North Ossetia


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North Ossetia

or A·la·nia  (ä-län′yä)
A semiautonomous region of southwest Russia in the central Caucasus bordering on Georgia. Annexed by Russia in the early 1800s, it later comprised the North Ossetian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of the USSR (1936-1991).
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This was stated in the report-message by the head of the republic Vyacheslav Bitarov, referring to the situation in the agrarian sphere of North Ossetia.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Six people, who were stuck in a burning car, tragically died in the accident which occurred on North Ossetia one of the Republics of North Caucasus in Russia on Monday.
Sanayee, for his part, referred to geographical closeness of North Ossetia to Iran and cultural commonalities between the two countries, and called for strengthening of cooperation within the framework of growing trend of ties between Tehran and Moscow.
Crime boss Aziz Batukayev is held in the remand prison of Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, under extradition arrest, AKIpress was told in the General Prosecutor's Office of Kyrgyzstan on July 22.
Licenses of Moscow-based Zamoskvoretsky Bank and Digbank Bank from Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, were cancelled for their highly risky credit policies and non-compliance with federal laws on banking operations.
The Northern Russian Caucasus region, which includes the republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Chechnya, North Ossetia and Karachay were troubled and unstable due to the activity of illegal armed groups that raise tension in the region.
for North Ossetia closed traffic along the Military-Georgian Highway on the Georgian side's request at 1.
More than a decade after the end of a war against separatists in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, Russian security forces continue to fight militants in other regions in the area besides Chechnya, including Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, Dagestan, and North Ossetia.
The blast in the capital of the mostly Orthodox Christian province of North Ossetia came amid a persistent wave of violence linked to an Islamic insurgency in the neighbouring Muslim regions of Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan.
Although it is less plagued by violence than some other republics in the region such as Chechnya and Dagestan, North Ossetia has experienced ethnic tensions and frequent attacks.
Russian police have detained three men on suspicion of involvement in a deadly suicide attack at a busy marketplace in North Ossetia.
Ingushetia, a tiny republic wedged between North Ossetia and Chechnya, has been subjected to an Islamic insurgency for nearly a decade.

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