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  • 'Close the door!' sign in a prison. Photo: Elena Sineok,, MP Rafik Yaraliev detained after shootout in Dagestan

    Rafik Yaraliev, a member of the Derbent City Assembly, has been detained and gives evidence in the case of the shootout in Dagestan, a regional law enforcement source has reported. The shootout involved relatives of Imam Yaraliev, the former Mayor of Derbent, and Farid Akhmedov, the head of the Magaramkent District, law enforcers have reported.

November 24, 2017 03:29

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  • Six people detained after shootout in Dagestan

    Up to 15 people participated in the shootout in the Magaramkent District of Dagestan, two men were killed and two were wounded, a source from the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has reported. The police have introduced the "Interception" plan.

November 23, 2017 22:37

  • Booklet dedicated to the 40th anniversary of Norwegian Helsinki Committee, pages about laureates of 2017 Andrei Sakharov Award, November 23, 2017. Photo by Grigory Shvedov for the Caucasian Knot. CPT and "Novaya Gazeta" receive Sakharov Award

    The 2017 Andrei Sakharov Award was given today to the "Novaya Gazeta" newspaper and the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), who were represented by Elena Milashina and Olga Sadovskaya, respectively. Elena Milashina told the "Caucasian Knot" that she associates the awarding with the topics that the 'Novaya Gazeta' has risen this year about Chechnya.

November 23, 2017 21:34

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  • Gates of the house suffered from shelling. Photo by Famil Makhmudbeili for the Caucasian Knot. Azerbaijani officer found dead near Armenian positions

    Today, an official from the Armenian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported about a discovery of a dead body of an officer on the border with Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence has confirmed the death of a soldier.

November 23, 2017 16:57

  • Policeman. Photo: Maxim Tishin / Yugopolis. Kadyrov's plenipotentiary to Ukraine detained

    Ramzan Tsitsulaev, a plenipotentiary of the Chechen leader in Ukraine, who was wanted during the past three years, was detained in the Bryansk Region and sent to Moscow. This was reported by a source from the law enforcement agencies.

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  • Umar Idigov, founder of Tbilisi "Caucasus Integration Foundation" near the place of special operation in Tbilisi, November 22, 2017. Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for the Caucasian Knot. Idigov tells about children in the venue of Tbilisi special operation

    The information about those against whom the special operation was conducted on November 22 in Tbilisi has not been officially announced. Some sources claim that they were militants from Syria. According to Umar Idigov, the chairman of Tbilisi "Caucasus Integration Foundation", this is not true; and there were children in the blocked apartment.

November 23, 2017 08:00

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  • Truck drivers protest against the "Platon" system. Photo by Andrei Mayorov, KBR drivers decide to support strike against "Platon"

    More than a hundred drivers from the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) will take part in the strike organized by the "Association of Russian Carriers" (ARC) against the "Platon" system, which is scheduled for December, said Zaurbek Babgoev, the head of the KBR's branch of the ARC.

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November 22, 2017 21:22

  • CoE Commissioner calls on to stop chasing Yalchin Imanov

    The decision of the Azerbaijan Bar Association to stop the advocate's powers of Yalchin Imanov is a revenge for his publicizing human rights violations, Nils Muižnieks, the Human Rights Commissioner of Council of Europe (CoE), has stated and urged the Azerbaijani authorities to stop pressing advocates.

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  • Suleiman Kerimov. Photo: Suleiman Kerimov pleads not guilty

    Suleiman Kerimov, a senator from Dagestan in the Federation Council, detained in Nice on suspicion of non-payment of taxes, pleads not guilty, reported an informed source. It turned out that Suleiman Kerimov stayed in France without his diplomatic passport.

November 22, 2017 05:58

  • Tbilisi: special operation accompanied by explosion

    According to the edition "", an explosion occurred in the venue of the special operation that was held in Gabriel Salos Street; before the explosion, a strong sound of broken glass could be heard.

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  • TCC upholds Chabuk's denial of refugee status

    The Tbilisi City Court (TCC) has upheld the refusal to grant refugee status to Mustafa Emre Chabuk, whom Turkish law enforcers treat as a supporter of Fethullah Gülen. The defence of Mr Chabuk will appeal against this decision at the Court of Appeal, Soso Baratashvili, Chabuk's advocate, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

November 21, 2017 21:55

  • Suleiman Kerimov. Photo: press service of 'Anzhi' football club Senator Kerimov detained in France under tax evasion case

    Suleiman Kerimov, a Senator from Dagestan in the Federation Council, was detained by the French police in the city of Nice in the south of the country, the spokesman for the Russian Embassy in France has reported. Kerimov was detained under the tax evasion case, a representative of the French Prosecutor's Office has added.

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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