Latest North Caucasus Stories

2011-01-26 03:11:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - North Caucasus Resorts Company (NCRC) incorporated to manage $15bn public-private investment in five new ski resorts in the Caucasus - President Medvedev: "Peak 5642 is going to transform the Caucasus." - Akhmed Bilalov, Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee, appointed Chairman of the Board of NCRC: "Terrorists achieve nothing - We won't consider for one moment pulling back from our project"...

2006-08-18 06:09:03

GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - Chechen separatist leader Doku Umarov voluntarily surrendered to Russian authorities on Friday, a spokesman for the pro-Russian government in Chechnya said.

2006-06-23 14:01:08

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov said on Friday that he plans to expand attacks against Russia, his first public statement since taking over as chief of the Chechen separatists.

2006-06-18 04:39:59

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechnya's rebels pledged on Sunday to press ahead with their fight for freedom from Russian rule despite the death in battle of their leader.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.