Military prosecutors have launched criminal proceedings on 1,781 cases since anti-terror action started in Chechnya. The Russian military are accused on 1,452 cases, while the other 329 concern soldiers killed or injured by rebels and in terror acts, say federal Prosecutor-General's office statistics. Preliminary investigation is over on 724 cases. 375 files concerning 405 soldiers have been passed to military courts. Fifteen soldiers--13 privates and two commissioned officers--were convicted for crimes against Chechnya's residents.
A terrible accident occurred on a ski lift in Gudauri, Georgia when a malfunctioning elevator accelerated to a high speed and started crushing passengers
The new sanctions have affected the Internet Research Agency, better known in the media as the "troll factory"
Russia's Foreign Ministry announced retaliatory measures against British diplomats: 23 Britons are to be expelled from the Russian Federation