Сhronicles

November 14, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of November 6-13

    Election of South-Ossetian President will, according to preliminary data, need the second round, as none of the 11 candidates won more than half of electors' votes; celebration of Kurban Bayram (Eid al-Fitr), one of the major Muslim holidays; snowfalls hit South of Russia and Transcaucasia and provoke various accidents and other emergencies; defence motion demanding to review the case of former military Arakcheev, convicted for murdering residents of Chechnya, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of November 6-13, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

November 07, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of October 31 to November 6

    Poisoning in the canteen of the Agricultural Academy in Nalchik; dismissals of high-ranking officials in Armenia; one year after the massacre in the village of Kuschevskaya, Krasnodar Territory; actions on the National Unity Day in Southern Russia, the "Russian March" among them, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of October 31-November 6, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

October 31, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of October 24-30

    Devastating earthquake in Turkey, echoed in Southern Caucasus; Georgian-Russian negotiations of the latter's accession to the WTO; verdicts to natives of Northern Caucasus, participants of fight in Moscow, where Spartak FC fan Yegor Sviridov was killed, and to mass rioters that followed it; attempt to demolish a house of a Roma family in Volgograd Region, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of October 24-30, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

October 24, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of October 17-23

    Attack in Ingushetia on Dagestani football fans on their way from Nalchik causes great resonance in both republics; three outbreaks of African swine fever within a week in the Krasnodar Territory; ecological festival and ecological protest actions in Yerevan; jurymen find Aslan Cherkesov, a native of Nalchik, guilty of killing a Muscovite Yegor Sviridov, and arouse discontent at his homeland; concern of rights defenders of the torture applied to a native of Chechnya in Russian prisons, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of October 17-23, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

October 17, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of October 10-16

    Capture off the coast of Nigeria of an oil tanker with Russian and Georgian sailors on board, ending in release of the crew; intention of billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili to get involved in political processes in Georgia; census in Armenia; trial in Essentuki on complaint of rights defender against inaction of law enforcers in kidnapping committed in Chechnya; election battles in South Ossetia, where given the population of less than 100,000, 17 presidential candidates have been registered, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of October 10-16, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

October 10, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of October 3-9

    Anti-corruption rally in the capital of Dagestan, ending with violent dispersal and mass detentions; sentence to former deputy of Volgograd Regional Duma, accused of paedophilia; fifth anniversary of murder in Moscow of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and failed indictment; autumn session of the PACE, which passed a resolution calling not to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and a declaration of 32 PACE delegates on recognition of independence of Nagorno-Karabakh, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of October 3-9, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

October 03, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of September 26 to October 2

    Sports and Cultural Festival "Caucasian Games" in Karachay-Cherkessia, which brought together representatives from all regions of the North-Caucasian Federal District NCFD); start of a week-long round-the-clock protest action of Armenian opposition, demanding early elections; electoral battles with shooting and hunger strike in South Ossetia; Buddhist forum in Kalmykia, where participants ask the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to allow a pastoral visit of the Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama XIV to Russia, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of September 26-October 2, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

September 26, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of September 19-25

    Recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by the Pacific State of Tuvalu; PACE inspection of TACs of Chechen refugees in Ingushetia; terror act with dozens of victims; the fifth within a month attempt on high-ranking law enforcer; and the trial of policemen accused of beating lawyer Sapiyat Magomedova, which ended without starting in Dagestan, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of September 19-25, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

September 19, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of September 12-18

    Strikes of metallurgists in Georgia and dispersal by the police of a protest action against violations of their rights; decision of the Russian Supreme Court to uphold the verdict to the persons accused of killing lawyer Markelov in Moscow; Jubilee Investment Forum in Sochi, which brought together more than 6500 participants; celebration of Unity Day of the Republic Dagestan and new resonant crimes, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of September 12-18, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

September 14, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of September 5-11

