It was travelling from the city of Mozdok
in the North Ossetia region to a military air base nearby.
The huge Soviet strategic military base and air base at Mozdok
near Ingushetia has been using Chechnya as a "live warfare" laboratory and training ground, preparing for further strategic warfare in the region.
21) The Mozdok
build-up included "vast supplies of conventional military equipment" moved in violation of the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty.
In the Russian town of Mozdok
, residents do not have to look out their windows to know when the skies are clear.
The trip was clothed in such secrecy that Russians learned about it only after he had arrived in Mozdok
, the city in neighboring Ossetia that has become the headquarters for Russian forces in Chechnya.
Taking off from the Mozdok
airbase in North Ossetia, the bombers carried out strikes on terrorist positions in the Deir Ezzur province in Syria, Sputnik News reported.
Shamil's favorite wife, Anna Ulykhanova, was an ethnic Armenian Christian from Mozdok
who had been abducted as a teenager by Muslim rebels in the early 1840s.
Chechen rebels were suspected of being behind the attack at the hospital in the North Ossetia region city of Mozdok
, since it bore similarities to other blasts and targeted a facility treating Russian soldiers injured fighting in Chechnya, authorities said.
A female suicide bomber blows up a bus carrying military workers early in the morning as it pauses at a railroad crossing near Mozdok
, a military town about 60 km north-east of the Chechnya border, killing at least 18 people, many of them women, and wounding about 15 more.
The bus was heading from the city of Mozdok
in North Ossetia region, the military headquarters for Russian operations in Chechnya, to a nearby airfield when a woman approached the bus as it stopped at a railway crossing and blew herself up - on or under the bus.
The red and white bus was heading from the city of Mozdok
in North Ossetia region, the military headquarters for Russian operations in Chechnya, to a nearby airfield when a woman approached as it stopped at a railway crossing.
Colonel Boris Podoprigora, deputy commander of Russian troops in Chechnya, said that the aircraft was carrying 132 servicemen from Mozdok
, a regional military base, to Khankala.