September 20, 2017 12:48

  • The former Mayor of Makhachkala Said Amirov. Photo by Oleg Pchyolov for "Caucasian Knot" Former Makhachkala Mayor Said Amirov refused pardon

    Despite 189 appeals in support of the former Mayor of Makhachkala, a commission has unanimously refused to pardon Said Amirov, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. This was reported by the newspaper "Orenburzhye" with reference to the Vice Governor of the Orenburg Region.

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September 19, 2017 23:52

  • Police stop AIP congress

    The police have blocked the building, where an event was scheduled in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Azerbaijani Islamic Party (AIP).

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  • Zelimkhan Bakaev (on the right) with the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Photo: RFE/RL Chechen authorities react to appeal of disappeared singer's mother to Kadyrov

    On September 18, in Chechnya, the Ministry for National Policy, External Relations, Press and Information and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) almost simultaneously rejected the political and criminal subtext in the disappearance of Zelimkhan Bakaev. The Ministries have assured they are making all efforts to find him.

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  • Girls in traditional clothing - long dresses (g1abli) on the Day of Chechen Woman. Grozny, September 21, 2014. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for "Caucasian Knot" Flower park opened in Grozny on Day of Chechen Woman

    A park with rare trees and flowers has been arranged near the complex "Grozny-City". Residents of Grozny treated the park as very beautiful and original and noted that the opening ceremony was held at enhanced security measures.

September 18, 2017 14:22

  • Mekhman Aliev, the director of the news agency "Turan". Photo Tax authorities unblock accounts of Azerbaijani agency "Turan"

    Today, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Taxes has cancelled sanctions against the agency "Turan", but it still cannot resume its activities because of the absence of the information on the closure of the criminal case. This was told to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent by Shakhin Gadjiev, the deputy director for the agency "Turan".

September 18, 2017 13:50

  • Isa Khamkhoev. Photo: the Spiritual Centre of Muslims of Ingushetia Court closes case on liquidation of Ingush Muftiate

    The Supreme Court (SC) of Ingushetia has reported termination of the proceedings in the case on the liquidation of the Spiritual Centre of Muslims for the Republic of Ingushetia in connection with the conclusion of a settlement agreement.

September 18, 2017 12:44

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  • The employees of the Ministry for Emergencies at the firefighting training. Photo © Sputnik / Alexander Kondratyuk Social network users criticize fire-fighting in Dagestan

    The authorities and the Ministry for Emergencies (MfE) fail to take sufficient measures to extinguish forest fires in hard-to-reach areas of Dagestan. This opinion was expressed by users of social networks. Aircrafts are involved in extinguishing the fires, reported the Dagestani MfE.

September 18, 2017 09:26

  • Remains of Soviet soldiers were delivered to the village of Terskol from the glacier Gara-Bashi. Photo Remains of a Red Army soldier found in KBR’s mountains

    Remains of a Soviet soldier's body and ammunition from the period of II World War were found in the Elbrus District of Kabardino-Balkaria. This was reported by the Border Guard Service Department of the Russia FSB for the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR).

September 18, 2017 08:05

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of September 11-17

    Approval of results of municipal and Legislative Assembly elections and elections in Kuban (Krasnodar Territory) and North Ossetia; rallies of deceived real estate investors in Southern Russia; mass evacuation of people because of false reports of undermining in Stavropol and other Russian cities; release in Azerbaijan of blogger Alexander Lapshin, Mekhman Aliev and Faig Amirov, recognized as political prisoners, and 14 convicts under the Nardaran case; acquittal of Makhachkala Mayor's son accused of insulting and injuring policemen, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of September 11-17, 2017, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

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  • March in Rustaveli avenue. Tbilisi, September 17, 2017. Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for "Caucasian Knot" "Patriots’ Alliance" promises weekly protests in Georgia

    The today’s protest march of the "Patriots’ Alliance" Party in Tbilisi was not attended by activists of other oppositional forces; however, the party intends holding similar actions in different cities of the country on the weekly basis.

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  • A poster with the photos of the political prisoners in Azerbaijan, used at the opposition rally in Baku on April 8, 2017. Photo by Aziz Karimov for "Caucasian Knot" IRFS urges Azeri authorities to release bloggers and journalists

    The Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety (IRFS) has welcomed the liberation of Mekhman Aliev, Director of the “Turan” News Agency, and Faig Amirov, Financial Director of the “Azadlyg” newspaper; however, it has called on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately release all the remaining journalists and bloggers imprisoned for criticizing them.

September 17, 2017 04:07

  • Guests taste the wine at the Fourth Wine Festival in Nagorno-Karabakh. September 16, 2017. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for "Caucasian Knot" Wine Festival in Nagorno-Karabakh attracts many tourists

    On September 16, 12 companies from Armenia, 11 companies from Nagorno-Karabakh and 10 private winemakers, as well as agricultural producers, took part in the Fourth Wine Festival held in the village of Tog, Gadrut District. The organizers hoped for 2500 visitors, but they had much more of them.

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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