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  • Russian military exercises held in Abkhazia. Photo by the press service of the Southern Military District Russian military exercises held in Abkhazia

    About 1500 Russian military servicemen of the Southern Military District (SMD) took part in the exercises held at Abkhaz training ranges, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported.

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  • The celebration of the Circassian New Year held in Maikop on March 20, 2019. Photo by the press service of the Adygs' Folk Culture Centre Adyg activists criticize celebration of Circassian New Year

    The celebration of the Circassian New Year was held in Maikop with authorities' support. In Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia, this day is not celebrated. The Circassian New Year comes from paganism; it is not a folk custom and is not popular among the Adygs, since most of them do not want to sacrifice their Islamic identity, activists have stated.

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  • Gulnara Rustamova. Photo: screenshot of the video by the "Caucasian Knot" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtZNG3mqKqU Dagestani human rights defender killed in Syria

    Gulnara Rustamova, a well-known Dagestani human rights defender, a co-chair of the movement "Human Rights Protection", was killed in the Syrian city of Baguz, her friend Ayat Abdurakhmanova reported.

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  • Magomed Mutsolgov, Chairman of the initiative group (on the left), near the Central Electoral Commission of Ingushetia on March 20, 2019. Photo form the rights defender's blog on the "Caucasian Knot" https://www.kavkaz-uzel.eu/blogs/342/posts/37019?fbclid=IwAR1G5W_YbKvd3f6EkhufLuaXjjDOh5lKwOeb1gRNSotNxnxFMEXMWmR4EgY Ingush activists re-apply for referendum on border with Chechnya

    A repeated application has been submitted to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Ingushetia for registration of an initiative group to hold a referendum on the issue of the border with Chechnya. This was announced by Magomed Mutsolgov, a rights defender, who chaired the sitting of the initiative group.

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