On Wednesday a trial of seven militants from the Ruslan Gelayev gang, invading Russia from Georgia in September 2002, has begun in Vladikavkaz in North Ossetia.
On the dock are natives of Russia's North Caucasian republics Kabardino-Balkaria, Chechnya and Daghestan, nationals of Georgia and Azerbaijan, RIA Novosti was told by the press service of the Supreme Court of North Ossetia. All of them have undergone special training in the militant camp of the Duisi village in Georgia's Akhmeta district.
Last autumn the armed bandits crossed the Russian state border in the Dzheirakh gorge and penetrated into North Ossetia and Ingushetia.
In the Tarskoye village of the Prigorodny district, they shot down two servicemen and took hostage four locals.
In the Galashki village in Ingushetia the terrorists shot down a Mi-24 military helicopter from a portable antiaircraft missile system. Three of its pilots died.
The band was destroyed in a massive military operation. Part of its members were detained.
The USA does not have a picture of the strong Russia, and the Americans will never allow Russians become strong. Sanctions show how obvious the conflict is
Fearing that peace might break out with the two Koreas talking to each other, Washington instructed South Korean President to keep the message about anything but peace
The head of the British army, Nick Carter, said that Moscow was capable of taking "hostile actions" against the United Kingdom and NATO much earlier than expected