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October 23, 2020 23:52

  • Flowers and pictures of the victims near the Dubrovka Theatre Centre where people were held hostage. Moscow, October 26, 2007. Photo: REUTERS/Grigory Tambulov (RUSSIA) In Moscow, people honour memory of victims of Dubrovka terror act on its anniversary

    On the anniversary of the seizure by militants of the Theatre Centre in Moscow, where the "Nord-Ost" musical was staged, commemorative events have been cancelled because of the coronavirus epidemic. However, people still brought flowers and children's toys to the theatre building. After 18 years passed from the day of the terror act, the question concerning the need for the assault and the use of soporific gas remains disputable.

October 23, 2020 23:47

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  • On the line of contact with Nagorno-Karabakh. Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer Number of killed Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers reaches 927

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Nagorno-Karabakh has released a new report about 27 killed soldiers, and in total, since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict, the number of killed Karabakh soldiers has reached 927. The Ministry of Defence of Armenia has reported about ongoing battles in the eastern direction of the frontline.

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  • Teimur Askerov standing next to the photos of his perished relatives. October 22, 2020. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" Ganja residents mourn those killed by missile attacks

    Every day, townspeople bring flowers and children's toys to the houses destroyed by shelling in Ganja and mourn for the perished civilians. Human rights defenders have called on the parties in conflict to stop shelling dwelling settlements.

October 23, 2020 11:32

  • Screenshot of the page https://www.instagram.com/p/CGSf7yhFjAQ/ News about installation of monument to Stalin sparks disputes among Ossetians

    A message in social networks about the installation of a monument to Joseph Stalin by Dzambolat Tedeev, the head coach of the Russian freestyle wrestling team, in the village of Tsorbis has triggered disputes about Stalin's role in the history of Caucasian nations. Tedeev himself has refuted this message, but the discussion about Stalin's personality continues.

October 23, 2020 11:30

  • Two US cities recognize Nagorno-Karabakh's independence

    The American cities of Fowler and Fort Lee have recognized the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. Similar resolutions were adopted by the Council of the French Department of Aude-de-Seine and the City Council of the French city of Vienne, the Nagorno-Karabakh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has announced.

October 23, 2020 11:29

  • Putin reports 5000 casualties in Karabakh

    Armenia and Azerbaijan have lost about two thousand people each killed in the battles for Nagorno-Karabakh, the total number of casualties is approaching 5000, the Russian President Vladimir Putin has informed.

October 23, 2020 11:27

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  • A tank in the streets of Stepanakert, September 2020. Screenshot of the video posted at the Lamin Sakho3 YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdQd9nm0PnY&feature=emb_logo Military analysts assess strengths of parties in Karabakh conflict

    The Azerbaijani Army is better armed than the formations of Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia combined, but the training of Armenian militaries should not be underestimated, Russian analysts believe. Baku is not satisfied with the formula of a peaceful conflict settlement; Azerbaijan demands full control over the territories it treats as its occupied ones, Azad Isazade, a military analyst, has noted.

October 22, 2020 23:55

  • Sevindj Vagifgyzy. Photo: www.meydan.tv In Baku, court fines journalist Vagifgyzy for failure to pay compensation

    Azerbaijani journalist Sevindj Vagifgyzy was sentenced to a fine for failing to comply with the court's decision to pay compensation to Elmira Alandarova, a deputy principal of a school in Baku. The journalist associated the punishment with her disclosing the violations at the 2018 presidential election and appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with a complaint about the first fine.

October 22, 2020 23:48

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  • Marks of missiles. Nagorno-Karabakh. October 19, 2020. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the "Caucasian Knot" Number of killed Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers rises by 40

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Nagorno-Karabakh has made public the new lists of 40 killed soldiers. In total, since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict, the MoD of Nagorno-Karabakh has reported about 874 killed soldiers.

October 22, 2020 23:34

  • A shell covered in dirt. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" A resident of Gabala wounded in missile attack, Azerbaijan reports

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Azerbaijani has reported about missile attacks by the Armenian troops on the Gabala, Kurdamir, and Siyazan District. As a result, a minor resident of Gabala was wounded, the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan reported. Armenia claims that its troops did not shell the Gabala District.

October 22, 2020 20:47

  • Improvised memorial where people pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the French teacher who was beheaded on the streets of the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France, October 21, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard France to expel Russian citizens after heinous murder of teacher

    After the murder of teacher Samuel Paty for showing pupils the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, the French Interior Minister intends to visit Moscow to agree on the deportation of Russian citizens who have been denied refugee status in France. The French secret services are concerned about the radicalization of Chechen young people, says Nicolas Hénin, an author of the book "Jihad Academy".

October 22, 2020 15:22

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  • An Armenian soldier on the frontline. Screenshot of the video by the NK information centre https://www.facebook.com/ArtsakhInformation/videos/401158884385156/ Armenia and Azerbaijan report battles along entire frontline

    The positions of Azerbaijani troops deployed in the Karabakh conflict zone were shelled at night in three directions of the front; and by morning, local battles began along the entire contact line, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has stated. Its Armenian counterpart has announced armed clashes in all sectors of the frontline.

October 22, 2020 11:21

  • A square in Batumi. Photo by Nina Tumanova for the "Caucasian Knot" After authorities' promises, Batumi activists stop their hunger strike

    The residents of Batumi, who demanded to extend social payments and defer payments on bank loans, have stopped their hunger strike after the promise of Tornike Rizhvadze, the head of the Adjara Government, to resolve these problems. People have the right to demand help from authorities, as they are in a difficult social situation due to the coronavirus epidemic, human rights defenders believe.

October 22, 2020 11:19

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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