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  • Ingush girl at the Leonid Roshal Clinics. Screenshot of Instagram post, In Ingushetia, beaten girl faces new surgery

    The health state of a girl from Ingushetia, who suffered from severe beating, has improved after she underwent a surgery during which a part of her right arm was amputated, doctors report. Anna Kuznetsova, Children's Rights Commissioner in Russia, says that the girl needs a new surgery before procedures of prosthetics.

August 13, 2019 14:44

  • Prayer during Eid al-Adha. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot In Dagestan, date of Eid al-Adha raises questions to Muftiate

    The decision of the Dagestani Muftiate to schedule Eid al-Adha for August 12 seems to be controversial, since the last day of the Hajj passed on August 10, note residents of Dagestan interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot". Users of Instagram also found no logic in scheduling the holiday for another date.

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  • 'Rustavi-2' office building. Screenshot from RTVI Youtube Channel: Khalvashi puts up "Rustavi-2" for sale

    On August 12, Kibar Khalvashi announced his intention to sell the "Rustavi-2" TV Company, explaining his decision by the company's debts in the amount of 70 million laris (almost USD 24 million) and the absence of his financial ability to maintain it. Mr Khalvashi intends to hold an auction and sell the TV company to the one who offers the highest price.

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  • Ramzan Kadyrov. Photo from official VKontakte page, Kadyrov's threats alert journalists and bloggers

    Ramzan Kadyrov is able to realize his threats against commentators and bloggers; and after his statements some journalists will resort to self-censorship, Milrad Fatullaev editor-in-chief of the "Derbent" News Agency, and Rasul Asad, a blogger, believe.

August 13, 2019 01:03

  • Soldier of Nagorno-Karabakh at the battle line. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot Karabakh soldier defects to Azerbaijani side

    Araik Gazaryan, a military serviceman of the Defence Army of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), has defected to the enemy's side, the press service of the NKR's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has informed. The deserting soldier said that he had fled because of the lawlessness in his military unit, the Azerbaijani MoD has announced.

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  • Football match between the "Akhmat" and "Spartak" FCs. Photo: press service of  'Akhmat-Arena' stadium, Grozny residents claim being obliged to attend football match on holiday

    In Grozny, leaders of public sector enterprises ordered their subordinates to attend a football match between the "Akhmat" and "Spartak" FCs on the first day of Eid al-Adha, public sector employees complained. The practice to oblige people to attend sports events is usual for Chechnya only, note sports journalists interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot".

August 12, 2019 18:37

  • Policemen take LGBT activist Vladislav Pogorelov away from the Metallurgov Square in Volgograd, August 12, 2019. Photo by Tatiana Filimonova for the Caucasian Knot Law enforcers detain LGBT activists in Volgograd

    In Volgograd, seven LGBT activists were brought to police stations after they came to the square where an action sanctioned by the authorities was taking place, activist Vladislav Pogorelov reported.

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  • Nika Gvaramiya (centre). Screenshot from video posted at: Nika Gvaramiya refuses to pay bail amount

    The defence will appeal against the decision of the Tbilisi City Court, which pronounced a pre-trial restriction measure in the form of more than 13,000 US dollars of bail against Nika Gvaramiya, the former general director of the "Rustavi-2" TV Channel, his advocate reported.

August 12, 2019 11:14

  • Khadija Ismayilova attends protest rally in Baku, March 8, 2019. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Baku court denies Ismayilova's end of conditional term

    The Binagadi District Court of Baku has refused to satisfy the motion of the investigative journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, to terminate her probationary period of criminal punishment and to remove the conviction. She treats the court judgement as politically motivated and intends to appeal against it.

August 12, 2019 11:00

  • Festive prayer in a mosque. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Dagestani residents dispute on the date of Kurban Bayram

    The Muftiate of Dagestan has scheduled the celebration of Kurban Bayram (Eid al-Adha) on August 12, while in other regions it is celebrated on August 11, residents of Dagestan have complained. Their opponents have urged to trust local theologians.

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