27 Nov 2018 11:40

Russian Constitutional Court doesn't think border between Chechnya and Ingushetia is exclusively within their remit

ST. PETERSBURG. Nov 27 (Interfax) -The establishment of the administrative border between Chechnya and Ingushetia is not exclusively the prerogative of these two Russian regions, Russian Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin said.

"The issue under consideration does not fall exclusively within the remit of these constituents of the Russian Federation. Therefore, a decision has been adopted to listen to the opinion of representatives of the federal authorities," Zorkin said on Tuesday when announcing the list of participants in the court's session on Tuesday.

The Russian State Duma is represented at the session by envoy Marina Bespalova, the Federation Council by Senator Andrei Klishas, the Russian president by Mikhail Krotov, the prosecutor general by Tatyana Vasilyeva, and the Justice Ministry by the justice minister's advisor Maria Melnikova.

The heads of Chechnya and Ingushetia are not attending the Constitutional Court session on their border treaty. The Ingush side believes that this matter is exclusively within the remit of Ingushetia's Constitutional Court.

The Ingush legislature's Chairman Magamet Yandiyev, the Ingush leader's representatives - lawyers Alexander Orlov, Roman Romanov and Valeria Aryamova - and also the Chechen leader's representative, lawyer Gaib Bersunkayev, are present at the court session.