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February 20, 2017 20:09

  • Luiza Djandigova. Screenshot of a video at the page of the project on the platform, Donors raise nearly 1.5 million roubles for Ingush family’s house

    The authors of the project "House with windows into happiness" managed to raise nearly 1.5 million roubles to build a house for a large Djandigov family. Most of the funds – 950,000 roubles – were raised by means of crowdfunding, which was praised by the "Solidarity" Charity Fund as highly efficient.

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  • The tenants of the house No. 38 in Buynakskaya Street, Derbent. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot" Derbent residents threaten to block highway in protest against resettlement

    For the second day in a row, residents of central Derbent are holding protests with a demand not to resettle them into new buildings. Townspeople have threatened to block the federal highway and the railway. The Chairman of the City Assembly has urged them to wait for the outcomes of the Mayor’s meeting with the republic’s Premier.

February 20, 2017 17:52

  • Logo of the "Azadlyg" newspaper. Photo "Azadlyg" newspaper reports its staff questioned by GPO

    Eight journalists of the paper have been summoned to the General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) of Azerbaijan for interrogation within the case initiated against Faig Amirov, the Chairman of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), the "Azadlyg" reports.

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  • Tatiana Dyakova at a reception of the officials of the Mayor's office. Photo by Svetlana Kravchenko for the "Caucasian Knot" In Sochi, court marshals try to move large family out of municipal apartment

    On February 19, Sochi court marshal Andrei Zorinovsky, warned Tatiana Dyakova and Fyodor Dyakov, parents of three minor children, of eviction of their family members from the apartment until February 28. Meanwhile, the court marshal has ignored the claim of the Dyakov spouses that the family includes an infant and a child with disabilities.

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February 18, 2017 22:53

  • Two Azeri journalists complain to ECtHR about ban to leave the country

    The freelance journalists Aiten Ferkhadova and Ainura Geidarova have lodged a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in connection with the ban on leaving Azerbaijan imposed on them. The ban is caused by the inquiry into the criminal case against the edition “Meydan.TV”, their advocate has explained.

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  • Rights defenders present 27 Azerbaijani political prisoners to pardoning

    The list, presented by a group of rights defenders to the Commission on Pardoning under the Azerbaijani President, includes, first of all, prisoners with serious health problems, persons, on whom there are decisions of the European Court of Human Rights ECtHR, and the "prisoners of conscience", recognized as such by the Amnesty International (AI).

February 18, 2017 16:41

  • Soldier dies in Karabakh conflict zone

    Lernik Osyan, a soldier of the Defence Army of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), received a fatal gunshot wound today in the conflict zone under unclear circumstances, the NKR’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has stated.

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  • At the voting station in Armenia. Photo: © PAN Photo / Varo Rafayelyan, Hrant Khachatryan, Karo Sahakyan 1539 candidates nominated for parliamentary elections in Armenia

    The lists of political parties and blocs, which have declared their participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections, include 1539 candidates, Tigran Mukuchyan, the Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Armenia said on February 17 at a press conference, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

February 17, 2017 22:37

  • Participants of one of protest actions in Gukovo, August 14, 2016. Photo by Valery Lyugaev. Gukovo miners threaten authorities with new hunger strike

    Workers of the “Zamchalovsky Anthracite", one of the companies of the "Kingcoal" group, said at the picket in Gukovo that they have received no wage debts from the start of the year. According to the protesters, should the authorities fail to resume payments, they will begin a mass hunger strike.

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  • At the voting station, Dagestan. Photo: Ella Pamfilova reports pressure to public sector employees at elections in Dagestan

    On February 16, Ella Pamfilova, the chair of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Russia, arrived in Dagestan. Her meeting with members of political parties, public activists, and authors of complaints to the CEC was held behind closed doors. Not all people who wanted to attend the meeting with Ella Pamfilova succeeded in their wish. Later, Ella Pamfilova held another meeting at which the opposition talked about the violations revealed by them during the election in September 2016.

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  • Builder Pavel Solovyov beaten by policeman lies in city hospital No.3 in Khosta, Sochi, May 15, 2013. Photo by Svetlana Kravchenko for the 'Caucasian Knot'. Court reduces compensation to builder beaten by policeman in Sochi

    On February 16, the Krasnodar Regional Court made a decision concerning a complaint filed by Sergey Kuznetsov, a former policeman in Sochi, sentenced for beating builder Pavel Solovyov, and reduced the amount of compensation earlier assigned to the builder from 650,000 down to 350,000 roubles.

February 17, 2017 02:04

  • Banner calling on residents to vote at referendum. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the 'Caucasian Knot'. NKR’s CEC would not disclose list of international observers until referendum day

    In the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), the Central Election Commission (CEC) has announced the decision not to disclose the list of foreign observers at the constitutional referendum until its very day. According to the CEC, prior to the referendum, the main propaganda activities rest with the political forces supporting or opposing the adoption of the new Constitution.

February 16, 2017 17:27

  • Policemen disperse opposition protest action, Baku, December 10, 2012. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the 'Caucasian Knot'. ECtHR upholds complaints of 11 citizens of Azerbaijan

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found a violation of the rights of the eleven Azerbaijani citizens, arrested in the course of opposition’s actions in 2010-2014, and obliged the country’s authorities to pay compensation to them totalling to 138,870 euros.

February 16, 2017 17:23

  • Faig Amirov. Photo: RFE/RL Court leaves Faig Amirov in custody

    Today, the Baku Court of Appeal (CoA) has rejected the appeal against the refusal of the district court to transfer Faig Amirov, Financial Director of the "Azadlyg" (Freedom) newspaper, under house arrest.

February 16, 2017 15:57

  • Khachatur Kokobelyan. Two opposition election blocs formed in Armenia

    Today, the electoral list of the bloc "Free Democrats" – "Freedom" has been headed by Khachatur Kokobelyan, the leader of "Free Democrats". Gagik Tsarukyan, the founder of the "Prosperous Armenia" Party (PAP), is in the lead of the list of the bloc PAP – "Alliance".

Infographics. The statistics of the number of victims in the North Caucasian Federal District regions for the period of 6 years.

Infographics. The statistics of the number of victims in the North Caucasian Federal District regions for the period of 6 years

Over the past six years, from 2010 to early 2016, the number of victims of the armed conflict in the North Caucasus has decreased significantly. A stable tendency for reduction of the number of people killed and injured in the regions of the North Caucasian Federal District is shown in the infographics below, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot" and based on its own data and open sources information. By clicking each figure, you can see distribution of casualties in the center of the circle, divided by categories such as security forces, militants, and civilians.


Firearm incidents and victims in Northern Caucasus

Infographics. Statistics of victims

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