Latest North Ossetia-Alania Stories
Text of report by Gazprom-owned Russian newspaper Izvestiya on 25 August [Interview with Oleg Dobrodeyev, VGTRK director-general, by correspondent Natalya Kochetkova: "VGTRK Director-General Oleg Dobrodeyev: 'The historical wisdom of the people has always avoided extremes'"] Director-General Oleg Dobrodeyev of the VGTRK [All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, which owns the Rossiya TV channel] has announced the latest changes in the holding company's news broadcasts.
Text of report by Russian internet news agency Regnum, specializing in regional reporting 29 August: South Ossetia counts to become part of Russia within the coming two or three years, South Ossetian parliament vice- speaker Tarzan Kokoyty has said at a news conference at the international Tskhinvali-2008 press centre.
Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Vladikavkaz, 26 August: At a meeting with representatives of Rosaviatsiya [Federal Air Transport Agency] and North Ossetian authorities on Tuesday [26 August] the Russian Transport Ministry decided to build a new runway at the Vladikavkaz airport, Rosaviatsiya deputy head Anatoliy Pchelin told journalists.
Excerpt from report by Russian internet news agency Regnum, specializing in regional reporting 18 August: Small groups of [Russian] soldiers - from five to 10 vehicles each - have started moving from Tskhinvali [capital of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region] in the direction of Vladikavkaz [capital of Russia's North Ossetia].
Text of report by Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia website on 14 August [Editorial by F. de Carreras: "Sorcerer's Apprentices"] At dawn last Thursday, Georgian troops launched a brutal and unexpected land and air attack on Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia.
TENSIONS between Russia and Georgia over tiny South Ossetia simmered for a decade and a half before exploding into violence. The conflict has global implications due to the vital oil pipelines that run through the Georgian heartland.
VLADIKAVKAZ. Aug 10 (Interfax-South) - An airmobile hospital deployed by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry handled 47 wounded persons, evacuated from the zone of hostilities in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone, between noon, Moscow time on Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.
The flood of refugees from Tskhinvali is growing, state-owned Russian television channel Rossiya reported on 9 August. According to latest reports, over 1,000 people crossed the border from South to North Ossetia, among them many wounded. North Ossetia will receive 3,000 refugees.
By Oliver Bullough VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - Watching the evening promenade of teen-agers down Vladikavkaz's shady central boulevard, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a small Mediterranean town.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Near-simultaneous blasts rocked three slot machine halls in the Russian Caucasus town Vladikavkaz on Thursday, killing two people, the local Emergencies Ministry said.
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