Amid terrorist threats, Russian security are taking few chances with the Olympic torch as it arrives in Makhachala , capital of Dagestan Republic which is home to Islamist militants who have vowed to target the games.
The torch will be taken round the local football stadium in front of security cleared crowd.
Video of a terrifying raid by the Russian security services on suspected Islamist militants has been released by the authorities.
For years Dagestan has been the scene of a separatist struggle. Now it is home to Islamist militants who have vowed to target the Games.