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March 27, 2017 13:29

  • Agrba's office states violations at elections in Abkhazia

    In the eighth constituency, at two polling stations, observers from Gudisa Agrba, a candidate for Abkhazian MP, found ballots of a different format, a spokesperson of Mr Agrba's electoral office told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

March 22, 2017 20:57

  • Journalists predict low voter turnout at second round of elections in Abkhazia

    The voting at the second round of parliamentary elections in Abkhazia, scheduled for March 26, will have low turnout, the Abkhaz journalists Anton Krivenyuk and Ibragim Chkadua believe. There is no mandatory turnout threshold in the second round; so, it will not affect the outcome of the elections, the chairman of the CEC of Abkhazia has noted.

March 21, 2017 00:10

  • UNM calls to condemn Russia's actions in South Ossetia and Abkhazia

    The "United National Movement" (UNM) Party has initiated the drafting an appeal to the international community, in which, according to the party, it is necessary to declare "the Russia’s annexation in Georgia." The party's initiative is ill-conceived and populist, Georgian political analysts believe.

March 17, 2017 01:26

March 12, 2017 22:14

  • Observers at elections in Abkhazia find violations, but treat them as insignificant

    International observers, who monitored parliamentary elections of Abkhazia, highlighted such problems as inadaptability of polling stations for people with disabilities, illegal additional voters’ lists and finger-marking. At one of the polling stations in Sukhumi, two voters refused to vote after registration, being outraged by the need to mark fingers.

March 09, 2017 15:08

  • Scientists explain story of "Afro-Abkhazian" from 19th century photo

    In January, the website “Mashable.com” published, in the article "Peoples of the Russian Empire", some photos from the stock of the library of the US Congress, including a portrait of an "Afro-Abkhazian" – a man in a beshmet and a fur hat with a naked dagger, having Negroid facial features. According to the article, these photos are from the collection of the American writer and traveller George Kennan, made in the 1870-1880s.

March 08, 2017 19:18

  • HRC “Memorial” demands to release Bagavutdinova and Polyudova

    Today, on March 8, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" has issued a statement with comments on the recent releases of the women from the list of political prisoners compiled by the HRC. In particular, rights defenders have supported the pardoning of the resident of Sochi Oksana Sevastidi.

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Infographics. The statistics of the number of victims in the North Caucasian Federal District regions for the period of 6 years.

Infographics. The statistics of the number of victims in the North Caucasian Federal District regions for the period of 6 years

Over the past six years, from 2010 to early 2016, the number of victims of the armed conflict in the North Caucasus has decreased significantly. A stable tendency for reduction of the number of people killed and injured in the regions of the North Caucasian Federal District is shown in the infographics below, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot" and based on its own data and open sources information. By clicking each figure, you can see distribution of casualties in the center of the circle, divided by categories such as security forces, militants, and civilians.


Firearm incidents and victims in Northern Caucasus

Infographics. Statistics of victims

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