Yet another troubled Russian republic that I didn't know existed.
A career soldier has been appointed to run Russia's unstable southern republic of Ingushetia, where attacks on security forces have escalated.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev named Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, a paratrooper, as acting president, to replace Murat Zyazikov, a former KGB officer.
I'm not sure that's much of an improvement. Russia must expend a lot of energy and resources holding everything together. It's a wonder the Soviet Union lasted as long as it did.