For the first time in the last ten years wages, pensions and benefits are being paid, reports Adlan Magomadov, representative of the Chechen republic at the Russian president. Every day, Chechnya turns out over 3,000 tonnes of crude oil, which is a good showing for its rehabilitating oil industry, said Magomadov. In addition, actually all burning oil wells have of late been liquidated. Bus commuter service between Chechen regions has been restored. According to Magomadov, three higher educational establishments are open in Chechnya, providing training for 16,000 students. Four technical and 15 vocational schools have opened this academic year. Four hundred and forty-seven secondary schools are preparing 200,000 students, of which 23,000 are first-graders, said Adlan Magomadov.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia