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Russia's Ingushetia blames U.S. for its instability
Forbes.com ^ | 09.08.2008 | Dmitry Solovyov

Posted on 09/08/2008 10:57:49 AM PDT by smokingfrog

MOSCOW, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The head of the Russian region of Ingushetia, facing protests over the killing of an opposition leader, accused Washington on Monday of stirring trouble with the aim of ending Russian rule in the volatile north Caucasus.

Opposition in the north Caucasus region mounted protests against Kremlin-backed Ingush President Murat Zyazikov after the death of Magomed Yevloyev on Aug. 31 in police custody.

Police said Yevloyev was shot dead when he tried to grab an officer's gun. The European Union and the U.S. have urged Russian authorities to investigate Yevloyev's death, which Europe's democracy watchdog the OSCE called an 'assassination'.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: assasination; caucasus; geopolitics
(Yevloyev is the most high-profile Russian journalist to be killed since investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya was shot in Moscow in October 2006.)
1 posted on 09/08/2008 10:57:49 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Why not blame the US?

We’re apparently responsible for everything bad in the universe, including the melting ice caps on Mars.


2 posted on 09/08/2008 11:00:38 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Democrats are for Change - Let's run through a mine field at night wearing clown shoes!)
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To: smokingfrog

Bush’s fault!


3 posted on 09/08/2008 11:36:17 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Amazing how Obama, Rangell, Biden and Dodd all got killer mortgage rates and below cost property.)
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