• 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).

  • August 31, 2017 14:44

    Tornike Kusiani. Photo from Facebook page, LGBT activists describe attack on them in Batumi

    At present, Levan Berianidze and Tornike Kusiani, members of the "Equality Movement", beaten in Adjara on August 25, receive outpatient medical treatment, activists told the "Caucasian Knot".

  • April 25, 2017 14:44

    Batumi riots, March 11, 2017. Photo: Irakli Dzneladze RFE/RL Person accused of organizing Batumi riots goes on hunger strike

    Merab Gogoberidze has gone on a hunger strike in protest against charging him with organizing riots in Batumi, said the advocate Paata Shavadze, noting that his client refuses to plead guilty.

  • April 24, 2017 14:19

    Batumi City Court. Photo: Sputnik/Seyran Baroyan Law enforcers detain suspects of organizing riots in Batumi

    Two persons have been detained in Georgia under the ruling of the Batumi City Court on suspicion of organizing riots in the capital of Adjara on March 11.

  • March 14, 2017 12:30

    The consequences of pogroms in Batumi. Photo Eyewitnesses report details of pogroms in Batumi

    The pogroms in Batumi were arranged by participants of the organized rally, the eyewitnesses, political analysts and a journalist, interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot", assert. According to their story, the demands were put forward by the participants of the first, spontaneous wave of protest, which was provoked by the police’s actions.

  • March 12, 2017 10:45

    The police car turned upside down by the protesters. Photo: screenshot of a video on YouTube, 33 persons suffered at disorders in Batumi

    As a result of the disorders in Batumi, 18 protesters and 15 policemen suffered, the Minister of Public Health of Adjara has reported.

  • December 11, 2016 11:45

    The forum was attended by delegates of the "Eastern Partnership" countries. December 9, 2016, Tbilisi. Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for the "Caucasian Knot" Participants of creative forum claim low level of education in Georgia

    According to participants of the international forum "Creative Georgia", people of creative professions are unable to implement their projects in Georgia because of the low level of education at schools and institutions of higher education in the country. The participants of the international forum have noted the need for copyright protection.

  • September 05, 2016 12:10

    Batumi. Adjaria. Photo by Yuliya Kasheta for the "Caucasian Knot" In Adjaria, houses and roads flooded after heavy rains

    As a result of heavy rains, which occurred this night, houses and land plots in Kvariati, Gonio and Akhalsopeli were flooded, report local residents.

  • August 21, 2016 16:01

    A half-demolished house in the mountainous village of Makhuntseti in Adjaria. Photo by Yuliya Kasheta for the "Caucasian Knot" Residents of Georgia pointed to shortcomings in the law on mountaineers’ support

    The allowances and benefits provided for by the law "On Development of Mountain Districts" are insignificant, residents of such districts of Georgia assert. They are confident that in the first place the authorities should grant them the land ownership.

  • August 11, 2016 18:21

    Aslan Abashidze. Photo:ბაქოში--ასლან-აბაშიძის-ყოფილი-მრჩეველი-დააკავეს Aslan Abashidze sentenced in absentia to 15 years of imprisonment

    The Batumi City Court has found Aslan Abashidze, the former chief of the Adjara Autonomous Republic, guilty of murdering his deputy Nodar Imnadze in 1991 and of blowing up two bridges in 2004. The defendant was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment.

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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

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