Latest North Ossetia-Alania Stories

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.

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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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