Young people in Georgia are optimistic about their future employability, according to a study unveiled on 23 January by the German political foundation, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. According to the study, 41% of young people aged 14–29 are in education, with 71% of these feeling optimistic about their employment opportunities. [Read more…]
More than 10,000 hectares of land needs to be cleared of mines in Chechnya, Yury Stavitsky, commander of Russia’s military engineers said in an interview with press agency Interfaks. Additionally, 2,000 hectares also needs to be demined in neighboring Ingushetia. [Read more…]
The Daghestan branch of the opposition Yabloko (‘apple’) Party has appealed to the local government to cancel increased payments in kindergartens.
The Parliament of the de facto Republic of Abkhazia has voted for a bill increasing the fine for illegal crossing of the border.
According to the latest decision by the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of the de facto Republic of Abkhazia, only 603 out of 30,247 inhabitants of Gali (Gal) region will be allowed to vote during the upcoming parliamentary elections, which constitutes 0.5% of the region’s population.
The bodies of militants killed on 19 December, during an attack on Chechen law enforcement officers, have been buried in unmarked graves in Chechnya, their relatives claim. The burial ground is likely located near the prison in the village of Chernokozovo, in the Naursky District of northern Chechnya.
A security guard at a school in Imereti, western Georgia, has been accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old pupil. Local media outlets report that the guard is a 40-year-old man, and the pupil a girl who had moved to the school one year previously. [Read more…]
Cable cars in the west Georgian mining town of Chiatura will finally be refurbished, for the first time since their construction during soviet times. The government of France is supporting the Georgian government to implement the work. [Read more…]
The Defence Minister of the de facto Republic of South Ossetia, Ibragim Gasayev, has announced that South Ossetia’s armed forces will merge with their Russian counterparts, Russian online newspaper Gazeta.ru writes. [Read more…]