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Originally posted by nake13
Russia tooday now reporting that 170 beds have been made available to treat the injured.
God help Chechnya if a link is established.
Russia has ended its decade-long "counter-terrorism operation" against separatist rebels in the southern republic of Chechnya, officials say.
The move aimed "to create conditions to further normalise the situation", the National Anti-terrorist Committee said.
Russian forces have fought two wars in the mainly Muslim republic since 1994.
France and Russia to sign Mistral agreement on January 25th
Agreement on construction of two “Mistral” class amphibious assault ships will be signed between France and Russia on January 25, reports the Elysee Palace. The ceremony will be attended by President Nicolas Sarkozy and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin at the shipyards in western France.