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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. The spokesman said Umarov, the most powerful of remaining rebel commanders, turned up at a government headquarters in the Chechen town of Gudermes. Umarov became the head of Chechen separatists in June. His only rival in the resistance movement, warlord Shamil Basayev, was killed in a truck blast in...

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. In a statement dated June 23 and posted on a rebel Web site, www.daymohk.org, Umarov said the rebels would concentrate on military installations and avoid most civilians. "We intend to complete preparations this summer for a significant widening of the area of military actions, to include...

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. Statements on separatist Web sites confirmed that Abdul-Khalim Sadulayev -- also known as Saidulayev -- had been killed in the town of Argun, 30 km (20 miles) east of the regional capital Grozny. Pro-Moscow forces said they were combing the town for accomplices of Sadulayev, who was the fourth resistance leader to be killed...

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