Moscow officials were also likely concerned about violence in Dagestan
spilling over into the Summer Olympic Games in nearby Sochi.
More that a decade after the end of a federal war against separatists in Chechnya, militants continue to stage frequent attacks on security forces, police and civilians, in other regions in the area, including Dagestan
Three gunmen have been killed in a special counter-terrorist operation in Russia's North Caucasian republic of Dagestan
, a spokesman for the National Anti-terrorism Committee told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
Security forces were searching the mountains outside the village of Gubden on Saturday for the group's remaining members, Dagestan
police spokesman Vyacheslav Gasanov told the AP.
, which lies between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea, has been destabilised by frequent attacks on officials, some of them linked to militants with ties to Chechen rebels and others rooted in clan struggle and criminal violence.
Rangers have a contingency plan in place and are prepared to play in Moscow as opposed to Dagestan
And a Foreign Office spokesman warned yesterday: "People should avoid Dagestan
at all costs.
Chechnya's turmoil has spilled over into neighbouring Dagestan
, which is plagued by kidnappings and bombs.
ranks second in Russia for the production of grapes after the Krasnodar Territory and we have everything necessary to increase the production of berries, except for a sufficient storage space, "said Kerimkhan Abasov, the Minister of Agriculture and Food of Dagestan
, in the margins of the All-Russian Forum of Agricultural Producers, which was held on March 11-12 in Krasnodar.
In a meeting between Representative of the Republic of Dagestan
in Iran Aliyev and Mazandaran Governor General Rabei Fallah on Monday, Aliyev said that his country is keen on economic cooperation with Mazandaran province of Iran.
A suicide bomb went off Saturday in the Russian city of Makhachkala, the regional capital of the Dagestan
region in Russia's North Caucasus, injuring at least 18 and leaving two police officers in critical condition.
The main suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in the United States, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, lived in Dagestan
with his family about a decade ago and visited the region last year.
Summary: Yessentuki, Stavropol territory, Jumada Al-Awwal 01, 1432 / April 05, 2011, SPA -- As many as 95 settlements have been cut off electricity supplies by the stormy winds in Russia&'s North Caucasian republic of Dagestan
, a spokesman for the North Caucasian electricity supplier told Itar-Tass.
In a separate attack on Friday, an imam of a mosque in the village of Tarki in Dagestan
, which also borders Chechnya, was killed when a male attacker fired shots at a crowd.
THE Daily Record's army of readers last night smoked out the man responsible for the ludicrous decision to send Rangers to war-torn Dagestan