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September 25, 2021 15:02

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  • Akhmed Zakaev and Ramzan Kadyrov, collage by the "Caucasian Knot" Analysts explain Kadyrov's threats to Chechen Zakaev

    Akhmed Zakaev's anti-Kadyrov rhetoric has became harsher; therefore, it was followed by new threats from Ramzan Kadyrov and video clips offensive to Zakaev, the administrators of the "1Adat" Telegram channel and the blogger, Tumso Abdurakhmanov, have noted.

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  • A police check. Photo: REUTERS/Aziz Karimov Azerbaijani authorities announce changes in anti-COVID measures

    On October 1, Azerbaijan lifts restrictions on operation of public transport on weekends, and clubs, cinemas, and entertainment centres will resume their activities. To travel between cities and regions of the country by public transport, passengers will be required to produce a COVID passport.

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  • A museum in the city of Kobuleti. Photo by Michael Pandemic threatens Kobuleti hoteliers' businesses

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, tourists would not visit Adjara; and the owners of small hotels suffer losses and cannot pay off their loans, entrepreneurs in the city of Kobuleti have complained, insisting that authorities should help hoteliers in solving their problems with banks.

September 24, 2021 22:57

  • Kemal Tambiev, Abdulmumin Gadjiev, and Abubakar Rizvanov (from left to right) in the courtroom. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the "Caucasian Knot" Witness in Gadjiev’s case speaks about fundraising for Hafiz school

    Aleksandra Katsaeva, a prosecution witness in a case against journalist Abdulmumin Gadjiev, said that she was engaged in fundraising on her bank cards to help orphans, but did not track the spending of the raised money. The witness also said she never spoke with any of the three defendants.

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  • Asker Sokht. Photo: Experts assess Syrian Circassians' problems at Russian universities

    Several groups of Circassian students from Syria have arrived in Russia; they will study at universities in Krasnodar and Nalchik. Students study both for fee and at the expense of the Russian state budget; through the Fund for Assistance to Repatriates, they receive humanitarian and financial support.

September 23, 2021 23:49

  • Magomed Daudov (on the left) and Akhmed Zakaev. Collage by the "Caucasian Knot". Screenshots: "Nastoyaschee vremya" (Current Time) Daudov threatens Zakaev with public condemnation by his relatives

    Relatives of Akhmed Zakaev, who lives in Great Britain, will be forced to publicly condemn him if he does not stop criticizing the Chechen authorities, claims Magomed Daudov, the speaker of the Chechen parliament. The threat was voiced against the background of the detention of Akhmed Zakaev’s relatives in the Urus-Martan District.

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  • The US Congress. Photo: US Congress demands from Baku to release Armenian prisoners

    The US Congress has passed an amendment demanding an immediate release of all Armenian prisoners of war (POWs) and civilians kept by Azerbaijan, as well as conducting an inquiry into the use of American technologies in Turkish drones that were used during the 2020 escalation of the Karabakh conflict.

September 23, 2021 12:18

  • Khadjimurad Kamalov at the rally against police harassment. Makhachkala, 2008. Photo: Magdi Kamalov confirms innocence of those accused of murdering his brother-journalist

    Magdi, a brother of Khadjimurad Kamalov, the founder of the Dagestani "Chernovik" (Draft) weekly, who was killed in March 2018, had earlier declared the innocence of the defendants, and now has confirmed his position at the court session. He has stated that there was no conflict of his brother with Shamil Isaev, a former republic's Vice-Premier, who was treated as the customer of the murder.

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