The device, apparently detonated by remote control, exploded when a police vehicle was crossing a bridge in a neighborhood that has been plagued by violence, Chechen Interior Ministry spokesman Magomed Deniyev said. Its two occupants - police officers from a unit based near Moscow who were on temporary duty in Chechnya - were killed, he said.
Chechnya, a mostly Muslim region in southern Russia, has been devastated by two wars since 1994 pitting federal forces against separatist rebels. The separatist government was driven from power in the second conflict, which started in 1999, and major fighting has died down, but rebels still carry out frequent attacks and the region is plagued by violence.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year