The Russian borderguard aircraft never violate the Georgian frontier as they make reconnaissance flights twice a day close to it in search of Chechen militants in mountain pass hideouts, Colonel-General Evgeni Bolkhovitin, chief of the North Caucasian regional board of Russia's Federal Frontier Service, says in a statement the board PR have circulated today. The Itum-Kalah borderguard unit, responsible for the Chechen stretch of the Russian-Georgian frontier, is not involved in army action against Chechen militants, and no fighting is on along the frontier, pointed out General Bolkhovitin.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land