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.
A fire broke out in a market in Poti, a town in western Georgia, in the morning of 10 July. Up to 70 of the market’s 150 stalls were destroyed. The cause of the fire, which has now been contained, is still unknown. [Read more…]
A Fire broke out at Eliava market in Tbilisi on 2 July. No one was seriously injured in the Sunday evening fire, but four people were taken to hospital with light injuries, including one firefighter. [Read more…]
On 6 June, the Yerevan City Hall informed the vendors of the clothing market on Ferdowsi Street that construction work would begin there on 15 June. The vendors were asked to move their improvised pavilions to other spots. They remain dissatisfied with the decision and have asked for six months to relocate. The negotiations have so far been fruitless.
Toys on sale in shops and in the streets in Georgia contain substances toxic to children’s health. Many sellers do not know where the toys come from, and the authorities have so far failed to regulate them. [Read more…]
A fire broke out at one of the largest clothing markets in Daghestan’s capital, Makhachkala, on 31 March. No injuries have been reported but the damage from the fire is still unknown. [Read more…]