March 22, 2017 17:22

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 20, 2017 16:48

  • "Georgian Dream" Party announces overcoming President's veto

    The parliamentary majority is preparing to overcome the presidential veto on the package of secret surveillance laws, and there is no time for detailed study of the recommendations of the Georgian President. This was announced by members of the "Georgian Dream" Party.

March 17, 2017 16:38

March 14, 2017 12:30

  • 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 11:33

  • Oksana Sevastidi is back at large

    Oksana Sevastidi, a resident of Sochi, who had been convicted for sending an SMS-message to Georgia about the transportation of military equipment, has been released from the Moscow SIZO (pre-trial prison) “Lefortovo”.

March 12, 2017 10:45

March 09, 2017 15:08

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

    In January, the website “” 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 09, 2017 05:59

  • Rights defenders state women’s discrimination in Southern Caucasus and Russia

    On March 8, the Anti-Discrimination Centre (ADC) "Memorial" launched the "All Jobs for All Women" campaign to abolish lists of works and occupations prohibited for women. In some regions of Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia, employment opportunities for women are severely limited. This was told by Stephaniya Kulaeva, the leader of the ADC "Memorial", to the "Caucasian Knot".

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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