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19 January 2022, 13:36

Canadian authorities recommend not visiting Northern Caucasus

The Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a memo recommending its citizens refrain from travelling to certain Russian regions.

The MFA's guidelines updated on January 18, advise Canadian citizens to "exercise a high degree of caution due to crime and the threat of terrorism" and "avoid all travels" to the following regions: districts of the Rostov Region bordering on Ukraine; the republics of Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia; the Budyonnovsk, Kursk, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky and Stepnovsky Districts of the Stavropol Territory; the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (including the Mount Elbrus area); the Karachay-Cherkessian Republic and North Ossetia.

The Section "Security and Safety" of the memo indicates the reasons why Canadian citizens should refrain from visiting certain regions.

Regarding the Rostov Region, the MFA notes a "significant military presence." "The situation along the Ukrainian border is unpredictable and could change quickly," the Canadian MFA has warned.

According to the Ministry, "terrorist acts have frequented in the republics of Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, as well as in the Stavropol Territory."

The Canadian authorities urge to refrain from visiting Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia and North Ossetia due to "high tensions in the regions bordering on Georgia."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 19, 2022 at 06:25 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: The Caucasian Knot

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