November 19, 2020 10:36

  • A woman in hijab. Photo: REUTERS/Osman Orsal Journalists see problem in silencing female circumcision in Caucasus

    The problem of female genital mutilations is hushed up in the Caucasus to a greater extent than in other regions of the world. No criminal punishment will eradicate the problem until a legal background is formed that will allow women to feel safe, the authors of the project on female circumcision for the "AfishaDaily" believe.

November 19, 2020 10:30

  • Stepanakert, November 15, 2020. Photo by Armine Martirosyan for the "Caucasian Knot" About 7000 refugees return to Nagorno-Karabakh

    Forced migrants are returning to Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenia by the road through Karvachar. The way via the Lachin Corridor is unsafe, since Shushi is under Azerbaijan's control, an Armenian political analyst has noted.

November 19, 2020 10:27

  • A soldier of the army of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer The death toll of Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers exceeds 1500

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Nagorno-Karabakh has published a list of 81 soldiers killed in the conflict zone during the hostilities. The total number of perished soldiers of the Defence Army of Nagorno-Karabakh has made at least 1586.

November 19, 2020 10:14

November 18, 2020 23:59

  • Residents of Nagorno-Karabakh near a burning house. November 14, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer Peacekeepers: over 1700 refugees return to Nagorno-Karabakh

    Over 24 hours, 648 refugees arrived in Stepanakert from Armenia, and in total, 1709 people returned to the city. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has deployed seven more peacekeeping observer posts in Nagorno-Karabakh than planned, the Russian MoD reports.

November 18, 2020 23:55

  • Ruslan Sadykov (on the left) and Akhmed Dudaev. Collage by the "Caucasian Knot". Screenshot of the video, Entrepreneur retracts his statement on Marvel comics after meeting with Chechen minister

    In Kurchaloi, the spokesman for the children's centre called inappropriate the replacement of images of US comic book characters with photographs of Ramzan Kadyrov and "real heroes." At the same time, in a conversation with Akhmed Dudaev, Chechen Minister of Information, the spokesman for the children's centre said that he did not refuse to comply with the Chechen leader's instructions.

November 18, 2020 20:18

  • Removal of the aftermath of the explosion in Kaspiysk in 1996. Photo:Взрыв_жилого_дома_в_Каспийске_(1996) Journalists question official version of terror act in Kaspiysk in 1996

    The terror act committed in 1996 in Kaspiysk was an extraordinary event, but later terror acts in Russia forced residents to become accustomed to such news, Dagestani journalists suggest. They doubt the official version that the terror act committed in a house where families of border guards lived was connected with the blocking of smuggling channels.

November 18, 2020 20:08

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  • Khusein Karagulov. Photo by Luiza Orazaeva for the "Caucasian Knot" For KBR scientist, scientific studies turn into criminal prosecution

    Khusein Karagulov, a scientist from the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR), was accused of making medicinal drugs without authorities' permit. Karagulov, who is researching the healing mud of the Tambukan Lake, has stated that officials are fulfilling someone's order and would not listen to arguments in his defence.

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  • A house destroyed by shelling at night. Stepanakert, November 6, 2020. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the "Caucasian Knot" Nagorno-Karabakh residents are in no hurry to return home due to uncertainty

    Shops began to open in Stepanakert; the 80% of the city receives electricity and gas, the Mayor of the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh has informed. However, not all refugees are ready to return, as they are worried about their safety and do not know how to restore their houses and households affected by shelling.

November 18, 2020 11:09

November 18, 2020 11:02

  • Red Cross announces exchange of bodies of 200 Nagorno-Karabakh casualties

    Under the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the parties of the Karabakh conflict have already received 200 bodies of those who perished during the hostilities. The Armenian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has drafted a map for searching for the dead and missing military servicemen.

November 17, 2020 22:48

  • Armen Sargsyan. Photo by the press service of the Armenian President Armenian President calls for early parliamentary elections

    Against the background of the political crisis after the truce agreement with Azerbaijan, the government of Armenia should prepare for early parliamentary elections, and power should be transferred to the government of "national accord," Armenian President Armen Sargsyan announces.

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  • A spontaneous rally in support of the Azerbaijani army in Baku, July 14, 2020. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" 14 Azerbaijani oppositionists placed under house arrest

    In Baku, a court changed the pre-trial restriction measure for 21 out of 37 defendants in a criminal case on an unsanctioned march. The detainees were released from custody and placed under house arrest. The number of the released defendants includes 12 members of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan and two members of the movement "Muslim Unity".

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