A landslide and flood hit parts of Borjomi, a resort in southern Georgia, on 20 May. [Read more…]
The Muftiate of Ingushetia together with the Ulama (Muslim clerics) Council has published a list of recommendations for the costs of weddings. The document has already been distributed throughout the republic.
On 18 May, Russian soldier Valery Permyakov, 21, was extradited to Russia following an agreement between Armenia and Russia that his life sentence will be fully implemented.
Four people were killed in a counterterrorist operation in the village of Karamakhi in the Buynaksk District of Daghestan on 18 May. Local police released the names of the slain men, who they claim were militants.
Mining company Georgian Manganese has expressed concern at the Ministry of Environment’s decision to appoint a ‘special manager’ to the company. They claim that because of the state-appointed manager’s lack of competence, their operations have been ‘paralysed’. [Read more…]
Two former Azerbaijani citizens who have received Russian citizenship complained at a press-conference in Derbent on 17 May that the Azerbaijani authorities are attempting to call them for military service.
From 15–21 May, Armenian activists are holding a series of open and closed events to mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, which is observed internationally on 17 May.
Ingush police have charged five suspected militants arrested a year ago with ‘involvement in illegal armed formations’ and ‘illegal trafficking in arms, ammunition, and explosive devices’.