Russia has been shocked by the trend of online ‘death games’, which have reportedly led to a wave of suicides among young people. Despite attempts by Russian online social network VKontakte to crack down on the games, they remain popular among young users.
The chairman of the Russia’s Central Election Commission (CIKRF), Ella Pamfilova, recently visited Daghestan on a work inspection. However, independent journalists, social activists, and representatives of several political parties were refused permission to meet with the CIKRF head.
Daghestani man Kheyrullakh Shakhbanov, from Khunzakh District, was sentenced to 10 months in a penal colony for aiding members of an illegal armed formation.
Daghestan’s Interior Ministry Migration Service detained about 200 Azerbaijani nationals in the city of Derbent on 9 February, in order to inspect their work permits.
Several Daghestanis who appeared on the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) preventive supervision list have succeeded in having their names removed through the courts.
Resident of Daghestan Abdulla Apavov was sentenced to two years in prison by a Daghestani court, for posts he made on social media. The North Caucasian District Military Court found him guilty of publicly promoting terrorism and inciting hatred.
Residents of the village of Andi, in the Botlikh District of Daghestan, had their homes searched and passports checked by law enforcement officers on 7 February.
According to Daptar, women in today’s North Caucasus are surrounded by myths and superstitions that put them in a state of total fear and control. Opportunities for self-realisation are limited and change under the societal notions of honour, dignity, and quality of life. Researchers suggest that the situation will only become worse, as the growing number of divorces in the region suggests insurmountable difficulties in marriage.
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.
Makhachkala residents have won a victory over the city authorities’ plans to build a museum in the city’s oldest park.