Politics

October 23, 2020 23:52

  • In Moscow, people honour memory of victims of Dubrovka terror act on its anniversary

    On the anniversary of the seizure by militants of the Theatre Centre in Moscow, where the "Nord-Ost" musical was staged, commemorative events have been cancelled because of the coronavirus epidemic. However, people still brought flowers and children's toys to the theatre building. After 18 years passed from the day of the terror act, the question concerning the need for the assault and the use of soporific gas remains disputable.

October 23, 2020 19:36

October 23, 2020 19:01

  • Ganja residents mourn those killed by missile attacks

    Every day, townspeople bring flowers and children's toys to the houses destroyed by shelling in Ganja and mourn for the perished civilians. Human rights defenders have called on the parties in conflict to stop shelling dwelling settlements.

October 23, 2020 11:32

  • News about installation of monument to Stalin sparks disputes among Ossetians

    A message in social networks about the installation of a monument to Joseph Stalin by Dzambolat Tedeev, the head coach of the Russian freestyle wrestling team, in the village of Tsorbis has triggered disputes about Stalin's role in the history of Caucasian nations. Tedeev himself has refuted this message, but the discussion about Stalin's personality continues.

October 23, 2020 11:30

  • Two US cities recognize Nagorno-Karabakh's independence

    The American cities of Fowler and Fort Lee have recognized the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. Similar resolutions were adopted by the Council of the French Department of Aude-de-Seine and the City Council of the French city of Vienne, the Nagorno-Karabakh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has announced.

October 23, 2020 11:25

  • Military analysts assess strengths of parties in Karabakh conflict

    The Azerbaijani Army is better armed than the formations of Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia combined, but the training of Armenian militaries should not be underestimated, Russian analysts believe. Baku is not satisfied with the formula of a peaceful conflict settlement; Azerbaijan demands full control over the territories it treats as its occupied ones, Azad Isazade, a military analyst, has noted.

October 22, 2020 23:55

  • In Baku, court fines journalist Vagifgyzy for failure to pay compensation

    Azerbaijani journalist Sevindj Vagifgyzy was sentenced to a fine for failing to comply with the court's decision to pay compensation to Elmira Alandarova, a deputy principal of a school in Baku. The journalist associated the punishment with her disclosing the violations at the 2018 presidential election and appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with a complaint about the first fine.

October 22, 2020 15:19

  • Armenia and Azerbaijan report battles along entire frontline

    The positions of Azerbaijani troops deployed in the Karabakh conflict zone were shelled at night in three directions of the front; and by morning, local battles began along the entire contact line, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has stated. Its Armenian counterpart has announced armed clashes in all sectors of the frontline.

October 22, 2020 11:19

October 21, 2020 23:59

  • In Chechnya, doctors face ethical choice after surgeon Dagaev's death

    When commenting on the information about the killing of surgeon Dagaev in Chechnya after his patient's death, health experts emphasized that a conclusion about a medical error could only be made based on the results of an expert study of the situation by a special commission. The incident with surgeon Salakh Dagaev has become an indicator of the atmosphere in the region, where it is now risky for doctors to perform complex surgeries, human rights defenders note.

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