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Russian forces seize Dagestan mayor in bid to tame North Caucasus

Jun 3, 2013

Russian forces seize Dagestan mayor in bid to tame North Caucasus

The mayor of Dagestan’s largest city, who has survived 15 assassination attempts and employs a large security force to protect him, was arrested on murder charges Saturday by heavily armed forces in armored personnel carriers and helicopters, Russian officials said. Said Amirov, the 59-year-old ...

Mar 8, 2011

Russia plans missiles, air defense for isles

Russia intends to cement its control of Japanese-claimed islands off Hokkaido by deploying sophisticated weapons, including antiship cruise missiles and an air defense system, defense analysts said. On Tuesday, Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian defense official as saying Russia will deploy ...