Analytics

January 13, 2018 01:51

  • In Q4 of 2017, 42 people fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

    During the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017, at least 42 people fell victim to the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. Of them, 28 were killed, and at least 14 were wounded. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

December 31, 2017 08:00

  • Ksenia Sobchak. Photo: Reuters/Anton Vaganov Why volunteers of Southern Russia prefer Sobchak, not Putin or Navalny

    After Ksenia Sobchak, a public person and a journalist, had been nominated to run for Russian presidency, her offices and volunteer groups launched activities in the regions. In Rostov-on-Don, Mineralnye Vody, Sochi, and Volgograd, the "Caucasian Knot" interviewed supporters and volunteers of Ksenia Sobchak to find out what to expect from the "candidate against all" and why she is more preferable than Putin and Navalny. Rivals and opponents of Ksenia Sobchak also had something to tell about her.

December 28, 2017 17:35

  • Resident of Chechnya writes about underground oil refinery in his letter to the Caucasian Knot. Photo by the Caucasian Knot. Chechnya, Dagestan and Krasnodar: how oil refineries generate protests

    For more than 10 years, in an outskirt of Grozny, a secret oil refinery has been operating. It is situated at the exit from the Zavodskoy District of the city in the direction of the dwelling settlement of Andreevskaya Dolina. This was reported in a letter sent to the "Caucasian Knot" by one of Grozny townspeople. Residents of other places of Russian South – of the city of Tuapse and Dagestani countryside – told about their personal experience and consequences of living close to oil refineries.

December 15, 2017 18:10

November 07, 2017 21:18

June 05, 2017 07:45

  • A silhouette. Photo: https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-and-white-man-shadow-alone-27967/ Tale of a Dagestani gay: amidst honour killing and recruitment to Syria

    The persecution issue of gays in Northern Caucasus became debatable thanks to investigations by Elena Milashina in the "Novaya Gazeta" newspaper. However, gays are persecuted not only in Chechnya, but throughout Northern Caucasus, where the theme of such repressions had been tabooed for a decade. In some regions, extortions from and blackmailing of gays by law enforcers were a sort of a conveyor process.

May 18, 2017 19:58

April 15, 2017 13:45

Blood feud – how they kill now in the Caucasus

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