It will take at least five years' hard work to reconstruct Grozny. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, this was announced by Russian Minister for Chechnya Stanislav Ilyasov at a press conference on 28 March, which was part of the federal programme Rebuilding the Chechen Economy and Chechen Society. He said that a rough sum had already been allocated towards the reconstruction of Grozny. A new plan of the Chechen capital has been drawn up by a planning institute. He added, however, that reconstruction work could cost a lot more if people underestimate the current condition of underground engineering services in the city, which would be cheaper to replace than restore.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18