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December 23, 2003 23:01

  • Mediators do not have enough information on Karabakh conflict, stated confictologist Aleksandr Manasian

    An article of the well-known conflictologist Professor Aleksandr Manasian appeared in the Azat Artsakh newspaper, which is published in Karabakh. The author notes in his article that while the OSCE Minsk Group on the Karabakh settlement is trying to arrange a complicated series of meetings and visits to the region, the US-Russian organization "Dortmund Conference", which was established as early as the 1970s, has been arranging trilateral meetings of experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorny Karabakh within the limits of people's diplomacy for three years already.

December 23, 2003 17:58

December 23, 2003 17:12

  • Rally against unification of Chechnya and Ingushetia thwarted in Nazran

    From early in the morning all access routes to Soglasiya Square in Nazran were blocked by police units that let no cars through. In 1993, thousands of people attended rallies there because of the Ingush-North Osetian disputes over the Prigorodny district and the republic's separation from Chechnya.

December 23, 2003 16:43

December 23, 2003 16:17

  • Congress of Women of Karachaevo-Cherkessia

    The key result of the meeting is that all women's NGOs in Karachaevo-Cherkessia united into the Association of Women of Karachaevo-Cherkessia. Congress participants approved a statute of the new organization and elected its board.

December 23, 2003 16:15

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  • Chechen intelligentsia discussed republic's prospects for peace

    The round table "Peace Process: Myth or Reality" was held by the Chechen intelligentsia in Grozny on December 19. The aim of the event organized by the Lam cultural center was to discuss changes in the political situation in the aftermath of the presidential and State Duma elections in Chechnya.

December 22, 2003 20:51

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December 22, 2003 18:17

  • Unknown individuals shot down policemen in Grozny

    According to the Interior Ministry, unknown individuals fired automatic weapons at the policemen in the Zavodskoy district of the city at 7:05 p.m. Moscow time last Sunday. An Interior Ministry operations major and his partner, a sergeant of the police force, were killed on duty.

December 22, 2003 18:10

  • 26-year-old woman hostage released in Chechnya

    The hostage, Oksana Bolshakova, was released in the course of the militia operation in the village of Shaami-Yurt. The woman was kidnapped in February 2003 in Budyonnovsk , Stavropol Territory and then taken to Kizlyar, Dagestan.

December 22, 2003 17:33

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December 20, 2003 18:28

  • Regional operations headquarters perverted true reasons of death of two Chechen teenagers

    On December 11, 2003, some information agencies reported that two teenagers, residents of the village of Prigorodnoye, were killed while placing a landmine. Members of the Human Rights Center "Memorial" have conducted their own investigation and ascertained the real circumstances of the young boys' death, which completely contradict the version of the regional operations headquarters.

December 20, 2003 17:14

December 20, 2003 16:20

  • Georgian authorities deny visa to Radio Liberty correspondent Andrey Babitsky

    As the journalist himself reported, he applied to the Georgian Consulate in Vienna on behalf of the radio station last Friday, December 19, asking to grant him a visa to cover the presidential election in the republic. Consulate officials assured him the procedure was purely formal and the question would be settled soon.

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