About 100 residents of the capital of Daghestan, Makhachkala, gathered in the Lenin Kosmomol Park on 29 January for a rally. The civil action was organised to protest against the felling of old trees for the construction of a new museum.
Former workers at a nitrogen factory in Rustavi, in southeast Georgia, who were recently fired by the company’s new management, staged a protest in front of the factory on 30 January. [Read more…]
It’s been over a week since protests began in Georgia’s third largest city, Kutaisi, over the planned construction of a second McDonald’s restaurant in the city. [Read more…]
Since the beginning of the Second Chechen war, the Chechen authorities, with assistance of the Russian special services, have pressured the relatives of militants. At first glance, the approach has worked. However, the ongoing, albeit sporadic attacks on police, suggest that the nature of this success has been illusory.