Archive for the ‘Kavkaz Press’ Category

Georgia appeals to puppet ‘North Caucasian republics’ bypassing Russia

Monday, February 22, 2010 Comments Off

“Georgia, bypassing Russia, is ready to cooperate with North Caucasian republics”, the Pirweli agency reported with reference to the deputy of the Georgian parliament Nugzar Tsiklauri. Tsiklauri said it is a political will of the Georgian side and added that “Georgia is aware that the proposals put forward to the countries of the North Caucasus […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia Press, Kavkaz Press

Organized crime in the Caucasus

Friday, November 27, 2009 Comments Off

Caucasus is traditionally seen as the geographical bridge between Europe and the Middle East and it is one of the focal regions in modern day global politics due to its sensitive placement within the reach of some of the most volatile, yet energy rich peripheries of Eurasia. Moreover it is a region, with a colorful […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia Press, Ioannis Michaletos, Kavkaz Press, Special Reporters

Putin may return to Kremlin in ’09: report

Thursday, November 6, 2008 Comments Off

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev could resign from his post in 2009 to pave the way for Vladimir Putin to return to the Kremlin, Vedomosti newspaper reported on Thursday, citing an unidentified source close to the Kremlin.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

Estonia says NATO needs strategic re-think over Russia

Friday, September 5, 2008 Comments Off

NATO should re-consider where it has bases and other infrastructure and the European Union should take concrete steps in response to Russia’s actions in Georgia, Estonia’s foreign minister said.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

Tbilisi’s ethnic Russians face uncertain future

Saturday, August 23, 2008 Comments Off

TBILISI (Reuters) – They are 21st century barbarians, thugs, thieves, fascist hordes bent on killing, sacking Georgian cities, burning treasured forests, humiliating and crushing a proud people.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia News, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

FACTBOX: Developments in Georgia

Sunday, August 10, 2008 Comments Off

(Reuters) – Following are developments in Georgia at 1030 gmt on Sunday: – A senior Russian defense official said Russian troops controlled most of Tskhinvali, the South Ossetian capital.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

TIMELINE: Conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia

Saturday, August 9, 2008 Comments Off

(Reuters) – Russian armored vehicles have entered the northern edges of Tskhinvali, the capital of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia, the separatists’ press service reported on its website on Friday.

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TIMELINE: Georgia and Russia’s worsening relations

Friday, August 8, 2008 Comments Off

(Reuters) – Here is a chronology of recent events in Georgian-Russian relations after fighting in the capital of Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia region. The issue of South Ossetia’s independence has bedeviled Georgia’s relations with Russia.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

FACTBOX: Scenarios for Georgia’s South Ossetia crisis

Friday, August 8, 2008 Comments Off

(Reuters) – Fighting raged in and around the capital of Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia region on Friday as Georgian troops, backed by tanks and warplanes, pounded separatist forces in a bid to re-take control of the territory. The following are possible scenarios:

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

TIMELINE: Conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia

Friday, August 8, 2008 Comments Off

(Reuters) – Fighting raged in and around the capital of Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia region on Friday as Georgian troops and warplanes pounded separatist forces in a bid to regain control of the territory. The separatists have Moscow’s political and financial backing.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

FACTBOX: Georgia’s importance as an energy transit state

Friday, August 8, 2008 Comments Off

(Reuters) – Georgia, where government forces fought pro-Russian separatists on Friday, is an energy highway to the West with two major pipelines routed via the capital Tbilisi.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

Prosecutor’s Office confirms, ”There is no god but Allah”

Monday, June 30, 2008 Comments Off

Russian media reported that Prosecutor’s Office of the Krasnoyarsk Province in Siberia has conducted an examination and did not discover any violations of the law of the Russian Federation in placing the verse from the Koran “There is no god but Allah” on the wall of the Krasnoyarsk mosque.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

Vehicle of ringleader of puppet police gang blown up

Sunday, June 8, 2008 Comments Off

The sources of Russian invaders reported that a car with ringleader of the gang called Sunzha District Police, Shamil Kutsayev, was blown up in Sunzha District of the Province of Ichkeria on Friday. The incident occurred on the Caucasus Motorway (“Kavkaz”) near the Assinovskaya-Sernovodsk intersection. The Murtad (apostate) and two of his bodyguards were taken […]

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

Russia’s records

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Comments Off

The results of implementation of the Putin-Medvedev projects require no comments. Russia is ahead of the entire planet in the decrease of the population, and 134th in the population’s life expectancy.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

TIMELINE: Events leading to Georgia’s election

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Comments Off

(Reuters) – Here is a chronology of events leading to a parliamentary election in Georgia on Wednesday: November 2, 2007 – Up to 70,000 people demanding early elections protest against President Mikheil Saakashvili in the biggest show of unrest since a peaceful revolution swept him to power four years earlier.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

FACTBOX: Georgian parliamentary election: rules and parties

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Comments Off

(Reuters) – Georgia is holding a parliamentary election on Wednesday. Here are some details about the voting and the major parties: ELECTORATE – About 3.5 million eligible voters.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

