Ivan Sukhov, Vremia Novostei Correspondent, specially for Agentura.Ru
In the seven months of its existence, the North Caucasus Federal District (created by Dmitry Medvedev on January 19, 2010) the “siloviki” carried out a series of operations to take out the leaders of the Caucasus Emirate. Said Buriatsky, who had quite a youth following, was killed, as was Anzor Astemirov, who organized the 2005 Nalchik attack, and Magomedali Vagabov, the leader of the Daghestani militants. The Amir of Ingushetia, Magas, seen as the brain behind the 2004 Beslan school attack, was taken alive.
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