October 22, 2014 14:35
In Astrakhan, during the court session held on October 21, Mikhail Stolyarov, the Mayor of Astrakhan, who was temporarily suspended from his post and accused of bribery, reiterated his innocence.
October 20, 2014 14:32
The Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (NAR) of Azerbaijan has completed a preliminary investigation of the criminal case opened in connection with the beating of the rights defender Ilgar Nasibov. At the same time, the court completed the investigation of the counter claim against him.
October 13, 2014 07:35
On October 12, Oleg Shein, the head of the Astrakhan regional branch of the "Spravedlivaya Rossiya (Fair Russia), stated that the historic building of the rescue station in Astrakhan, on the VolgaRiver embankment had been demolished.
October 07, 2014 09:24
The advocate of Murat Zakharyaev, who was convicted in Astrakhan along with five other figurants in the case related to recruitment of militants for taking part in warfare in Syria, Egypt and Northern Caucasus, has appealed against his client's verdict.
September 30, 2014 06:04
On September 29, in Astrakhan, 15 families of a multi-apartment building No. 78 in Menzhinsky Street, which was destroyed by fire, demanded from the municipal authorities to resolve the problem of compensation payments before the winter. Officials from the city administration have promised to conclude in the near future the agreements on redemption prices with the people affected by fire and pay monetary compensations. However, the officials refuse to indicate the exact date when the problem is solved.
September 28, 2014 23:45
Today, the cities of the South Federal District (SFD) and the North-Caucasian Federal District (NCFD) of the Russian Federation have held actions of nationwide solidarity for the preservation of the Central Black Earth Economic Region and against the decision on mining of nickel in the Khopyor River area.
September 23, 2014 20:53
The International Investment Forum in Sochi has presented projects in construction and industry, foodstuff production and tourism, which were submitted by the regions of the Southern and North-Caucasian Federal Districts (SFD and NCFD). Ingushetia and the Krasnodar Territory were leaders by the number of signed contracts.
September 22, 2014 09:00
Summing up the results of the elections held on September 14 in the regions of Southern Russia; Investment Forum in Sochi, attended by representatives of 37 foreign countries and 74 regions of Russia; uphold of verdict of guilty against Said Amirov pronounced by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation; attack on reporters of the Moscow BBC Office in Astrakhan; departure of the first group of pilgrims from Southern Russia to Hajj; early termination of the visit to Azerbaijan of the mission of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of September 15-21, 2014, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".
September 18, 2014 21:02
The attack on the filming crew of the BBC in Astrakhan was a pre-planned action and had to do with the fact that the journalists were investigating reports about deaths of Russian servicemen in the area of the Russian-Ukrainian border, the BBC reports. Dunja Mijatovic, the OSCE Representative on the Freedom of the Media, has urged the Russian authorities to ensure a transparent investigation into the incident.
September 18, 2014 09:24
In Astrakhan, while filming a story of the deaths of Russian soldiers near the border with Ukraine, members of the Moscow BBC office were attacked by unidentified men. At present, the reporters are in Moscow, and they are in safety, the Russian BBC service reports today.
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