Russia completes North Caucasus border security facilities - 2007

Russia completes North Caucasus border security facilities


2007

Russia has completed a border security project ahead of time in the North Caucasus, Federal Security Service Director Nikolai Patrushev told President Vladmir Putin Saturday. Around 20 billion rubles (about 815 million U.S. dollars) has been spent on building 112 border security facilities under a federal border security program for 2003-2010, Patrushev was quoted by local news agencies as saying "Everything has been accomplished... Your instructions have been fulfiled," the security chief told Putin. North Caucasus, a poverty-stricken region, has frequently witnessed turbulence and violence and was described by Putin as "the most dangerous" region that posed the highest threat to the country. The president signed a decree on establishing a federal agency for border security in October 2007, which is responsible for the construction and modernization of all border security facilities, according to the report.

Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_7340552.htm

Russia beefs up North Caucasus border

Russia has enhanced border security in the turbulent North Caucasus, the country's security chief Nikolai Patrushev told President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. Putin said earlier that to prepare itself for a visa-free regime with the European Union, Russia must ensure the security of its external borders, and guarantee European partners that the country is secure from outside terrorist and criminal elements. Putin previously described the North Caucasus as "the most dangerous" region that posed the highest threat to the country. Patrushev said around 20 billion rubles ($815 million) had been spent on building 112 border security facilities under a federal border security program for 2003-2010. "Everything has been accomplished... Your instructions have been fulfilled," Patrushev told the president. Putin signed a decree on setting up a federal agency dedicated to securing Russia's borders in October 2007. The agency will manage checkpoints and handle the construction and modernization of all border security facilities.

Source: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20071229/94783263.html

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Putin: Russia-China interaction helps build just world order



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Source: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...nt_6360345.htm

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