Two workers were injured on 29 July after an accident in a tunnel they were working on. Despite denials from the construction company, trade unions claim that labour safety rules were breached.
Archives for July 2017
An atmosphere of impunity and poor funding for schools in Kabardino-Balkaria has led to state schools being run as businesses, with a teachers making money at the expense of parents and their children.
Women in Georgia very often lack a voice of their own. Their opinions, feelings, dreams, aspirations, and achievements can be conveyed by others, often the men around them. The Women in Georgia project gives a voice to these women, allowing them to tell their own stories — in their own words. The project collected 150 distinct stories from women throughout the country. OC Media brings you a selection of these stories, translated into English and Russian. Below, in her own words, Likuna Chachibaia. [Read more…]
Russia’s anti-extremism centres are notorious for their brutal torture. Here are the stories of its victims in Ingushetia, where for the first time, some of the organisation’s operatives face trial for their crimes.
Georgia’s Parliament overrode President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s veto of a local self-government bill on 26 July. The bill has faced criticism for making controversial core changes to the previous self-governing legislation without the consent of civil society organisations.
The Parliament of Adygea has passed a resolution asking for permission to completely ban low-alcohol energy drinks in the republic. The 26 July proposal has been forwarded to the federal authorities.
On 26 June, a rally against labour migrants from Asia was held in Ingushetia. Local police forcibly dispersed the rally, and several people were charged with violating public order.