Security Forces Russia on high alert to protect against attacks by militants

Posted on February 15, 2013 • Filed under: Terrorism, Tourist Warning, Travel News

According to, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered security forces to be on high alert on Thursday to protect against attacks by militants ahead of next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. Russia, which this week hosts the G-20 meeting of major world economies, is battling an Islamist insurgency in the Caucasus region which grew out of two separatist wars in its Chechnya province since the fall of the Soviet Union. Read Article

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