January 14, 2019 22:43

  • Jinn expulsion. Screenshot: Radio Liberty, https://www.svoboda.org/a/29645787.html Killed for orientation – the fate of queer women in Chechnya

    The history of kidnappings, torture and murders of gays in Chechnya has touched on not only men, many of whom left Russia or went, well in advance, to study and work in other regions. The fate of a woman of non-traditional sexual orientation is entirely in the hands of her relatives; and they are no less cruel than law enforcers. The "Caucasian Knot" tells about what queer women face in Chechnya.

November 07, 2018 23:28

  • Ramzan Kadyrov Ramzan Kadyrov

    Ramzan Kadyrov is a Chechen politician, a son of Akhmat Kadyrov, the first president of the Chechen Republic. Since 2011, Ramzan Kadyrov has been the leader of Chechnya.

October 26, 2018 17:57

  • Territorial changes of Chechen and Ingush Republics according to the September agreement (signed 26 Sept. 2018). Map prepared by the Caucasian Knot Unequal Ingush-Chechen land exchange: cartographers' analysis

    At the request of the "Caucasian Knot", a GIS expert, a graduate of the Cartography and Geoinformation Division of the Geography Department of the Moscow State University has analyzed, on the condition of anonymity, the maps of the Chechen Republic and the Republic of Ingushetia in the light of the agreement on the exchange of territories signed on September 26, and made a new map depicting the Ingush-Chechen border.

October 24, 2018 09:35

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov. Photo: Sputnik/Anton Denisov Khabib Nurmagomedov

    A Russian MMA fighter, a native of Dagestan. After a battle with Al Iaquinta in April 2018, Khabib Nurmagomedov became the first Russian citizen in UFC with a champion title. On October 6, 2018, he defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 229 tournament in Las Vegas.

October 24, 2018 09:25

  • Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot" Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev

    On July 9, 2013, Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev, our colleague, a "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, was killed in the suburb of Makhachkala.

October 24, 2018 09:19

  • Oyub Titiev. Photo courtesy of the Human Rights Centre "Memorial" Oyub Titiev

    He defends human rights, investigated a mass execution in Chechnya, and made efforts to make socially important problems public.

October 08, 2018 14:29

  • Daniel Ionesyan. Photo: Vardine Grigoryan https://www.facebook.com/danioanis Daniel Ionesyan

    He made public facts of violations during the pre-election campaign in Armenia.

October 08, 2018 12:21

  • Afghan Mukhtarly. Photo: © Meydan TV https://www.hrw.org/ Afghan Mukhtarly

    He has made public an important public issue by publishing his investigation into kidnappings of journalists in Azerbaijan.

May 16, 2018 10:00

April 05, 2018 18:50

  • Nagorno-Karabakh after the truce: A two-year war

    Two years have passed after the “four-day war”, but shelling and explosions on the demarcation line between Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia, and Azerbaijan never cease. Military and civilians are still dying. The “Caucasian Knot” has analyzed more than 500 reports of the Ministries of Defense of all parties to conflict and compiled a calendar of military operations for the second year of the so-called truce in the conflict zone.

March 26, 2018 19:14

  • Zhalaudi Geriev. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the 'Caucasian Knot'. Key facts about Geriev's case: from kidnapping to appeal

    On September 5, 2016, Chechen journalist Zhalaudi Geriev, working for the 'Caucasian Knot', was sentenced to three years of imprisonment in a penal colony on charges of drug possession. Prior to his arrest, on April 16, 2016, Geriev was kidnapped by armed men on his way to the airport after he had already bought an airline ticket and registered online. After kidnapping law enforcers confiscated his phones and backpack, which allegedly contained drugs. The armed men then took the journalist to the forest and questioned him, tying his hands and putting a plastic bag over his head.

January 13, 2018 05:07

  • Russia: Authorities Should Free Chechen Human Rights Defender Immediately

    “By all appearances Oyub Titiev’s case is fabricated as a revenge for his human rights work. We demand Russian authorities to drop charges, immediately release Oyub Titiev, and guarantee his safety. Russia’s international partners should keep a close watch on the situation and demand Russian authorities to free Oyub Titiev,” said Joanna Kurosz, Eurasia programme director at Civil Rights Defenders.

January 12, 2018 11:00

  • The Detention of Oyub Titiev of Russian NGO "Memorial"

    We are troubled by the news that the head of the local Chechen branch office of the Russian human rights NGO Memorial, Oyub Titiev, has been arrested. This is the latest in a string of reports of alarming recent human rights violations in Chechnya. We call on Chechen authorities to immediately release Mr. Titiev.

January 10, 2018 22:47

December 26, 2017 19:35

  • Isa Yamadaev, Ramzan Kadyrov, Badrudi Yamadaev, Igor Alborov (from left to right). Collage prepared by the 'Caucasian Knot'. Photo: Ruslan Krivobok http://www.infox.ru, press service of Chechen leadership http://www.chechnya.gov.ru/, http://pro-box.ru/federatsiya/fed.php?sphrase_id=266280, http://compromatwiki.org/, fragment of the painting by M.Zichi 'Blood fued' Blood feud – how they kill now in the Caucasus

    The blood feud is a custom that had formed during the clannish social system as a universal means of defending the honour, dignity and property of the clan. It implies the duty of casualty's relatives to take revenge on the killer or his relatives. In recent months, several reasons have appeared to make sure – in Northern Caucasus, the blood feud is by no means a part of history; it continues acting as an actual social mechanism.

December 06, 2017 12:43

  • Suleiman Kerimov. Photo by user Hlebushek https://ru.wikipedia.org Prisoner of Côte d'Azur: why Suleiman Kerimov being investigated in France

    In France, billionaire Suleiman Kerimov, a senator from Dagestan, detained on November 20 at the Nice airport, was charged with laundering money through real estate transactions. For the investigation period, the French court released Suleiman Kerimov on bail of 5 million euros, banned him from leaving the Alpes-Maritimes Department and obliged him to regularly attend the police.

August 14, 2017 14:04

  • Abkhazia Parliament after battles in September 1993. Photo: Yufereff War in Abkhazia (1992-1993): main facts

    25 years ago, on August 14, 1992, the war in Abkhazia began. The conflict broke out after the Supreme Soviet of the Abkhaz ASSR, having restored the Constitution of Abkhazia of 1925, proclaimed the independence of the republic. The State Soviet of Georgia abolished this decision and deployed the troops of the National Guard of Georgia in Abkhazia.

May 25, 2017 23:27

March 24, 2017 21:00

  • Screenshot from the video with the oath from the account SprinG Proff of the YouTube Video oaths and video repentances of the "Islamic State"* in Kadyrov's Chechnya

    On March 20, 2017, the account "Chechen News" on the YouTube posted a video entitled "Meeting of Military Jamaat of Ichkeria". According to the captions to the video, it shows former fighters of the grouping "Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, who had fought in Syria. In the video, armed people, whose faces are masked, discuss how they will "gather Muhajids."

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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