The state prosecutor has demanded that five terrorists accused of blowing up blocks of flats in Moscow and Volgodonsk in 1999 be sentenced to between 14 and 20 years of imprisonment. He was speaking at a court in Stavropol. In the dock are Aslan and Murad Bastanovs, Muratbi Bairamukov, Taikan Frantsuzov and Muratbi Tuganbayev, residents of Karachayevo-Cherkessia, a North Caucasian republic within the Russian Federation. All of them are also charged with having been members of illegal armed formations in Chechnya. It is noted that in was in Chechnya at explosive experts courses that they received training necessary to carry out the acts of terrorism.
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