Magomedali Magomedov, Chairman of Daghestan's State Council, may soon bring up the issue of restoring the death penalty for appalling crimes at the federal top. A State Council meeting, which discussed the course of inquiry into the Kaspiisk terror act, has moved that the Russian president should be addressed with a proposal to lift a moratorium on the death penalty. The republican leader agreed with the motion in general, but said it must be first considered at the Daghestani People's Assembly. I am ready to agree to the death penalty and reach the president of the Russian Federation with a related request should the parliament decide on that, said Mr Magomedov. Mr Magomedov then urged local law-enforcers to focus on tracing the criminals guilty of the Kaspiisk terror action.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969