military conflicts

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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Former Soviet republic replaces leader again civil strife continues

KHODZENT, Tadzhikistan — Tadzhikistan’s Parliament has removed the nation’s acting president in a lopsided vote, replacing him with the country’s third leader since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Parliament also requested help from Russian troops and neighboring Central Asian republics in bringing a halt to the civil war tearing the former Soviet region apart. …

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Sides in Tadzhik conflict refuse to heed peace call

KURGAN-TYUBE, Tadzhikistan — Combatants in the strife-torn Central Asian republic of Tadzhikistan Thursday ignored calls by a newly-created interim council to cease fire and work towards a settlement in the long-running civil war. Anti-government rebels remained distrustful of moves by the authorities to reconcile the warring sides, even though one of their key demands, the …

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