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Ingush climbers reach top of Everest to mark republic anniversary

May 21, 2012, 11:05 UTC+3

The Republic of Ingushetia will mark its 20th anniversary on June 4

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NAZRAN, May 21 (Itar-Tass) — A group of climbers from Ingushetia have reached the top of Everest, the world's highest peak, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Ingushetia.

The climbers fixed the flags of Russia, Ingushetia and the regions of the North Caucasian Federal District on the top they reached on Sunday.

Thus, they carried out the project "Ingushetia at the Top" marking the republic's jubilee, the press service of the republic's head told Itar-Tass.

Ingushetia's head Yunus-Bek Yevkurov congratulated the climbers. "You performed a feat, dedicating it to your republic and the country and our people," he said. "I had no doubts that the international, but called Ingushetian, team would present us the moment of joy and pride."

Yevkurov congratulated the climbers on the ascent of Everest and the Ingushetians on the fact that the republic was represented by so courageous and purposeful people.

In the Ingushetian team are coach Sergei Bogomolov, Vladimir Korenkov, Visan Yusupov, Anzor Khadzhiyev, Magomed Aushev, Musa Khadziyev and Leva Albogachiyev.

The Republic of Ingushetia will mark its 20th anniversary on June 4.



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