Georgians’ abnormal levels of exposure to lead show that the food they eat and the air they breathe might be toxic — all while the authorities seem reluctant to address the problem. [Read more…]
Having moved 2,000 kilometres to a new country, a small community of Pakistanis have built a new life for themselves in Azerbaijan. Even for those who have married locals, have Azerbaijani children, and say they are Azerbaijanis themselves, obtaining official recognition for this — citizenship — is not straightforward. [Read more…]
Around 100 traders from the Dagelektromash market, which burnt down in Makhachkala this spring, have met with the local administration, after taking to the central square of the city.
Around 60 traders affected by a recent fire at Makhachkala’s Dagelektromash market rallied on the city’s central square on 7 November. They were demanding a meeting with acting head of the republic Vladimir Vasilyev. [Read more…]
A market in Makhachkala has caught fire for the third time this year. While many traders are certain the fire was set deliberately, officials have denied this. [Read more…]
The city administration will not compensate people who lost property in a market fire in Makhachkala in March, the mayor has said. A number of victims told OC Media they intend to fight the decision.
On 19 August, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) raided the Fabrika Market in Nazran, Ingushetia’s largest city. The authorities seized a large amount of gold jewellery from stalls. The owners and vendors claim that the FSB’s actions were illegal.
A fire broke out in Tbilisi’s Dezertirebi Market on 17 july. Four warehouses where vendors stored products were destroyed. It is unknown what caused the fire. [Read more…]
Armenia’s apricot farmers have had a bountiful season, but are unable to enjoy the fruits of their labour. They say that Spayka, an exporter with alleged connections to the president’s son-in-law, has captured the market — and is abusing its misbegotten power.