March 24, 2017 14:49

  • Alexander Dolzhenko's defence accuses court of desire to produce "second Magnitsky"

    In Elista, in his final speech, defendant Alexander Dolzhenko has announced to the court his innocence in the case of deliberate bankruptcy of the "Dalnyaya Step" Company. The funds were withdrawn from the company under the control of top-ranking officials. This opinion was voiced by advocates, who suspect the court of "the desire to make the second Magnitsky out of Alexander Dolzhenko."

March 24, 2017 10:22

March 22, 2017 05:28

  • Court examines video of beating up inmates of Elista colony

    The employees of the special-purpose division of the criminal-executive system (known as OSN UIS) of Kalmykia had failed to report to their bosses the use of physical force and special means when conducting an off-schedule "unified regime day" in the territory of IK-1 on September 20, 2012. This was stated by Sergey Makalzurov, the head of the above division.

March 07, 2017 22:50

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February 24, 2017 04:43

February 16, 2017 12:20

  • Relatives of inmate who died in Elista colony treat list of figurants as incomplete

    The Elista City Court plans to hold the first session on the death of the inmate Dmitri Batyrev in the colony, who, according to investigators, received at least 60 blows with a rubber truncheon. The prisoner’s dock contains seven employees of the local department of the Federal Penitentiary Service (know as UFSIN); five of them are accused of the inmate’s death; and two others – of beating inmates in 2012. The family of Batyrev believes that investigators failed to reveal all those guilty of his death.

February 15, 2017 10:40

  • Family with many children from Kalmykia goes to court in seek for shelter from state

    The Supreme Court (SC) of Kalmykia has dismissed the complaint filed by a female resident of the republic, excluded by the administration of Elista from the number of participants of the programme "Affordable Housing for Young Families" in connection with the fact that the woman celebrated her 35th birthday. The complainant intends to file a cassation appeal.

February 12, 2017 15:11

  • Zelimkhan Bakharchiev's father evicted from Chechnya buried in Ingushetia

    Aslanbek Bakharchiev, the seriously ill father of suspected militant Zelimkhan Bakharchiev, expelled from a Chechen village, died in Kalmykia and was buried in Ingushetia. This was reported by residents of the republic. According to them, the authorities did not allow family members of Aslanbek Bakharchiev to bury him in Chechnya.

January 31, 2017 17:09

  • Solo picketer detained in Kalmykia

    As reported by Batyr Boromangnaev, the chairman of the Kalmyk branch of the "Yabloko" Party, policemen have detained the activist, who held in Elista a solo picket against the socio-economic policy of the republic's authorities.

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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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