Personalities

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 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.

March 01, 2017 10:58

  • Svetlana Anokhina. Photo from Svetlana Anokhina's personal archive Svetlana Anokhina

    Svetlana Anokhina, a journalist from Dagestan, has published a book "There Was Such A City. Makhachkala". In 2015, she continued her publicist project in other books of the series. Ms Anokhina is widely known as the author of the Daptar.ru portal, which posts resonant stories of Caucasian women.

December 21, 2016 23:19

  • Gerbert Gevorgyan. Screenshot o video posted by user Epress. am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HetZA5fpvqY Gerbert Gevorgyan

    Gerbert Gevorgyan is a member of Yerevan art group “Counterstrike”, which responds to resonant events in the society, both in Armenia and abroad. In 2015, he actively participated in graffiti actions in support of employees of the “Nairit” Factory, Shant Arutyunyan, the organizer of the “Million Mask March”, and other political activists.

December 21, 2016 23:16

  • Gyunay Ismayilova. Photo: http://www.amerikaninsesi.org/a/gunay_ismayilova/2614206.html Gyunay Ismayilova

    Gyunay Ismayilova is one of the most active members of the Azerbaijani NGO "Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety" (IRFS). In 2015, despite the pressure and persecutions, she organized, on the volunteer basis, monitoring of court trials against human rights defenders and journalists, and published information about human rights violation in Azerbaijan.

December 21, 2016 22:58

  • Elena Zavodskaya. Photo|: http://apsnyteka.org/690-zavodskaiya_e_izbrannye_statji.html Elena Zavodskaya

    Elena Zavodskaya, an Abkhazian journalist, has covered the legal proceedings at courts of the Russian Gulgaz Mamedova, from whom her husband’s relatives had taken away took a child, and of Liana Todua, who died because of doctors’ incompetence.

December 21, 2016 22:54

  • Albert Voskanyan. Photo: http://nashasreda.ru/albert-voskanyan/ Albert Zavenovich Voskanyan

    In 2015, the social activist Albert Voskanyan achieved the resumption of monitoring the penitentiary establishments of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR). He defended prisoners’ rights and was engaged in activities of social rehabilitation of former prisoners.

December 21, 2016 22:47

  • Dina Alborova. Photo: http://www.arnews.ru/news/1615055.html Dina Alborova

    Over a long period of time, Dina Alborova, an activist and political analyst, has fought for the rights of non-government organizations (NGOs) of South Ossetia, which were under pressure from the authorities.

December 21, 2016 22:40

  • Gela Nikolaishvili. Photo: Mzia Saganelidze (RFE/RL) Gela Nikolaishvili

    Gela Nikolaishvili was nominated for the “Hero of the Caucasus-2015” contest of the “Caucasian Knot” for achieving particular results in helping people.

December 21, 2016 22:38

  • Tamta Mikeladze. Photo: http://dfwatch.net/did-the-police-action-on-may-26-comply-with-international-standards-98798-3072/tamta-mikeladze-1 Tamta Mikeladze

    In 2015, Tamta Mikeladze, a lawyer from Ajara and an employee of the NGO “Centre for Training and Human Rights Monitoring”; defended the interests of the owner of the children’s Muslim boarding school in Kobuleti, the closure of which was demanded by local residents; also, she acted as advocate of the LGBT activists, detained in Tbilisi on May 17, 2014, on charge of resisting the police.

December 11, 2016 04:32

  • Zaurbiy Chundyshko. Photo: http://tuapsepress.com/full.php?id=680 Zaurbiy Turkubievich Chundyshko

    In 2015, Zaurbiy Chundyshko, a public figure from Adygea, held a solo picket in memory of Judy Maf, an 11-year-old Circassian girl, who lived with her parents in the Adyg village of Marj Alsultan and was killed in Syria on September 26. The aim of the picket was to attract attention to the problem of repatriation of Circassians from Syria, where over 200,000 Circassians live.

December 11, 2016 04:31

  • Igor Stenin. Photo by Elena Grebenyuk for the 'Caucasian Knot'. Igor Anatolievich Stenin

    In 2015, Igor Stenin, a public activist from Astrakhan, openly stated rights violations of Russian residents of the region and organized an action in support of the rights of the Russian population.

December 11, 2016 04:28

  • Semyon Ateev. Photo: http://ekgazeta.ru/articles/1130-mezhdu-nami-zabor Semyon Nikolaevich Ateev

    In 2015, human rights defender Semyon Ateev publicly criticized the national policy in Kalmykia; he stated the infringement of the rights of the Kalmyk language.

December 11, 2016 04:28

  • Valery Dyakonov. Photo: DonNews.ru Valery Petrovich Dyakonov

    In 2015, Valery Dyakonov, a public activist from the Rostov Region protected the rights of deceived citizens, who received in the city clinical hospital invalid certificates for obtaining driver's licenses. Also in 2015, Mr Dyakonov achieved the issuance of overalls and payment wages in full to the ambulance staff.

December 11, 2016 04:24

  • Alexander Saveliev. Photo: http://golos-kubani.ru/ Alexander Valerievich Saveliev

    In 2015, Alexander Saveliev, an activist of the "Environmental Watch for Northern Caucasus" (EcoWatch) from Krasnodar, a blogger and rights defender, supported the political prisoner and ecologist Evgeny Vitishko, and fought against the capture of territories and unauthorized waste dumping.

December 11, 2016 04:23

  • Valery Kotelnikov. Photo by Vladimir Titov Valery Vladimirovich Kotelnikov

    In 2015, Valery Kotelnikov from Volgograd was addressing the problems of illegal city development and preservation of architectural monuments.

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