12 December 2005 -- A police officer was shot and wounded and two others were injured in violence in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.
12 December 2005 -- The new Chechen parliament held its opening session today, electing chairmen for its upper and lower chambers and hosting an unscheduled appearance by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
12 December 2005 -- Georgian border guards have discovered a large arms cache in the country's mountain region of Khevsureti, which borders the Russian republic of Chechnya.
President Putin (file photo) (epa)
12 December 2005 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Chechnya today to welcome the opening of the new parliament in Russia's restive southern republic.
12 December 2005 -- The newly elected Chechen parliament is to hold its first session today.
11 December 2005 -- Rudnik Dudaev, the head of the Chechen Security Council, was killed today when a fire broke out in his residence on the grounds of the Grozny complex of Chechnya's pro-Moscow government.
10 December 2005 -- The newly elected Chechen parliament is to hold its first session on 12 December.
9 December 2005 -- The chief prosecutor in Russia's southern republic of Kabardino-Balkariya says authorities have arrested 59 people as part of an ongoing probe into a militant attack on the city of Nalchik.
In celebration of UN Human Rights Day, RFE/RL profiles three individuals for whom the struggle for human rights is not just an idealistic cause but a daily reality.
8 December 2005 -- The Russian Supreme Court upheld a 15-year prison sentence given to an alleged Ingush militant.
8 December 2005 -- Security officials in Daghestan say an explosion today has caused a cargo train to derail.