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Dmitry Medvedev signed a list of instructions drafted following a meeting with leaders of the republics in the North Caucasus Federal District and law enforcement officials in Makhachkala on April 1, 2010

April 7, 2010

The instructions are addressed to the heads of the law enforcement and security agencies and the plenipotentiary presidential envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District.

The President has ordered the establishment of a separate permanently active counterterrorism operations group in the North Caucasus Federal District.

Other instructions regard drafting proposed amendments to the law to toughen criminal penalties for people involved in terrorist activity (accomplices of terrorism crimes) and presenting proposals on a programme to fight crime and terrorism in the North Caucasus Federal District.

The list also contains instructions on specific aspects of the work of Interior Ministry personnel in the federal district.


Mr Medvedev gave an instruction to disburse funds from the Presidential Reserve Fund to pay for repairs to the school building damaged by a terrorist attack in Kizlyar (Daghestan) on March 31, 2010.

April 7, 2010