At least 5 years will be needed to restore the Chechen capital Grozny with the current speed of restoration works in Chechnya, believes Stanislav Ilyasov, Federal Minister for Chechen Affairs.
More than half of the city was demolished in the course of military action.
Gorbachev was not isolated from the world during the days of the State Emergency Committee. Gorbachev could be contacted via secret communication channels, and he was perfectly aware of what was going on
In 2011, Russia signed a 1.2 billion-euro contract with France for the construction of two Mistral-type vessels