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February 12, 2014 20:17

  • View of the city of Sochi. Photo: Sergey Subbotin, http://commons.wikimedia.org/ Sochi Olympics: environmental problems

    The "Caucasian Knot" has compiled a set of most serious environmental problems associated with the Olympic Games in Sochi. The below chronology is based on the materials of the "Caucasian Knot" correspondents for the period from 2006 to 2013.

January 18, 2014 11:14

  • Nikolai Viktorovich Yarst

    Nikolai Yarst is a journalist, a correspondent of the "Russian Public TV" TV Channel in Sochi. On May 31, 2013, he was charged with drug possession. The journalist himself and his colleagues believe the charge was fabricated.

January 18, 2014 04:46

  • Andrei Rudomakha. Photo: Mikhail Obozov, http://www.bellona.ru Andrei Vladimirovich Rudomakha

    Andrei Rudomakha is a social activist, a coordinator of the NGO "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus", Chairman of the Krasnodar Regional Branch of the "Yabloko" Party, a member of the international public organization "Network of Black Sea NGOs".

January 18, 2014 01:28

  • Suren Gazaryan. Photo: online newspaper www.kasparov.ru Suren Vladimirovich Gazaryan

    Suren Gazaryan is an activist of the public organization "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus", who was fighting for the preservation of the environment of the Krasnodar Territory, despite being persecuted by law enforcers.

January 18, 2014 00:12

  • Evgeny Gennadyevich Vitishko

    Evgeny Vitishko is an ecological activist from Sochi, Chairman of the public organization "Tuapse Public University", and a member of the Board of the "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus".

January 17, 2014 20:21

  • Mikhail Valentinovich Savva

    Mikhail Savva (born November 19, 1964, in Krasnodar) is a Russian human rights defender, political analyst, social and political activist.

January 16, 2014 19:15

  • Olympic Rings, Sochi, http://www.sochi2014.com/ Olympic Games in Sochi: Contacts for the Media

    The 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the city of Sochi are more and more often an object of attention of Russian and foreign mass media. Journalists try to get information about what happens in the city not only from official sources, but also from civil society activists. In order to help our Russian and foreign colleagues, the editorial board of the "Caucasian Knot" hereby presents a brief directory with contact data of independent Sochi activists, lawyers, ecologists and politicians, who are ready to communicate with media people. The directory also provides contacts of the city and territorial officials and power bodies.

December 30, 2013 10:44

December 20, 2013 19:10

  • Banner at the rally in support of the arrested activists of "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus" Evgeny Vitishko and Suren Gazaryan. March 17, 2012. Photo by Svetlana Kravchenko for the ‘Caucasian Knot’. Persecutions of civil society activists in Krasnodar and Sochi

    In 2013, in the Krasnodar Territory, a broad range of civil and political activists were persecuted by local authorities. The pretexts were the campaign launched by the authorities to tighten control over non-profit organizations (NPOs) and the growing social tension related to the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi. The "Caucasian Knot" has compiled the most notable cases of pressure on activists in Krasnodar and Sochi.

November 13, 2013 09:09

November 19, 2012 23:00

  • Statement of Armenian public organizations about extraordinary session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on November 21, 2012

    As a rule, elections in the Republic of Armenia are accompanied by numerous violations of the law and tricky falsification mechanisms; thus, the legitimacy of the bodies recognized elected by these elections and the existence of the constitutional electoral system as a whole are challenged. Meanwhile, transparent and free elections are the key element of democracy and a prerequisite for existence of a democratic state. Only such elections can guarantee the core principle fixed in Article 2 of the Constitution, reading: "The power in the Republic of Armenia belongs to the people..."; and only the state authorities formed by the people and enjoying the people's confidence are able to ensure efficient political, economic and social reforms in the country.

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