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March 22, 2019 11:01

March 22, 2019 10:19

  • Adyg activists criticize celebration of Circassian New Year

    The celebration of the Circassian New Year was held in Maikop with authorities' support. In Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia, this day is not celebrated. The Circassian New Year comes from paganism; it is not a folk custom and is not popular among the Adygs, since most of them do not want to sacrifice their Islamic identity, activists have stated.

March 21, 2019 23:30

March 21, 2019 22:53

  • Dagestani human rights defender killed in Syria

    Gulnara Rustamova, a well-known Dagestani human rights defender, a co-chair of the movement "Human Rights Protection", was killed in the Syrian city of Baguz, her friend Ayat Abdurakhmanova reported.

March 21, 2019 20:17

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  • Ingush activists re-apply for referendum on border with Chechnya

    A repeated application has been submitted to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Ingushetia for registration of an initiative group to hold a referendum on the issue of the border with Chechnya. This was announced by Magomed Mutsolgov, a rights defender, who chaired the sitting of the initiative group.

March 21, 2019 11:25

  • Dispute of officials versus Tumso results in posting of new video about Akhmat Kadyrov

    On March 19, the Chechen TV showed a video with Akhmat Kadyrov, filmed in 1999, in which he criticized the situation in the republic and the invasion of militants in Dagestan. The TV's initiative is intended to strengthen the image of Ramzan Kadyrov's father, shaken after the statements of the blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov, residents of the republic say.

March 21, 2019 11:20

  • Defence explains advantages of CER for Titiev

    Oyub Titiev, the head of the Grozny office of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", will be able to apply for the conditional early relief (CER) in seven weeks if he does not appeal against his verdict. The CER will allow him to continue working in Chechnya or in any other region of Russia, Pyotr Zaikin, an advocate, and Oleg Orlov, a board member of the HRC "Memorial" have explained.

March 20, 2019 23:54

  • Circassian New Year arouses interest in Adygs' culture

    The tenth official celebration of the Circassian New Year is scheduled for March 21 in Maikop, the capital of Adygea. The holiday, which was originally considered a family one, over the years united the Adygs (Circassians) and interested other nations, scientists believe.

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