    Acquaintance visit to the Caucasus of Philippe Lefort, the newly appointed EU Special Representative for Southern Caucasus and Crisis in Georgia; youth educational forums in the Rostov and Astrakhan Regions; mass brawls - prevented and not - in the Stavropol Territory; setting up of former militants' adaptation commission in Ingushetia, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of September 5-11, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

September 07, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of August 29-September 4

    Start of construction of "Arkhyz" Resort in the mountains of Karachay-Cherkessia and crash of helicopter with officials; a triple terror act in Grozny on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, committed by suicide bombers; mourning events in memory of the victims of the 2004 Beslan tragedy; first nominee for presidency in South Ossetia, - look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of August 29-September 4, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

August 30, 2011 09:30

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of August 22-28

    Abkhazia elects Alexander Ankvab to be its new president; however, the international community is not in a hurry to recognize the legality of the election; Azerbaijani court convicts six more oppositionist for taking part in April rally; dam failure in Grozny becomes a tragedy for 2500 citizens; in Krasnodar Territory another "raid" of ecological activists to "Tkachov's summer house" ends in arrests again, – look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of August 22-28, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

August 22, 2011 09:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of August 15-21

    Earthquakes keep Eastern Georgia in tension for several days; pre-election campaign in Abkhazia interrupted by road accident; world champion in combat sambo from Dagestan kills a 19-year old student with one punch; houses located in Olympic route demolished in Sochi, – look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of August 15-21, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

August 15, 2011 09:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of August 8-14

    Third anniversary of August 2008 events in South Ossetia; wildfires in southern Russia; mass brawls in Dagestan with casualties and dozens of detainees; trials of oppositionists in Azerbaijan, – look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of August 8-14, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

August 08, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of August 1-7

    Start of Ramadan, Muslims' sacred fasting month; trial on resonant murder of football fan in Moscow, where residents of Northern Caucasus are defendants; fight of villagers in Ingushetia for their elected head; funeral of Georgian woman killed in terror act in Norway, – look these and other events in the Caucasus in the review of the week of August 1-7, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

August 01, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of July 25-31

    Start of election race in Abkhazia; Dagestan: disputable outcomes of special operation, economic forum and murder of head of President's press service; natural fires in Rostov Region, and, probably, criminal origin of fires in central Astrakhan, – look these and other events in the Caucasus in the week of July 25-31, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

July 25, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of July 18-24

    Eviction of South-Ossetian and Abkhazian refugees out of temporary accommodation centres (TACs) in Tbilisi; start of dialogue of Armenian authorities with opposition; attack on Circassian leader Ibragim Yaganov in Kabardino-Balkaria; start of trial on terror act at the Moscow "Domodedovo" Airport, – look these and other events in the review of the week of July 18-24, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

July 18, 2011 23:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of July 11 to 17

    International Film Festival "Golden Apricot" in Yerevan saw a record number of applications; two years after the murder of Chechen human rights defender Natalia Estemirova her colleagues present results of their own inquiry; Victor Dvorakovskiy, "Russian Wahhabi" suspected of preparing terrorist attack arrest in the Stavropol region, – look these and other events in the review of the week of July 11-17, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

July 11, 2011 23:30

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of July 4-10

    Second All-Caucasian Forum "Mashuk-2011" for youth of Northern Caucasus; meeting of members of the Presidential Council for Development of Civil Society and Human Rights with Dmitry Medvedev in Nalchik; new "spy scandal" and sentence to defendants in resonant case on espionage in Georgia; fighting against "laser hooliganism" in South of Russia, – look these and other events in the review of the week of July 4-10, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

July 04, 2011 22:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of June 27-July 3

    Tragedy instead of feast – victims of gas explosion at wedding party in Vladikavkaz die; first nominations for presidential election in Abkhazia; adoption of the law on distant pastures in Kabardino-Balkaria, which caused disputes among local indigenous nations; sentence to persons guilty of children's death in the Sea of Azov; transformation of oppositional "octet" into "sextet" after negotiations on electoral legislation in Georgia, – look these and other events in the review of the week of June 27-July 3, 2011, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

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