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  • Voting at a polling station in Yerevan, May 14, 2017. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the ‘Caucasian Knot’. Armenian CEC refuses to cancel results of elections to Yerevan Council of Elders

    In Armenia, the Central Election Commission (CEC) has found no grounds in the demand of the opposition "Apricot Country" Party to cancel the results of the elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan and finally approved the results of the voting. According to the information announced by the Armenian CEC, the Republican Party of Armenian (RPA) gained 46 mandates, the "Elk" bloc 14, and the "Apricot Country" Party five.

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  • Participant of action dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Caucasian War. Photo by Lyudmila Maratova for the 'Caucasian Knot'. Police seize Circassian mourning ribbons

    In the Krasnodar Territory, officials of the law enforcement agencies have seized a party of mourning ribbons manufactured to the 153rd anniversary of the end of the Caucasian War. This was reported by Beslan Teuvazhev, a Circassian activist.

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  • Mekhman Guseinov. Photo: RFE/RL Medical officers refuse surgery for blogger Mekhman Guseinov sentenced in Baku

    Medical officers of the Medical Department of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have pronounced diagnose of varicose veins for blogger Mekhman Guseinov sentenced for two years of imprisonment. However, they rejected the need for surgery. An advocate of the blogger does not agree with the decision of the medical officers.

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  • Special operation in the Dagestani village of Karamakhi. May 18, 2017. Photo: http://nac.gov.ru All suspects killed in Karamakhi village pre-identified

    One of the suspects killed in an armed clash in the Dagestani village of Karamakhi has been identified as Nasu Ataev, a 40-year-old leader of the "Kadar" militant grouping. Three of his subordinates were killed together with him, the "Kommersant" reports with reference to a source from the law enforcement agencies.

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May 19, 2017 21:25

  • Levon Varuzhan. Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for "Caucasian Knot" Volgograd: tenant of destroyed house states compensation non-payment

    Levon Varuzhan, a tenant of the house, destroyed in Volgograd by an explosion of domestic gas, who had survived the Spitak earthquake, complains about non-payment of compensation and problems with evacuation of his belongings; however, the Ministry for Emergencies (MfE) asserts that all the tenants have taken out their things out of ruined apartments.

May 19, 2017 20:20

  • Elmar Suleimanov. Photo: RFE/RL Azerbaijani lawyers state legal grounds for searching Dagestani conscripts

    The declaring former Azerbaijani citizens, now living in Dagestan, as wanted is legal, if they had deserted prior to taking Russian citizenship, Azerbaijani lawyers believe. The state mobilization service has added that deviationists are not exempted from responsibility, when they change their citizenship.

May 19, 2017 18:45

  • Agricultural activities. Photo http://kbrria.ru Resonant murder aggravates situation with land lease in KBR

    Unsettled land relations in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) have led to the killing of farmer Ruslan Kumakhov; villagers should receive a priority right to lease the land, the Association of Regional Peasants’ Farms (known as AKKOR) has stated. Ruslan Kumakhov was killed for his defending villagers’ interests before the lessees, the peasants believe.

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  • Grozny. Chechnya. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for "Caucasian Knot" "Dozhd": transgender tells about first persecutions of gays in Chechnya

    A native of Chechnya was forced to leave Russia for the United States after she received two stabbings in Moscow. According to the woman, who was born a man, but changed the sex, the persecutions of people of non-traditional sexual orientation began in Chechnya back in 2007, the “Dozhd” (Rain) TV Channel reports.

May 19, 2017 11:30

  • Traces of bullets on a car. Photo http://nac.gov.ru/kontrterroristicheskie-operacii/bandity-napavshie-na-post-policii-v-malgobekskom.html Law enforcers identify suspects killed in Dagestan as members of "Kadar" grouping

    According to the law enforcement agencies, the militants killed in the Buynaksk District of Dagestan were involved in an assassination attempt on the head of the administration for the village of Karamakhi and cases of extortion of money from entrepreneurs. The leader of the "Kadar" militant grouping was identified among the killed suspects.

May 19, 2017 09:31

  • A Rainbow Flashmob dedicated to the May 17th, the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Photo: the group of the "Russian LGBT Network" in "VKontakte" https://vk.com/lgbtrussia?z=photo-497578_456239938%2Falbum-497578_00%2Frev Chechen authorities not aware about appeals of Chechen gays for visas

    The "Russian LGBT Network" has reported on evacuation of 43 homosexuals from Chechnya. Of them, nine gays already stay abroad. Alvi Karimov, the spokesman for the leader of Chechnya, has stated that he is not aware about the appeals for visas filed by Chechen natives with non-conventional sexual orientation.

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  • Traders from the burned Makhachkala marketplace "Dagelektromash" at the protest action. Makhachkala, May 18, 2017. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for "Caucasian Knot" Traders of burnt-down marketplace in Makhachkala demand compensations

    Today, about 70 traders from the burned Makhachkala marketplace "Dagelektromash" have gathered for a new protest action. They have stated that they received no compensation for the lost property; and the marketplace restoration is slow. In its turn, the Makhachkala administration asserts that those most needy had received some help.

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  • “Memorial”: Salafi mosque in Shamkhal closed

    The mosque in the settlement of Shamkhal in the Kirov District of Makhachkala was closed at the request of law enforcement bodies. Believers plan to complain to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and the Prosecutor's Office, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" reports.

May 18, 2017 15:45

  • Grozny. Chechnya. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for "Caucasian Knot" EP calls on Moscow to investigate reports about gays’ persecutions in Chechnya

    Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution calling on the Russian authorities to investigate the reports about the detentions and torture of homosexuals in Chechnya. The Russian LGBT Network has reported that within the last six weeks 40 gays were brought away from the republic. According to the Network, detentions of gays in Chechnya have stopped; however, but it is not known how stable this situation is.

May 18, 2017 15:20

  • Elgiz Gakhramanov. Photo http://minval.az/news/123612017 BCA upholds verdict to activist Gakhramanov

    The Baku Court of Appeal (BCA) has upheld the verdict to Elgiz Gakhramanov, an activist of the “Nida” movement. His defence intends to file a cassation appeal to the Supreme Court (SC).

May 18, 2017 13:25

  • Celebration of the State Flag in Grozny. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for "Caucasian Knot" Participants of Brussels conference argue about realities of modern Chechnya

    Participants of the conference held in Brussels and dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the peace treaty between Russia and the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria have failed to reach a common understanding not only of the future, but also of the actual relationship of the society and the authorities of Chechnya with the Kremlin.

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  • Residents of Dagestan complain about Azerbaijan's demand to take army service there

    Asim Ragimov and Almir Akhmedov, Azerbaijani ex-citizens, who had received Russian citizenship and now live in Dagestan, have complained about the demands of Azerbaijani military commissariats to take their military service in the country. According to the young men, they are wanted in Azerbaijan, and, therefore, cannot visit their parents.

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.

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Firearm incidents and victims in Northern Caucasus

Infographics. Statistics of victims

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