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August 23, 2019 01:07

  • Dagestani historians argue about idea of broad conference on Caucasian War

    A large-scale scientific conference on the Caucasian War is needed to fill in the gaps and identify insufficiently studied points, the initiator of the event, Zurab Gadjiev, a historian, believes. In their turn, Patimat Takhnaeva and Khadji Murad Donogo, historians, believe that a conference will yield no results, since Dagestani and Chechen scholars will fail to reach a uniform assessments and interpretations of events.

August 22, 2019 22:33

  • Tumso Abdurakhmanov. Screenshot from YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw3G4DO-JXI Tumso doubts Kadyrov's merits in building mosques

    Over the 17 years of Kadyrov's rule, a little more than 200 mosques were built in Chechnya, and in total, more than 800 mosques over the years of independence, the blogger, Tumso Abdurakhmanov, has stated with reference to Ramzan Kadyrov.

August 22, 2019 22:20

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  • Shootout at the marketplace in Krasnodar https://yandex.ru/video/search?filmId=5734619900410236046&t Krasnodar: leaders of national communities react to shooting incident

    The shootout near the marketplace in Krasnodar was the result of a "criminal showdown" rather than an interethnic conflict, a source from the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has voiced out the law enforcers' position. Members of national communities have promised the Krasnodar authorities to intensify work with the youth.

August 22, 2019 18:46

  • Georgia-South Ossetia border area. Photo: Jelger Groeneveld - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:South_Ossetia?uselang=ru#/media/File:Georgian_farmer_at_Khurvaleti_victim_of_borderization_by_Russian_and_South_Ossetian_troops.jpg South Ossetia announces temporary closure of its border with Georgia

    In the period from the evening on August 25 to the morning on August 27, checkpoints on the border with Georgia will suspend operation in connection with the celebration of the anniversary of the recognition of the country's independence, the KGB of South Ossetia announces today. The South Ossetian Ministry of Culture announced the programme of the holiday.

August 22, 2019 18:39

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  • Rustam Kuchmenov. Photo: Committee Against Torture website, https://www.pytkam.net/ru/news/rassledovaniem-dela-o-pytkah-v-nalchike-zaymutsya-na-respublikanskom-urovne New investigation started into case on torture of Nalchik resident

    The investigation into the case on beating of Rustam Kuchmenov, a detained resident of Nalchik, was resumed, and it was handed over to officials from the Investigating Department for Kabardino-Balkaria of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF), the Committee Against Torture (CaT) reported on August 21.

August 22, 2019 11:26

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  • Nika Gvaramiya. Screenshot of 'Rustavi-2' Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/rustavi2/photos/a.293417874035638/1286081234769292/?type=3&theater Nika Gvaramiya invites dismissed "Rustavi-2" reporters to new TV Company

    At present, the new "Mtavari Archi" TV Company forms its staff, and journalists and presenters of talk shows from the "Rustavi-2”TV Channel are invited to work for the new company, while their salaries will be maintained, reports Nika Gvaramiya, the former general director of the "Rustavi-2" TV Channel.

August 22, 2019 11:03

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  • Mikheil Sesiashvili announces that he quits 'Rustavi-2'. Screenshot from video posted at: http://www.rustavi2.ge/ka/news/141939 "Rustavi-2" stops news releases

    After the dismissal of the leader and two presenters, the news programme "Courier" has stopped broadcasting on the Georgian "Rustavi-2" TV Company. It became clear to the authors that the channel fell under the control of the ruling party, said Mikheil Sesiashvili, one of those who have quitted.

August 21, 2019 21:47

  • Traces of bullets. Photo: press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Abkhazia, http://mvdra.org/press/9439/ Electoral office of presidential candidate Arshba shelled

    Policemen have begun searching for the man who has shelled the electoral office of Oleg Arshba located in the Abkhaz village of Mgudzyrkhua today. The office staff has treated the incident as an attempt to intimidate the presidential candidate and his team.

August 21, 2019 21:38

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August 21, 2019 14:15

  • 'Rustavi-2' TV studio. Screenshot from RTVI Youtube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2uPSif-v38 Oppositionists see political motives in dismissals of "Rustavi-2" reporters

    On August 20, the general director of the "Rustavi-2" TV Channel announced the dismissals of at least seven employees of the TV Channel. Dismissed reporters are supporters of the "United National Movement" (UNM) Party, and their dismissals point to a change in the editorial policy of the independent TV Company, note opposition politicians.

August 21, 2019 14:00

  • Human rights defenders: Grib, Karpyuk, and Klykh transferred to "Lefortovo" SIZO

    Sentenced Ukrainian citizens Pavel Grib, Nikolai Karpyuk, Stanislav Klykh, as well as Alexander Kolchenko and Vladimir Balukha were transferred from regional penitentiary institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service (known as FSIN). At present, they are being kept at the Moscow SIZO (pre-trial prison), the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" suggests.

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