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Deteriorating Security Situation in Ingushetia Sparks First Ever Visit to Region by Medvedev

The security situation in Ingushetia still bothers Moscow so much that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev paid an unexpected visit to the republic on January 20, along with the director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and other top officials. Calling the situation in Ingushetia very complicated and saying that it is necessary to impose extraordinary measures there, Medvedev promised to inject nearly $1 billion into the tiny impoverished republic to develop its economy and eliminate the insurgency’s social base (Reuters, Prime-Tass, January 20). Full Story

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