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2008-08-29 12:00:57

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....

2008-08-29 12:00:10

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. Regnum news agency quotes the vice-speaker as noting that the unification of [Russia's] North Ossetia and [Georgia's] South Ossetia will mean restoration of historic justice....

2008-08-26 15:00:46

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. He added that, on the whole, a decision to reconstruct the airport's airfield had been taken long ago, however there were...

2008-08-18 15:00:07

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]. Thus, the Russian Armed Forces started fulfilling the president's decision on the withdrawal of the [Russian] 58th Army from South Ossetia to the stationing...

2008-08-14 18:00:15

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. A few hours later, Russia counterattacked with all its military might. Shortly afterward Abkhazia went to Ossetia's defence, confronting Georgia. The Russian troops easily took control of the situation in Ossetia. They crossed...

2008-08-11 03:00:43

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. Georgia declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and the trouble with South Ossetia began almost immediately. Home to only 70,000 people, the small, mountainous region quickly declared its own independence - from Georgia. Ossetians are a...

2008-08-10 21:00:27

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. "Forty-four surgical operations were performed. The patients are persons with gunshot wounds and mine blast injuries," ministry spokesperson Irina Andrianova told Interfax on Sunday. "150 people with minor injuries,...

2008-08-09 09:00:55

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. Buses are being prepared in Vladikavkaz to evacuate people from the hostilities area. Refugee centres have been set up at holiday resorts, summer camps and spas. Places for the wounded have been reserved in...

2006-06-13 07:44:04

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. It's certainly hard to believe you are close to violent Chechnya, deep in the Caucasus in southern Russia. Ossetians, for whom Vladikavkaz is the capital, have not joined the militants who are spreading from Chechnya to other Muslim regions of the North Caucasus. They...

2006-02-02 15:45:01

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. There was no word on what had caused the blasts in the gaming parlors, which are popular across Russia after gambling was outlawed in Soviet times. "Thirteen people are injured and two people have died," a spokesman said. Russian news agencies reported most casualties were young people in their 20s...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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