Chechen Mujahideen offer to help Georgia in its standoff with Russia

Sunday, May 11, 2008 Comments Off

On April 29, Movladi Udugov, an envoy of the Chechen rebels outside the Caucasus, declared that the North Caucasian insurgency could help Georgia in its standoff with Russia. Relations between Georgia and Russia have significantly deteriorated since the Russian government decided

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

FACTBOX: Diplomatic challenges facing Russia’s Medvedev

Thursday, May 1, 2008 Comments Off

(Reuters) – Diplomatic novice Dmitry Medvedev will take over next week as Russian president with a thick stack of foreign policy challenges in his in-tray.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

Enter Russia’s new first lady, Svetlana Medvedeva

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Comments Off

MOSCOW - A patron of Russian fashion, socialite and supporter of the arts, Svetlana Medvedeva is shaking off her air of mystery as she prepares to become Russia’s first lady.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia News, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

FACTBOX: Russian energy transit states

Monday, March 3, 2008 Comments Off

Russia’s relations with countries through which it ships gas, power and coal to Europe have been characterized by frequent disputes.

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia News, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

Bush puzzles over who’ll be in charge in Russia

Saturday, March 1, 2008 Comments Off

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Imagine a crisis breaking out somewhere in the world, and President George W. Bush suddenly has to get the Kremlin on the hotline. After Sunday’s presidential election in Russia, who’s he going to call?

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

FACTBOX-Breakaway regions look to Kosovo precedent

Sunday, February 17, 2008 Comments Off

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on Sunday, ending a long chapter in the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia.

This was posted under category: Balkan News, Balkan Press, Balkans, Eurasia, Eurasia News, Eurasia Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press, Middle Orient, Middle Orient News, Middle Orient Press

The Statement by Amir ‘Abdul-Majid, the Amir of the Dagestan Front of the Emirate of Caucasus

Sunday, January 27, 2008 Comments Off

Editorial staff of “Jamaat Shariat” has received the text of the official statement by Amir ‘Abdul-Majid, released by the press service of the Amir of the Dagestan Front of the Armed Forces of the Emirate of Caucasus.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

Tycoon tells of plot to kill him in London

Monday, December 31, 2007 Comments Off

A BILLIONAIRE businessman living in Britain fears he has been targeted in an assassination plot being planned in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

The Caucasus Emirate. An official statement of the CE Vekalat

Monday, December 31, 2007 Comments Off

The editors of Kavkaz-Center have received the text of an official statement of the Vakil of the Vekalat of the Caucasus Emirate (the Head of the Official Representation of CE) in connection to recent events in Caucasus and information that has been published in the media.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

Bhutto death may trigger terror: Russian diplomat

Thursday, December 27, 2007 Comments Off

The killing of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on Thursday could trigger a wave of terror in the country, a top Russian diplomat was quoted as saying.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

Russian liberal says won’t run for presidency

Thursday, December 27, 2007 Comments Off

Veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov withdrew from Russia’s presidential race on Wednesday, saying the opposition needed to put forward a single candidate in the March election to withstand the Kremlin’s “foul play”.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

Russia to Deliver S-300 Missile System to Iran

Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Comments Off

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency) Iran signed a contract with Russia Tuesday night on the purchase of an advanced missile system called S-300, Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said here on Wednesday.

This was posted under category: Iran, Iran News, Iran Press, Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

Russian PM says Kudrin lost 1 billion roubles

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Comments Off

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov asked Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin on Thursday to account for 1 billion roubles ($41 million) in earthquake relief funds that had gone missing.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

Russia police hold activists on way to funeral

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Comments Off

SERPUKHOV, Russia (Reuters) – A Russian opposition activist accused the authorities of “cynical and immoral” behavior on Thursday after police briefly held two busloads of activists as they traveled to a colleague’s funeral.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

Russia warns of “chain reaction” from Kosovo UDI

Monday, December 10, 2007 Comments Off

Russia warned the West on Monday that recognizing a unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) by Kosovo could set off a “chain reaction” of problems in the Balkans and beyond.

This was posted under category: Balkan News, Balkan Press, Balkans, Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

Ayatollah Putin

Sunday, December 9, 2007 Comments Off

The meaning of Sunday’s Russian parliamentary elections is not to be found in the results. There was never any doubt that Vladimir Putin’s party would take an overwhelming majority. United Russia, with the president at the top of its list, enjoyed every imaginable advantage, legal and illegal. Opposition groups, including my own Other Russia coalition, […]

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz Press

Small pro-Putin party won’t contest president vote

Friday, December 7, 2007 Comments Off

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Fair Russia, a small political party backing President Vladimir Putin, will not nominate its own candidate for a presidential election in March, the party’s leader said on Friday.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

Russia goes to the polls

Sunday, December 2, 2007 Comments Off

BARNAUL, Russia (Reuters) – Russians voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election widely viewed as a referendum on President Vladimir Putin and overshadowed by opposition accusations that pro-Kremlin forces enjoy an unfair advantage.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press

Russian police say two’s a crowd

Thursday, November 29, 2007 Comments Off

When does a legitimate Russian political protest become an illegal gathering? Answer: When a second person joins in to spoil it.

This was posted under category: Kavkaz, Kavkaz News, Kavkaz Press