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Armenians prepare to go to the polls in historic election

Polls show that the race is primarily between acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the country’s second president Robert Kocharyan. 

Armenians prepare to go to the polls in historic election

Polls show that the race is primarily between acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the country’s second president Robert Kocharyan. 

Troubled Ninotsminda orphanage to be converted into daycare centre

The Public Defender is scheduled to visit the church-run orphanage next week.

Troubled Ninotsminda orphanage to be converted into daycare centre

The Public Defender is scheduled to visit the church-run orphanage next week.

ECHR finds Russia responsible for disappearance and death of Chechen man

Aslanbek Saidakhmadov was abducted by police on 3 August 2009. His fate remains unknown. 

ECHR finds Russia responsible for disappearance and death of Chechen man

Aslanbek Saidakhmadov was abducted by police on 3 August 2009. His fate remains unknown. 

Robert Kocharyan proposes Armenia ‘foreign agent’ law

Kocharyan said he seeks to ‘set strict controls’ on the work of organisations funded by foreign donors. 

Robert Kocharyan proposes Armenia ‘foreign agent’ law

Kocharyan said he seeks to ‘set strict controls’ on the work of organisations funded by foreign donors. 

Kobakhidze calls for Tbilisi Pride to be cancelled

The ‘March for Dignity’ is planned to take place along Rustaveli Avenue on 5 July. 

Kobakhidze calls for Tbilisi Pride to be cancelled

The ‘March for Dignity’ is planned to take place along Rustaveli Avenue on 5 July. 

Georgian Public Defender’s Office slams ‘illegal’ gig economy contracts

The Public Defender’s Office told OC Media they were considering taking legal action to force Bolt Food to sign employment contracts with couriers. 

Daghestan security forces abduct daughter of Chechen official in domestic violence shelter raid

Khalimat Taramova was seized and then placed into the custody of her father.

Features & Analysis

Stunts and insults mark first week of campaigning in Armenia 

Candidates were heavy on personal insults, violent rhetoric, and mutual recriminations — and spoke little about actual policy. 

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Datablog | Who doesn’t watch TV in Georgia?

Recent data from CRRC Georgia’s 2020 Caucasus Barometer survey suggests that many people have stopped watching TV.

Datablog | Who doesn’t watch TV in Georgia?

By Dustin Gilbreath

Recent data from CRRC Georgia’s 2020 Caucasus Barometer survey suggests that many people have stopped watching TV.

Frontera spent $1 million on US lobbying while its Georgian workers went unpaid

The US oil and gas company spent $1 million on lobbying in an attempt to sway an international arbitration case in Georgia.

Frontera spent $1 million on US lobbying while its Georgian workers went unpaid

By Thomas Rowley

The US oil and gas company spent $1 million on lobbying in an attempt to sway an international arbitration case in Georgia.

Oligarchs and ex-presidents — who’s in and who’s out in Armenia’s electoral lists?

Polls suggest a two-way race between Pashinyan and Kocharyan, but beyond the party leaders, who is running in each party’s list?

Oligarchs and ex-presidents — who’s in and who’s out in Armenia’s electoral lists?

By Ani Avetisyan

Polls suggest a two-way race between Pashinyan and Kocharyan, but beyond the party leaders, who is running in each party’s list?

Datablog | Does religion make Georgians happy?

While research internationally suggests a link between religion and people’s happiness, does the same stand true for Georgia?

Datablog | Does religion make Georgians happy?

By Davit Lursmanashvili

While research internationally suggests a link between religion and people’s happiness, does the same stand true for Georgia?

Is an interconnected Caucasus on the horizon?

Russia, Turkey, and Iran have all shown interest in participating in restoring the transport corridors.

Is an interconnected Caucasus on the horizon?

By Hamida Giyasbayli

Russia, Turkey, and Iran have all shown interest in participating in restoring the transport corridors.

Opinion

Opinion | How Azerbaijan’s media ignores anti-queer violence

The media’s silence in the face of a surge of anti-queer violence is nothing less than complicity with it. 

Opinion | The war did not save us

Contrary to the beliefs of some, victory in the war did not uplift the collective psyche of the Azerbaijani public nor empower civil society.

Opinion | Armenia stands at a dangerous moral crossroads

If Armenia is to overcome the present crisis, the country’s quiet majority must spearhead a national moral conversion.

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