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

In other news:

Putin: Russia-China interaction helps build just world order



Relations between Russia and China have a strong impact on the formation of a just world order, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "Russian-Chinese relations provide a vivid example of friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation, based on long-term, strategic interests. Russian-Chinese political, economic and humanitarian ties have been developing vigorously, bringing visible benefits to the Russian and Chinese peoples. Strong interaction between our two countries in the world arena is an important factor of building a just world order with due account taken of civilized political-economic diversity," Putin said in a message of greetings to Chinese President Hu Jintao, according to the Kremlin press service. "The success of the Year of China in Russia and the Year of Russia in China provides a vivid example of the two countries' shared wish to further develop mutual understanding and effective cooperation. The agreement you and I have reached to make the most successful events of the national years regular, will undoubtedly help deepen mutual trust and traditional friendship between our peoples," the Russian president said.

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

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The last 20 years or so has also helped me see Russia as the last front against scourges of Westernization, Globalism, American expansionism, Zionism, Islamic extremism and pan-Turkism. I have also come to see Russia as the last hope humanity has for the preservation of classical western civilization, Apostolic Christianity and the traditional nation-state. This compelled me to create this blog in 2010. Immediately, this blog became one of the very few voices in the vastness of cyberia that dared to preach about the dangers of Globalism and the Anglo-American-Jewish alliance, and the only voice preaching the strategic importance of Armenia remaining within Russia's orbit. From about 2010 to 2015 I did monthly, at times weekly, commentaries about Russian-Armenian relations and Eurasian geopolitics in general. It was very difficult for me because I had no assistance from anywhere. The time I put into this blog therefore came at the expense of work and family. But a powerful feeling inside urged me to keep going; and I did. When Armenia joined the EEU and integrated into Russia's military structures a couple of years ago I finally felt a deep sense of relaxation, as if a very heavy burden was lifted off my back. And when Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan reemerged in Armenian politics, I finally felt that my personal mission was accomplished. I therefore felt I could take a step back as I really needed the rest.

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