Buinaksk

Buinaksk

 

(until 1922, Temir-Khan-Shura), a city in the Dagestan ASSR, located in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, on the Shura-Ozen’ River. Terminus of a branch from the Armavir-Baku railroad line. Population, 40,000 (1970). Industries include canneries (fruit and vegetables), shoe and leather-goods combines, knitwear, tire-repair shops, and assembly plants. There are agricultural and cooperative technicums, three teachers colleges, and one medical college. The city also has a historical-revolutionary museum and a drama theater.

Buinaksk was founded in 1834 as a fort; it became a city in 1866. The declaration of the autonomy of Dagestan was proclaimed by the government of the RSFSR on Nov. 13, 1920, at a congress of the peoples of Dagestan in Temir-Khan-Shura, which was subsequently renamed in honor of U. Buinakskii. In May 1970 an earthquake that shook Dagestan considerably damaged the city.

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In my view, this provocation was the bombing in September 1999 of the apartment building bombings in Moscow, Buinaksk, and Volgodonsk.
In a separate incident in the town of Buinaksk, unidentified assailants ambushed a vehicle, killing a serviceman from a local military base and wounding a civilian contractor.
In another region of Dagestan, several people assaulted a local police chief in the town of Buinaksk Thursday morning, killing his two bodyguards.
The attack took place about 1am local time on Sunday (21:00 GMT Saturday) at the base in the city of Buinaksk, Vyacheslav Gasanov, a spokesman for Dagestan's interior ministry, said.
He also denounced the Chechens who had exploded bombs in houses in Moscow, Buinaksk and Volgodonsk.
The blast yesterday came on the first anniversary of an apartment bombing in Buinaksk in southern Russia that killed 64 people.
Rescue workers scoured piles of concrete and metal for survivors of the car-bombing in Buinaksk.
Moscow, Ramadan 14, 1433, Aug 2, 2012, SPA -- A police officer has been wounded in a car explosion in Buinaksk, Dagestan, an official of the press centre of the Russian Interior Ministry said.
They said Thursday's massacre, in the city of Buinaksk, was a deliberate attack on prostitutes.
And 64 people died last week in a car bomb attack outside an apartment block in Buinaksk, Dagestan, where Russian forces are fighting Islamic guerrillas.
Makhachkala, Sha'ban 20, 1433, Jul 10, 2012, SPA -- One gunman was killed in a special operation in the Buinaksk district of Russia's North Caucasian republic of Dagestan, a spokesman for the republican administration of the Russian Investigations Committee told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
Electricity supplies have been cut in the Nogaisky, Tarumovka, Kizlyar, Babayurt, Buinaksk, and Kumtorkalinsky districts of Dagestan," the spokesman said.