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March 15, 2019 10:20

  • Policemen and workers of cafés holding protest, Yerevan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot Café owner in Yerevan urges to stop protests

    Armen Petrosyan, one of the owners of the "Jazzve" café chain, has called upon his colleagues, café owners and workers, to stop protests in view of the current explosive situation, and move the struggle exclusively to the legitimate field.

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  • Two militants killed in Stavropol Territory, NAC reports

    Today, two natives of the Volgograd Region have been killed by law enforcers in the Stavropol Territory. The National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reports that the suspects were plotting a terror act. According to the NAC, no one else suffered.

March 14, 2019 18:22

  • Police detain participants of spontaneous protest rally in Yerevan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot 16 people detained at protest action in Yerevan

    Today, in Yerevan, owners and employees of a cafe have blocked an avenue in protest against the demolition of catering enterprises. Law enforcers pushed the protesters away from the roadway, and 16 activists were brought to police stations.

March 14, 2019 18:14

March 14, 2019 14:55

  • Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot Political analysts note Pashinyan's tension with Karabakh authorities

    At a sitting in Stepanakert, the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, has unequivocally presented his policy of resolving the Karabakh conflict, speaking in favour of Nagorno-Karabakh's participation in the negotiations. Against this background, the Karabakh leaders, the protégés of the former Armenian authorities, are unfriendly towards Pashinyan, said the political analysts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot".

March 14, 2019 14:43

  • Tumso Abdurakhmanov. Screenshot of the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNGSHNox8eE Archival video with Akhmat Kadyrov confirms that Tumso was right

    By publicizing the archival video featuring Akhmat Kadyrov, Chechen authorities wanted to show that he was independent; however, the video itself has confirmed the words of the blogger, Tumso Abdurakhmanov, about the appeals of the first Chechen president to jihad, Ruslan Kutaev, a public figure, has stated.

March 14, 2019 11:20

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  • Mosque under construction in Shali, February 2017. Photo: Djalvadi Malaev, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1896186753947512&set=a.1389980897901436.1073741828.100006686164700&type=3&theater, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55766501 Shali residents treat mosque named after Ramzan Kadyrov as excessive

    The construction of a mosque named after Ramzan Kadyrov in the city of Shali is coming to an end, the Mayoralty has reported. A mosque capable to house 20,000 believers in the city with a relatively small population is not needed; for the convenience of residents, it would be worthwhile to build several small mosques in different parts of the city, local residents told the "Caucasian Knot".

March 14, 2019 11:02

  • Pretrial detention centre. Photo: Elena Sineok, Yuga.ru Version of Tuntuev's suicide caused scepticism in his defence

    Ayub Tuntuev, a former security of the head of Chechnya, who was found dead in the colony, had never expressed his intent to commit suicide, but reported threats received after his complaint about torture was sent to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), the "Legal Initiative" has stated.

March 14, 2019 08:33

  • Participants of feminist rally in Baku. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Feminist slogans find no response in Northern Caucasus

    The absence in Northern Caucasus of actions like the feminists held in Baku on March 8 is caused not by local women's fear, but by their ideas about the appropriate social activeness, Svetlana Anokhina, a journalist, has explained.

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