Unfortunately, the portal continues, Ingush officials aren’t doing anything to try to ensure that Ingushetia’s interests are defended in this process. It ends its report on this situaiton by appealing to the taips whose family members are in the government to do something to stop those who are “trading away the motherland.”
Other developments concerning the Chechen-Ingush border dispute and the situation in Ingushetia affecting it include:
· The protest organizers are using the Internet to communicate with their followers all the texts of appeals they have made to senior Russian officials ().
· Local people say that the taips, the most important traditional organization of Ingush society, are now fully integrated into the opposition movement, a development that will make it far more difficult for Yevkurov to push through the border accord with Chechnya or even to survive politically ().
· The Ingush government is having its own problems: the chief of staff of the militia has been arrested for extortion and corruption ().
Russia’s Arbitrage Appeals Court has agreed to hear a case brought by Ingush Muslims seeking compensation for problems arising from the on-again, off-again construction of a mosque in Magas. The court will hold a session on this on February 27 (