on Friday they had all but wiped out the remnants of a rebel force that tried to storm a Caucasus town in an attack that raised doubts about the Kremlin's control in the region.

2005-10-14 01:36:09

By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian security forces said on Friday they had saved a group of hostages and killed their Chechen captors who held them overnight in a town in the Caucasus following a huge rebel raid that killed dozens.

2005-10-13 20:59:07

By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian security forces were surrounding Chechen fighters holed up with hostages in a town in the Caucasus on Friday, officials said, a day after a brazen rebel raid that killed dozens.

2005-10-13 07:27:32

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechen fighters launched a huge attack on police and army buildings in a southern Russia town on Thursday in a brazen operation that killed dozens and challenged Kremlin assertions it had the turbulent Caucasus under control.

2005-10-13 04:29:49

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunbattles raged in a town in Russia's turbulent Caucasus region on Thursday after about 150 armed men, described as "religious extremists," staged lightning raids in which security forces killed 50 of the attackers.

2005-10-13 03:31:18

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twenty people believed to be Russian security forces were killed in Thursday's rebel attack on the southern town of Nalchik, Moscow radio quoted a hospital source as saying.

2005-10-13 03:12:44

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Emergency services said there had been "numerous casualties" among local people in the southern Russian town of Nalchik attacked on Thursday by armed insurgents, Itar-Tass news agency reported.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.