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Runaway Russian ‘Slaves’ Plague Caucasus Republic

NAZRAN, Russia, April 10 — Ingushetia has a lot of problems. The war with nearby North Ossetia, a troubled relationship with overlords in Moscow, run-away slaves. According to newspaper accounts and television programmes in Russia and Ossetia, Russians are tricked into coming to the south Russian republic of Ingushetia by promises of high wages, and …

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Ingushetia Poll Marked by Violations, Opposition Says

NAZRAN, Russia, Feb 28 — Preliminary poll results on Monday showed that General Ruslan Aushev was headed for re-election as  president of the volatile southern Russian republic of Ingushetia. Opponents accused Aushev, whose army of uniformed police patrolled the polling stations, of securing victory  in the north Caucasian republic by force and trickery. According to …

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