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Compiled by Luba Schwartzman (luba_sch@hotmail.com)
Research Analyst, Center for Defense Information, Moscow office

Saturday, July 19, 2003

- The Russian General Prosecutors Office has charged Chechen resident Zarema Muzhikhoeva with terrorism, premeditated murder and attempted assassination. Muzhikhoeva was detained on the night of June 10th at a cafe on Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street. She was planning to detonate a bomb she was carrying in her purse.

- The participants of the All-Russian Conference met in Zhukov to discuss the role of small Russian cities in the rebirth of agriculture. They agreed that agriculture needs government support.

- Over 600 forced migrants (130 families) returned to Chechnya from Ingushetia, where they spent several years living in tents.

- Abkhaz police officers are on a heightened security regime. Their main task this summer is ensuring the safety of Russian tourists. There havent been so many tourists here since Soviet times.

- A major terrorist act was prevented in the Vedeno region of Chechnya. A homemade bomb -- 1 kilogram of explosives stuffed with nails -- was found by the side of the road.

- An unidentified man shot to death TVTs journalist Alikhan Guliev last evening, when the journalist was returning home. A criminal case has been initiated.

- Search-and-rescue workers found four bodies on the Elbrus Mountain. Three have been identified as Czech mountain climbers, two women and one man, who crossed the Russian border on June 30.

- A Soviet WWII-era Il-2 airplane was discovered in the Novgorod Oblast.

- The first Gottorp Globe has been restored and placed on display at St. Petersburgs Kunstkamera. It was ordered 350 years ago by the Duke of Holstein, and presented to Peter the Great.

- Renowned Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky was born 110 years ago.

- Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Georgian singer Vahtang Kikabidze on his 65th birthday.

Sunday, July 20, 2003

- The 6th Annual gathering of Russian amateur radio operators was held in Valday.

- The ancient Russian city of Pskov celebrates its 1100th anniversary.

- Construction workers building a store in the center of Yaroslavl dug up 18th century coins and silver spoons.

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