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 (ĭn′go͞o-shē′tē-ə, ĭng′-)
A region of southwest Russia in the northern Caucasus west of Chechnya. Conquered by Russia in the 1800s, Ingushetia and Chechnya later formed a semiautonomous republic within the USSR. Ingushetia approved separation from Chechnya in a referendum (1991) and became a constituent republic of the Russian Federation the following year.
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(ˌɪn gʊˈʃi ʃə)
an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation, in Caucasia. Cap.: Nazran.
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More than 50 people have been killed and 100 injured by suicide bombers over the past week in the Moscow metro and the mainly Muslim regions of Dagestan and Ingushetia, which flank Chechnya in Russia s restive North Caucasus.
Explosions in Russia's volatile region of Ingushetia have killed at least two people and injured 28 others, including two high ranking local law enforcement officials.
Kadyrov has, however, recently made common cause with Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, the new Russian-appointed president in neighboring Ingushetia, which before World War II was lumped with Chechnya into a single Soviet state.
EU Development and Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Poul Nielson issued a statement on December 10 deploring the announced imminent closure by the Russian and Ingush authorities of a refugee camp in Ingushetia, which borders Chechnya in southern Russia.
Military and police forces clash with a large group of Chechen fighters in the southern republic of Ingushetia. Fighting erupts before dawn and continues through the day in and around Galashki, a small Ingush village near the border with Chechnya and not far from the border with Georgia.
Ingushetia's President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and Minister of Economic Development Umalat I Torshkhoev at the meeting with Qatar Chamber officials in Doha yesterday.
Riyadh, Safar 01, 1438, Nov 01, 2016, SPA -- President of the Republic of Ingushetia Yunus-bek Yevkurov received at his guest residence in Riyadh today Yasser bin Othman Al-Ramyan, director of the general investments fund.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- At least 7 people were killed and 15 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a policeman funeral in Ingushetia in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region, a spokesperson of regional emergency ministry said on Sunday.
MOSCOW: The president of Russia s volatile Caucasian republic of Ingushetia Saturday confirmed reports that Russian forces killed a senior Islamist rebel, local newswire reported.
Russian security forces say they have killed 20 separatist fighters during a gun battle in the volatile Caucasus region of Ingushetia.
Attackers armed with grenadeand rocket-launchers seized the Interior Ministry headquarters in Ingushetia, a Russian region bordering warring Chechnya, a ministry official said last night.
The aid is intended to bolster the EU's ongoing efforts to support the most vulnerable sections of the population and displaced persons in Chechnya (some 140,000 people) and neighbouring Ingushetia and Dagestan (around 80,000).