Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

In Caucasus 1710 victims in 2010 BUT Russia Plans 5 Ski Resorts There

Posted by Info on 26/01/2011

An ambitious consortium of developers is hoping to lure Russian and European skiers to a new winter playground – far from the softly twinkling lights of traditional Alpine villages. They are to construct a cluster of five ski resorts in the war-torn North Caucasus. Supporters of the project say that the beauty of the region and the quality of its snow is undisputed, and believe its ski slopes could rival those of the Alps.
In Davos Russian President Dmitry Medvedev planed formally unveil the plan for the network of ski resorts, named Peak 5642 after Mt Elbrus, the highest mountain in the Caucasus at 18,442ft (5,642 metres).

No less than 1710 people became victims of smouldering armed confrontation in Northern Caucasus in 2010. 754 people were killed and 956 more got wounded. 349 persons declared members of armed underground, 225 employees of law enforcement bodies and 180 peaceful residents are among those murdered.

74 % out of the total number of victims of armed confrontation between enforcement agencies and extremist underground fall on Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan. The collision in these regions has victimized all in all no less than 639 lives and 622 persons were wounded which makes in total 1261 victims.

The worse is Dagestan where the total number of victims of the conflict came to 685 people, 378 of them were killed and 307 wounded.
The second place is occupied by Ingushetia with its 326 victims including 134 killed and 192 wounded; the third goes Chechnya numbering 250 victims of an armed conflict between enforcement agencies and the underground, 127 killed and 123 wounded among them.
Next is North Osetia (195 victims: 24 killed and 171 wounded), Kabardino-Balkaria (161 victims: 79 killed and 82 wounded), Stavropol region (89 victims: 10 killed and 79 wounded), Karachaevo-Cherkesia (with 4 victims: two killed and two wounded).

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