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  • Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria hit rock bottom in terms of family income

    Kabardino-Balkaria and the Stavropol Territory are among the ten regions with the highest percentage of families in which income is enough only for food. Ingushetia has become an outsider of the rating prepared by the "Rosstat" (Federal Service for State Statistics) in terms of the number of families which can only afford to buy food and clothing for their income.

October 22, 2019 18:14

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October 22, 2019 14:21

  • Jehovah's Witnesses’ books. Photo by M.Kuznetsova for the Caucasian Knot Court extends arrest of one of Jehovah's Witnesses* detained in Sochi

    The Krasnodar Territorial Court left Nikolai Kuzichkin, a Jehovah's Witness* from Sochi, in custody until November 24. The consideration of the appeal filed by Vyacheslav Popov, another detained believer, is postponed. According to advocate Anton Bogdanov, after the detention, Nikolai Kuzichkin was not allowed to be visited by his wife and son.

October 22, 2019 11:21

  • Tofig Yagublu. Photo: Meydan TV Tofig Yagublu beaten up after arrest

    Tofig Yagublu, a member of the coordination centre of the National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF), was beaten up after being detained by law enforcers on the day of the rally in Baku on October 19, said his daughter Nigyar Khazi. According to the advocate, Nemat Kerimli, Yagublu has his rib, shoulder and leg damaged.

October 22, 2019 11:06

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October 22, 2019 08:33

  • Man wearing national Chechen clothes. Photo: REUTERS/Said Tsarnayev Caucasus experts urge to review wedding tradition of stopping corteges

    The tradition of stopping a wedding procession (cortege) for claiming ransom exists in Chechnya and in neighbouring regions, but in urban conditions it becomes dangerous. Authorities should take measures so that the custom does not lead to accidents and traumas, the Orientalists interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

October 22, 2019 08:25

  • Deputy Qadi of the Shatoi District and a resident of the Vashendaroi village. Screenshot from video: Jinn story involves Chechen clergymen in practice of public reproaches

    The Deputy Qadi, who refuted the jinns' attack on the house of a Vashendaroi villager, has got involved in the practice of public reproaches, characteristic for Chechen authorities. Reprimanding in public of people by clergymen is not welcomed in Islam, said Akhmet Yarlykapov, an Islamic scholar.

October 21, 2019 22:12

  • Law enforcers, Magas, Ingushetia. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Ingush activists report threats after refusal from psychiatric examination

    Seven Ingush protest leaders, suspected of calling for mass riots, refused to undergo a psychological and psychiatric examination in Stavropol. The activists were threatened that next time such examinations would be appointed in a region still farther from the SIZO (pre-trial prison), said the advocate.

October 21, 2019 21:57

  • Special operation in Kabardino-Balkaria. Photo: press service of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation, Defence claims pressure on figurant in Baksan fund case

    Investigators have evidence that people from militants' encirclement transferred money to Khamukovs, residents of Baksan, but there are no proofs that the "One Body" Fund used these funds for criminal purposes, said the advocate. He explained Lianna Khamukova's testimony against her brother Asker by law enforcers' pressure.

October 21, 2019 18:58

October 21, 2019 18:43

  • Video message of the deputy Qadi of the Shatoi District. Screenshot from Instagram video: In Chechnya, new version of genie attack surprises Instagram users

    The Deputy Qadi of the Shatoi District of Chechnya, who had earlier called on people not to believe reports of a genie attack on a local resident's house, admitted that Alims had to confront genies in the village of Vashendaroi. Instagram users were surprised by the inconsistency in the statements voiced by the religious leader.

October 21, 2019 18:19

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of October 14-20, 2019

    Denial of information about a conspiracy against Ramzan Kadyrov; unsanctioned protest action in Baku; completion of the protest action of Afghan war veterans in Makhachkala, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of October 14-20, 2019, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

October 21, 2019 14:34

  • Brides, Grozny. Photo: REUTERS/Said Tsarnayev Resonance video provokes disputes about wedding party traditions in Chechnya

    The Prosecutor's Office has launched a check after a video was posted on the Internet in which children requested a "ransom" from participants of a wedding party procession in a street in Grozny. Local residents and Instagram users have expressed conflicting views on the appropriateness of the ancient wedding party tradition in modern traffic conditions.

October 21, 2019 14:24

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October 21, 2019 11:25

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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