FILE - In this Friday, July 5, 2013 file photo, Ramazan Abdulatipov, the acting president of the province of Dagestan, attends the unveiling ceremony of a monument to poet Rasul Gamzato

 

              FILE - In this Friday, July 5, 2013 file photo, Ramazan Abdulatipov, the acting president of the province of Dagestan, attends the unveiling ceremony of a monument to poet Rasul Gamzato
FILE - In this Friday, July 5, 2013 file photo, Ramazan Abdulatipov, the acting president of the province of Dagestan, attends the unveiling ceremony of a monument to poet Rasul Gamzatov in Moscow. The leader of a restive province in Russia's Caucasus Mountains said that local Islamic militants are fighting alongside Syrian rebels and could further destabilize their home region when they come back. Abdulatipov urged local authorities on Sunday, July 21, 2013 to prevent the "export of extremists," and make it hard for militants to leave Russia. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, file)