The Prosecutor’s Office of Ingushetia has recommended that parliament withdraw a law prohibiting the glorification of Joseph Stalin. Ingush Deputy Prosecutor Girikhan Khazbiev claims that the draft law contains a ‘corrupt component’. [Read more…]
Ingushetia’s parliament has proposed imprisoning kidnappers of brides with three-year prison sentences. The initiative comes from the speaker of parliament, Zelimkhan Yevloyev. [Read more…]
The Prosecutor’s Office of Ingushetia has completed the investigation into the case against the former minister of agriculture, Ruslan Kostoyev, who is accused of misappropriating more than ₽53,000,000 ($950,000), the press service of Russia’s Investigative Committee in Ingushetia reported on 13 April.
On 8 April, a ‘bride kidnapping’ attempt took place in the village of Kantyshevo in Ingushetia. A man from Nazran named Yevloyev, together with eight unidentified accomplices, entered the property of the Palankoyev family and abducted a young woman. When the woman’s mother and brother attempted to prevent the kidnapping, they were beaten and the brother was stabbed. Both required medical attention. [Read more…]
In early April, Ingush lorry drivers joined a nationwide protests against the ‘Platon’ road tax. The protesters urged the authorities to abolish the tax because, they argue, they already pay enough through fuel excise duty.
Authorities in Ingushetia have introduced tightened security measures in the republic, after a bomb was detonated in the St Petersburg Metro on 3 April, killing 14 and injuring 49. Head of the republic, Yunus-bek Yevkurov, personally ordered that police take additional security measures. [Read more…]
Employees of the government run Ingushavtotrans transport company have been on strike since 28 March over delayed wages. Being paid on time is the only demand of the striking workers. They claim that the last time they received their salaries was in October 2016.
On 21 March, local Ingush man Ilyas Albakov was detained in Ingushetia for his alleged involvement in an international terrorist organisation. According to the head of the Ingush Security Council, Akhmed Dzeytov, he is accused of being a member of the Islamic State in Syria. Other details of this case, including the time he spent with the Islamic State in Syria, have not been released.
The North Caucasus is well known for its Olympic champion wrestlers. However, a move towards the more brutal ‘mixed martial arts’ is leading some to question why such a violent sport is being allowed and even encouraged, whether or not it is compatible with local traditions, and if it is engendering violence.