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March 09, 2019 09:28

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  • Tulips. Photo: Sputnik / Саид Царнаев Residents of Northern Caucasus tell about change in attitudes to March 8

    The refusal of some residents of Chechnya and Dagestan to celebrate March 8 is associated with religious motives. Young people in Dagestan tend to perceive March 8 as an ordinary day; while older people, out of habit, celebrate the holiday, said Makhachkala townspeople. Residents of Kabardino-Balkaria, who commemorate the Balkars-deportation victims on March 8, would like to celebrate the Women's Day on another date.

March 09, 2019 01:24

  • War in Syria. Photo: REUTERS/Aboud Hamam New version of child search in Syria bewilders residents of Chechnya

    Senator Ziyad Sabsabi, who has returned the son of a resident of Dagestan from the Middle East, explained that the child had been stolen from the refugee camp by "our militaries." His words contradict the authorities' version that the boy was kidnapped by unknown persons, residents of Chechnya have noted, expressing doubts that a child was found in Syria in a few days.

March 09, 2019 01:23

  • Salome Zurabishvili. Photo: OSCE Parliamentary AssemblyЗурабишвили,_Саломе#/media/File:Salome_Zurabishvili_in_2018_(cropped).jpg Zurabishvili's words about NATO remind the powers of Georgian President

    The President of Georgia has not enough levers to implement her initiatives, political analysts have stated after Salome Zurabishvili's speech on the Georgia's Euro-Atlantic policies. On March 6, the opposition boycotted the president's speech in the parliament in protest against election frauds.

March 08, 2019 23:58

  • Women in Grozny. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for the "Caucasian Knot" March 8 celebration shows women's role in Chechen families

    Today, some residents of Chechnya have refused to celebrate the International Women's Day for religious reasons. The woman's cult is one of the national traditions in Chechnya, said Saipuddi Nataev, a historian. The eighth of March was perceived in the Caucasus as a state, not family holiday, said Sergey Arutyunov, a researcher of the Caucasus.

March 08, 2019 23:55

  • The European Court of Human Rights. Photo: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler ECtHR's decision reminds hundreds of cases of missing residents of Chechnya and Ingushetia

    Since 2001, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has made over 250 decisions on complaints about violent disappearances of residents of Chechnya and Ingushetia, the lawyers of the "Legal Initiative" Project and the Ingush branch of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" have stated. The ECtHR's decision on the disappearance of 17 residents of these republics has already entered into force.

March 08, 2019 23:53

  • Boris Nemtsov. Photo: Dhārmikatva US Congress approves idea of sanctions for Boris Nemtsov's murder

    On March 7, the US Congress Committee approved a resolution calling for the investigation into the murder of the oppositional politician Boris Nemtsov and to impose sanctions against those who were involved in it. The congressmen also offered to study the foreign business assets of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.

March 08, 2019 22:52

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  • Policemen prevented activists from marching in protest of violence against women. Baku, March 8, 2019. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" Police disrupt feminist march in Baku (+video)

    Policemen prevented activists from marching in protest of violence against women. They explained their actions by the fact that the march was not sanctioned. Female activists argue stating that holiday actions require no sanctioning.

March 08, 2019 15:19

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  • Court in Chechnya postpones hearings on "Gazprom" complaint

    On March 7, at the request of the Prosecutor's Office (PO), the Supreme Court (SC) of Chechnya postponed the consideration of the complaint lodged by the "Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Grozny" Company against the demand to write off gas debts to residents of the republic.

March 08, 2019 12:59

  • Azerbaijani authorities ignore ECtHR's decision on Annagi Gadjibeili's complaint

    Annagi Gadjibeili, the head of the Azerbaijan Bar Association, is still under the ban on leaving the country, although the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found the ban to be a violation of his right to the freedom of travel. Mr Gadjibeili said that he could get the needed high quality treatment only abroad, as he was loosing his vision capacity.

March 08, 2019 12:57

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  • Screenshot of the photo of Akhmed Israfilov's detention "AniDag" festival organizers refrain from claims to Israfilov

    Akhmed Israfilov, detained within the case of the disruption of the anime festival and a concert of Yegor Kreed in Makhachkala, was released under recognizance not to leave, a source has reported. The festival organizers refuse to treat Israfilov as the main culprit in disrupting the event.

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  • Buses in Yerevan. Photo by the press service of the Yerevan City Mayoralty official site of Yerevan municipality In Yerevan, bus drivers stop their strike

    The chief of the Transport Department at the Yerevan City Mayoralty convinced drivers on strike to return to the routes. The drivers who are not satisfied with the new working conditions may quit, states the Vice-Mayor of the Armenian capital.

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