A memorial cross will soon be erected near the Chechen village of Urus-Kert, at the site where a group of Russian soldiers from the city of Pskov died during the Second Chechen War. The cross will be unveiled during a ceremony on 2 March, on the 17th anniversary of their deaths.
The administration of American president Donald Trump has released a list of terrorist attacks, which, in their opinion, were left intentionally unreported by the press. The list includes an armed incident in the Daghestani town of Derbent in 2015.
Students, together with human rights activists and trade unions, organised a demonstration on 7 February in Georgia’s capital, to protest the mass firing of employees from a nitrogen plant in Rustavi, a town 20 km south of Tbilisi.
Serving in the army must be mandatory for women as well, according to a legislative proposal being put to the Parliament of Georgia, which would change the law that currently obligates only men to join compulsory military service. [Read more…]
A resident of Daghestan’s capital, Makhachkala, was sentenced to six years in a penal colony for aiding members of an illegal armed formation. The sentence has already come into force.
Ingush schoolchildren will soon need to pass through metal detectors in order to enter schools. Every school in Ingushetia is to be equipped with a metal detector by decree of the republic’s president, Yunus-Bek Yevrkurov, his press office reported.
The man convicted of murdering transgender woman Zizi Shekiladze was sentenced on Friday to 13 years in jail by the Tbilisi City Court. [Read more…]
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has denied involvement in a mass inspection of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Chechnya. The FSB’s press office issued a statement saying that any such checks are the responsibility the Ministry of Justice.