2001.01.07 Stavropol Krai

on the day of Christmas in the village Cunicular the Turkmen area has occurred mass fight. About a hundred local residents of the Turkmen and other nationalities beat Russian villagers. The riots were instigated by emissaries from Chechnya and Turkmenistan.


2001.01.10 Chechnya

In the village of scarlet in the Shali district of Chechnya gunmen killed the bride and groom before the wedding. 20-year-old Russian Alexander Lukyanov and 18-year-old Chechen woman Melanie murzaeva on the eve of his wedding received several threats, but the decision to marry did not change. For this they were killed, said the press center.


the Kidnapped US citizen Kenny Gluck of international humanitarian organization "Against hunger".


2001.01.11 Nalchik

Began the trial of warlord Claudina by Temirbulatov, known as a Tractor driver. Temirbulatov is accused of murder, kidnapping, hostage-taking, participation in illegal armed groups. Temirbulatov was personally involved in the murder of three Russian soldiers on 12 April 1996, near the village Komsomol.