Persoverzicht Tsjetsjenië - januari 2013

Persoverzicht Tsjetsjenië - januari 2013

9 januari 2013

Smuggling of alcohol in the Customs Union: In a letter to Deputy PM Dvorkovich, Head of Rosalkogolregulirovaniye (RAR), the Russian watchdog for production and sale of alcohol, Igor Chuyan, complains about an 'uncontrolled inflow' of alcohol from Kazakhstan and Belarus, Russia's partners in the Customs Union. Such alcohol is transited through Russia to countries outside the CU, and also could be used for illegal production of alcoholic beverages in North Caucasus. According to statistics provided by the Russian customs service, 800,000 decalitres of ethanol of third country origin were brought to Russia from Belarus during the first nine months of 2012. This ethanol was later exported to Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Georgia and Armenia. RAR requests for itself and the customs service additional powers to control the import of alcohol from Belarus and Kazakhstan. (Izvestia)

10 januari 2013

Sweden closes case against suspect in abduction of ITAR-TASS photographer?: Kommersant writes that the prosecutor of Gothenburg has decided to close the case in relation to a native of Chechnya Magomed Uspayev, suspected of involvement in the abduction of ITAR-TASS photographer Vladimir Yatsina in 1999 in the North Caucasus. The daily recalls that in 2006, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office sent a request to Sweden for extradition of Uspayev to Russia. (Kommersant)

11 januari 2013

Crime situation: On the eve of Prosecutor's Office Workers Day, marked in Russia on 12 January, Kommersant publishes an interview with Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Sydoruk on the crime situation in the North Caucasus Federal District. In an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Zvyagintsev addresses international cooperation in the fight against crime. (Kommersant, RG)

14 januari 2013

Kommersant journalist attacked in Moscow

While the blogosphere discusses reports on the development of the so-called "code of ethics for people from the Caucasus", Kommersant journalist Grigory Revzin wrote on his page on Facebook on Sunday that he had been attacked in central Moscow presumably by people from the North Caucasus. At the same time, media remark that Revzin used the wording which could be viewed as insulting people from the Caucasus.


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