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March 18, 2019 12:57

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  • Magomed Khanbiev. Screenshot from video posted by 'Navalny LIVE'; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT5sUi6Ot9Y Residents of Chechnya find excuses for MP's words about Russians unpersuasive

    The public statement about dislike for Russians was misunderstood, said Magomed Khanbiev, a Chechen MP, explaining that he meant militaries. Djambulat Umarov, a Chechen Minister, has supported Khanbiev, also pointing to an inaccurate interpretation of his words. However, social network users and republic's residents are sceptical of these statements.

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  • Participant of protest rally in Yerevan is being detained, March 14, 2019. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot Analysts exclude political context from conflict around cafés in Yerevan

    Opponents of the new authorities are trying to give a political colouration to the protests against the demolition of cafés in Yerevan, but in reality it does not exist, the political analysts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe. They blame the city Mayoralty for the escalation of the conflict.

March 16, 2019 10:34

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  • The Pankisi Gorge. Photo by Bordzgor - Template:Routers, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75876684 Pankisi residents tell about militant killed in Syria

    Amiran Borchashvili, a resident of the village of Dumasturi, who perished in Syria, grew up in a respected family and studied at the university; his departure for the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court, surprised his friends, local residents told the "Caucasian Knot".

March 16, 2019 10:02

  • New US sanctions create no threats to Kadyrov

    The US sanctions imposed in connection with the murder of Boris Nemtsov are not fundamentally new and unable to create problems for Ramzan Kadyrov. They could even increase the popularity of Kadyrov in the Middle East, the political analysts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

March 16, 2019 08:55

  • Tumso Abdurkhmanov. Screenshot from Alexei Navalny's weekly programme of #FutureRussia, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT5sUi6Ot9Y Kremlin refuses to react to Daudov's words about blood feud to Abdurakhmanov

    The Kremlin has granted complete freedom to Chechen leadership, the blogger Tumso Abdurkhmanov assessed the federal authorities' reaction to the words of the Speaker of the Chechen Parliament, who declared blood feud to Tumso. Oppositionist Alexei Navalny has noted that Magomed Daudov's words are contrary to the status of a high-ranking official.

March 16, 2019 08:44

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  • Rauf Arashukov. Photo: press service of the Federation Council CPRF achieves verification of legality of Rauf Arashukov's senator post

    The Federation Council is engaged in a check initiated by Valery Rashkin, a State Duma member from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), concerning verification of the information stating that when Rauf Arashukov got his senator's mandate in 2016, he had a residence permit in the UAE, the "Kommersant" reports.

March 16, 2019 08:25

  • Anastasia Shevchenko with her advocates in the court. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the Caucasian Knot Anastasia Shevchenko's arrest extended for three months

    The Leninsky District Court of Rostov-on-Don extended until June 17 the term of house arrest to activist Anastasia Shevchenko, accused of involvement in an undesirable organization. The defence's request to let Anastasia Shevchenko take her children to school and go for walks was dismissed.

March 15, 2019 20:05

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  • Alexander Dvornikov. Photo: press service of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation Commander of Southern Military District included in EU sanctions list

    Alexander Dvornikov, the commander of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces, has become one of the Russian citizens included in the EU sanctions list. After the incident in the Kerch Strait, Alexander Dvornikov is banned from entering the territory of the EU member countries.

March 15, 2019 19:40

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Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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