South Federal District

March 22, 2019 12:46

March 22, 2019 12:41

  • Russian military exercises held in Abkhazia

    About 1500 Russian military servicemen of the Southern Military District (SMD) took part in the exercises held at Abkhaz training ranges, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported.

March 22, 2019 10:19

  • Adyg activists criticize celebration of Circassian New Year

    The celebration of the Circassian New Year was held in Maikop with authorities' support. In Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia, this day is not celebrated. The Circassian New Year comes from paganism; it is not a folk custom and is not popular among the Adygs, since most of them do not want to sacrifice their Islamic identity, activists have stated.

March 21, 2019 11:52

March 20, 2019 23:54

  • Circassian New Year arouses interest in Adygs' culture

    The tenth official celebration of the Circassian New Year is scheduled for March 21 in Maikop, the capital of Adygea. The holiday, which was originally considered a family one, over the years united the Adygs (Circassians) and interested other nations, scientists believe.

March 19, 2019 20:28

  • Imam Makhmud Velitov asks to transfer him to civilian hospital

    Imam Makhmud Velitov, sentenced for justifying terrorism, is hospitalized, reports the Department for the Astrakhan Region of the Federal Penitentiary Service (known as FSIN). Prison doctors are to decide whether the transfer of the prisoner to a civilian hospital is justified.

March 16, 2019 10:34

March 16, 2019 08:25

  • Anastasia Shevchenko's arrest extended for three months

    The Leninsky District Court of Rostov-on-Don extended until June 17 the term of house arrest to activist Anastasia Shevchenko, accused of involvement in an undesirable organization. The defence's request to let Anastasia Shevchenko take her children to school and go for walks was dismissed.

March 15, 2019 19:50

  • Commander of Southern Military District included in EU sanctions list

    Alexander Dvornikov, the commander of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces, has become one of the Russian citizens included in the EU sanctions list. After the incident in the Kerch Strait, Alexander Dvornikov is banned from entering the territory of the EU member countries.

March 14, 2019 18:28

  • Two militants killed in Stavropol Territory, NAC reports

    Today, two natives of the Volgograd Region have been killed by law enforcers in the Stavropol Territory. The National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reports that the suspects were plotting a terror act. According to the NAC, no one else suffered.

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