According to preliminary results, Alexander Dzasokhov has won the presidential election in Russia's North Caucasian republic of North Ossetia.
As of 6 o'clock in the morning Moscow time, the republic's current president drew 56.22% of the votes, reported the North Ossetian Central Election Commission.
Stanislav Suanov, the deputy Emergencies Minister of Russia, comes second with 28%.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia