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October 31, 2019 23:56

October 31, 2019 21:57

  • Magomed Daudov. Screenshot of the video by the Grozny TV channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MVIPwTF4GE Chechen official remains supervisor of district after criticism from Ramzan Kadyrov

    Magomed Daudov, whom the leader of Chechnya dismissed from office as a supervisor of a territorial sector for his inability to solve problems in the Kurchaloi District, reports that he is still in charge of the Shali District. The Chechen TV Channel declared the Shali District to be a separate sector, and that fact surprised local residents.

October 31, 2019 19:56

  • Football fans at the match of the "Akhmat" FC at the "Akhmat Arena". Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Chechen residents report about schedules for compulsory attendance of "Akhmat" matches

    Students and public sector employees who were obliged to attend a match of the Grozny football team complained of a cold at the "Akhmat Arena". On October 30, the match between the "Akhmat" FC team and football players from Vladikavkaz ended with a score of 5:1Students and public sector employees who were obliged to attend a match of the Grozny football team complained of a cold at the "Akhmat Arena". On October 30, the match between the "Akhmat" FC team and football players from Vladikavkaz ended with a score of 5:1.

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October 31, 2019 11:20

  • Participants of a memorial evening dedicated to the repressed people, held at the Poetry Theatre in Makhachkala. October 30, 2019. Photo by Rasul Magomedov for the "Caucasian Knot" Activists address Dagestanis for help in studying archives on repressed compatriots

    In Makhachkala, participants of a memorial evening reported about the discovered facts of political repressions and the fate of the repressed compatriots. Activists called on residents of the republic to help with the study of found archival materials and also complained about obstacles in conducting archaeological excavations at the alleged burial site of the executed victims.

October 31, 2019 11:18

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  • The police in the streets of Baku. October 19, 2019. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" Two oppositional activists detained in Baku

    Ruslan Amirov and Alizamin Salaev, activists of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), were detained by several men and taken away to some unknown place, the PFPA has informed.

October 31, 2019 08:02

  • Armenian journalists accuse AIISA of discrimination

    The Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs (AIISA) has closed an event dedicated to the anniversary of the terror act in parliament for a number of media outlets. Rights defenders and journalists have condemned the ban, treating it as a restriction imposed on the freedom of speech.

October 30, 2019 23:58

October 30, 2019 23:55

  • Ramzan Kadyrov. Photo: screenshot of the video "Historical appeal of the leader of the Chechen Republic" https://youtu.be/yOxC8h4FBZ0 "Historical appeal" strengthens Ramzan Kadyrov's image as guardian of traditions

    By requiring villagers to observe mourning for their deceased neighbours, Ramzan Kadyrov continues to formulate a "code of conduct for a Chechen native," believes Mikhail Roschin, a researcher engaged in the oriental studies. The imposition of rules of behaviour leads to a decrease in the popularity of Ramzan Kadyrov, believes historian Alexei Malashenko.

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  • The border territory between South Ossetia and Georgia. Photo by Jelger Groeneveld - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:South_Ossetia?uselang=ru#/media/File:Georgian_farmer_at_Khurvaleti_victim_of_borderization_by_Russian_and_South_Ossetian_troops.jp EUMM urges Tskhinvali to open border

    The closure of checkpoints on the border with Georgia deprived many residents of South Ossetia of timely medical care, declared the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) after the death of Margarita Martiashvili in a clinic in Tskhinvali.

October 30, 2019 18:39

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  • A law enforcer. Photo by Yelena Sineok, Yuga.ru Video of apologies to Azerbaijanis caught attention of Russian police

    Law enforcers started to check for extremism the movement "Vo Blago Obschego Naroda" (For the Good of the Common People, also known as V.B.O.N.) after video records had been posted on the Internet in which people were beaten and forced to apologize for their negative statements addressed to Azerbaijanis.

October 30, 2019 18:27

October 30, 2019 17:17

  • Infographic by the "Caucasian Knot" Karabakh: two years after "four-day war"

    Two years have passed since the events of the "four-day war," which ended in April 2016 with the conclusion of a truce agreement between the parties to the conflict: Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, on the one hand, and Azerbaijan, on the other hand. The formal truce did not stop the confrontation.

October 30, 2019 14:50

  • Campaigners against torture in Azerbaijan condemn authorities' passiveness

    Organizers of the campaign "End to torture!" have condemned the authorities' inaction on the issue of ill-treatment of detained oppositionists and activists and stated their intent to attract the international community to the solution thereof. They have presented their action plan within the ten-day-long public campaign.

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