• June 12, 2019 14:34

    Materials of the project "Stalin's notes from Georgia". Photo by Edita Badasyan for the "Caucasian Knot" Authorities respond to Adjara Muslims' demands to make DNA examination of repression victims

    The authorities of Adjara have allocated money for DNA examinations of the remains of those executed during the years of repressions, as demanded by local Muslims. Relatives of repression victims believe that the remains should be buried altogether, regardless of the religion of those murdered.

  • May 29, 2019 22:04

    A believer in a mosque. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Complaint against oppression of Muslims in Kobuleti filed to ECtHR

    The Georgian authorities failed to protect the rights of religious minorities and did not help ensure the opening of a boarding house for Muslim students in Kobuleti, stated NGO "Centre for Human Rights Education and Monitoring".

  • March 22, 2019 19:56

    Two Georgian scientists demand to exclude them from Ukraine's sanctions list

    Two citizens of Georgia, Merab Khalvashi, Rector of the Batumi University, and Miranda Turmanidze, a scientific researcher at the Batumi Archaeological Museum, have been put on the sanctions list of Ukraine. They are outraged by the sanctions imposed on them.

  • August 11, 2018 10:34

    Terrorist Chataev's helper detained in Georgia

    Law enforcers have detained Ruslan Shavadze, who had been sentenced in absentia to 13 years in prison for complicity to the terrorist grouping headed by Akhmed Chataev.

  • April 05, 2018 09:04

    Georgiy Vashadze, the leader of the New Georgia oppositional party. PhotoВашадзе,_Георгий#/media/File:Georgiy_Washadze.jpg Activists prevent exporting from Adjara a 300-year-old eucalyptus

    On April 4, the "Dmanisi Salvation Fund", set up by activists of the Georgian opposition and NGOs, announced the completion of raising money to buy out a 300-year-old eucalyptus after winning the tender.

  • March 07, 2018 06:22

    Women near the entrance to a mosque in Batumi. September 2013. Photo by Edita Badasyan for the "Caucasian Knot" Researchers report discrimination of Muslim women in Adjara

    Muslim women of Adjara are subjected to discrimination in schools. They do not get higher education and cannot find jobs. They themselves refuse to participate in political and public life. This was stated by authors of the study conducted in four districts of Adjara.

  • February 02, 2018 15:55

    Kobuleti. Photo: press service of Kobuleti Municipality, Rights defenders complain to ECtHR about violation of Muslims' rights in Adjaria

    The Georgian NGO "Centre for Human Rights Training and Monitoring" has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with a complaint of the refusal for Muslims to open a boarding house in the Ajarian city of Kobuleti.

  • January 23, 2018 06:31

    Muslim Khuchiev. Photo: Marsho Radio, RFE/RL Media report about Grozny Mayor's secret visit to Georgia

    Muslim Khuchiev, Mayor of the Grozny city, a subordinate of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has visited Georgia. Georgian and Chechen officials keep the purpose of his visit in secret.

  • December 08, 2017 15:38

    Adjaria. Photo by Beslan Kmuzon for the Caucasian Knot. Schools and kindergartens closed in mountains of Adjaria

    Today, a heavy snowfall has interrupted classes in 43 schools of the Khulo District, 28 schools of the Shuakhevi District and in one school of the Keda District. This was reported by Khulo Mayor Gocha Meladze. According to the district administration, 20 kindergartens have also been closed.

  • October 21, 2017 03:53

    Professor Alexei Gunya. Photo: screenshot of the video on the YouTube channel of the Department of Social Sciences of PSTGU Scientists argue about Caucasus borders

    Historians, sociologists, geographers, economists, and ethnographers have not yet determined where the borders of the Caucasus pass. The United States and the EU politically distinguish the Caucasus, including also as a territory for the transit of energy resources from Central Asia. This was noted by participants of a seminar held at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (known as MGIMO).

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