September 30, 2019 16:54

September 30, 2019 16:49

  • A penal colony. Photo by Yelena Sineok, Chechen native complains about pressure in colony

    Beslan Dadaev, a convicted native of Chechnya, said that in his colony in Karelia he was not allowed to pray. According to his sister, Dadaev was beaten up, placed into the dungeon (punishment cell) and prevented from making ablutions because he refused to cooperate with the colony administration.

September 30, 2019 16:42

September 30, 2019 13:20

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of September 23-29, 2019

    Resonant appointment of the former DPR's leader the acting city manager in Elista; miners' strike in Georgia; ECtHR's decisions on complaints filed by relatives of disappeared residents of Chechnya and Ingushetia and Azerbaijani activists; public apologies of four wedding party participants in Chechnya; change of the protest form by Afghan War veterans in Dagestan, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of September 23-29, 2019, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

September 30, 2019 11:40

  • Screenshot of the homepage of the "Open Society Foundations – Armenia" website Armenia: Soros Foundation complains of persecutions

    The Yerevan-based office of the "Open Society Institute – Assistance Fund" (Soros Foundation) has announced the persecution by members of the "Veto" movement, who have been on duty at the foundation building for several weeks and make photos of coming-out people.

September 30, 2019 11:30

September 30, 2019 11:24

September 29, 2019 12:16

  • Detention on the charge of financing a terrorist organization. Screenshot from video posted by the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation, "Kommersant" discloses details of case of financing IS*

    Investigators treat Alim Begiev, a native of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR), as the organizer of the fundraising scheme for militants in Syria and Iraq. He was allegedly involved in the transfer of millions of roubles to militants through the republics of Northern Caucasus.

September 29, 2019 11:55

  • Natig Djafarli. Screenshot from video posted by Court forbids "ReAl" activist from leaving Azerbaijan

    The Sabail District Court has retroactively notified Natig Djafarli, the Executive Secretary of the "Republican Alternative" (ReAl) Party, about the ban on his leaving the country. The oppositionist has associated the ban with his speeches at foreign events.

September 29, 2019 11:42

September 29, 2019 11:31

  • Screenshot of Marina Ken's Facebook page, Petersburg picketer supports arrested Ingush activists

    On September 27, in Saint Petersburg, Marina Ken, a local activist, held a picket in support of the protesters arrested in March this year in Magas, the capital of Ingushetia. She stood with posters calling to set free the Ingush activists, including Malsag Uzhakhov, Akhmed Barakhoev and Zarifa Sautieva.

September 28, 2019 17:24

  • Serviceman died in NKR

    Arman Levonyan, a soldier of the Defence Army of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), has died from a gunshot wound received in unclear circumstances, the NKR's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported today.

September 28, 2019 17:09

  • GPO reports about prevented terror act in Adygea

    A check of the social media groups that promoted violence at schools, conducted after the tragedy at the Kerch Polytechnic College, has prevented a terror act, pre-planned by a resident of Adygea, said the spokesman for the Russian General Prosecutor's Office (GPO).

September 28, 2019 16:52

September 28, 2019 16:38

  • Cathedral Mosque of Maikop. Photo: Sergei Demeshkin, Orientalists admit problems in studying Islam history in Southern Russia

    The history of Islam in Southern Russia and Northern Caucasus is full of unresolved contradictions and white spots. The compilers of the encyclopaedic dictionary "Islam in the Russian Federation" had to postpone the publication of the consolidated volume in order to fill in the gaps in studying the topic.

September 28, 2019 11:20

September 28, 2019 11:08

  • French court cancels friendship declaration with two NKR communities

    A ruling of the administrative court of the city of Lyon has cancelled two friendship declarations of French and Karabakh cities. Thus, already nine such declarations concluded by twin cities of France and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) have been cancelled by French courts, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has stated.

September 28, 2019 10:58

  • Aishat Magomedova. Screenshot from the Caucasian Knot video: Aishat Magomedova's memory film presented in Makhachkala

    Stories about the hard life of highland women of Dagestan formed the basis of the film, a private screening of which was held in Makhachkala on the eve of the awarding the prize of Dr Aishat Magomedova, a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

September 28, 2019 10:44

  • Ramzan Kadyrov. Screenshot from BBC News – Russian service Kadyrov forces four wedding participants to apologize

    Two more wedding participants criticized by Ramzan Kadyrov for breaching Chechen customs have posted their video apologies on the Internet. Kadyrov improves his rating by using Chechens' traditionalism of condemning such behaviour, said Ruslan Kutaev, the President of the Assembly of Caucasian Nations.

September 28, 2019 08:38

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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