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  • Organizers of the conference: Mufti Ravil Gainutdin, A Just Russia's chairman Sergey Mironov, and an MP Gadjimurad Omarov. Photo by Rustam Djalilov for the "Caucasian Knot" Soviet authorities' policy on Islam left traces in Caucasus

    The extermination of the clergy and the destruction of mosques in the Soviet years resulted in the appearance of radical preachers, Damir Mukhetdinov, the rector of the Moscow Islamic Institute, has stated at the conference "The History of Islam in Russia: Comprehension with Look into the Future".

March 05, 2019 11:11

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  • Residents of the village of Tissi-Akhitli near the ashes. Photo by the press service of the administration of  the Tsumada District Kadyrov's help to fire victims reminds of Chechen-Dagestani border (+video)

    The head of Chechnya has never allocated such large amounts of money from the Akhmat Kadyrov Fund to residents of Dagestan like to the fire victims in the Tsumada District, where residents are concerned about the demarcation of the Dagestani-Chechen border, Malik Butaev, a journalist, has noted. In his turn, Dmitry Lomilov, a lawyer, has pointed out that usually charitable foundations do not provide help in cash, especially in such large volumes.

March 05, 2019 08:26

  • Protesters in Azerbaijan. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" Rights defenders report decrease of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

    Since December 2018, the list of political prisoners, compiled by the "Union for the Freedom of Political Prisoners of Azerbaijan" (UFPPA), has reduced by 17 names and contains now 133 persons. Authorities are increasingly resorting not to criminal prosecution of activists, but to arrests of them, rights defenders assert.

March 05, 2019 08:24

  • The sitting of the Sheikh Zayed Foundation. Screenshot of zayed_fund "Woman's taxi" project reminds role of Islam in Chechnya

    The advertisement of the taxi service exclusively for women caused a lively discussion in Chechnya. Some residents criticized the departure from secular norms; others believe that the project is consistent with Islam and Chechen customs.

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  • The Constitutional Court of Ingushetia pronounced the judgement on the application filed on behalf of Madina Dzortova. February 27, 2019. Photo by the press service of the Constitutional Court of Ingushetia Ingush CC obliges to solve problems of migrants from Chechnya

    The provisions of the Ingush housing programme, which prohibit forced migrants from Chechnya to receive housing in Ingushetia, are contrary to the Constitution of Ingushetia. This was reported by the Constitutional Court (CC) of the region, which has obliged the Ingush Parliament to solve the migrants' housing problem.

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Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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