Three Daghestanis disappear in Chechnya ‘after insulting Kadyrov online’

One of the men reportedly posted a video on Instagram calling the head of Chechnya a ‘bearded puppet’ shortly before they disappeared.

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Armenia closes border with Iran as South Caucasus braces for coronavirus 

Georgia has cancelled flights to and from Iran while Azerbaijan has increased precautions at the border, which remains open.  

Armenia closes border with Iran as South Caucasus braces for coronavirus 

Georgia has cancelled flights to and from Iran while Azerbaijan has increased precautions at the border, which remains open.  

Killer of Davit Saralidze sentenced to 15 years for murder

The 2017 murder of two 16-years-old boys and subsequent investigation into the killings led to protests and the resignation of the Chief Prosecutor.

Killer of Davit Saralidze sentenced to 15 years for murder

The 2017 murder of two 16-years-old boys and subsequent investigation into the killings led to protests and the resignation of the Chief Prosecutor.

Observer attacked during Azerbaijani election threatened with criminal charges

An investigation into the altercation is currently underway but no charges have been pressed.

Observer attacked during Azerbaijani election threatened with criminal charges

An investigation into the altercation is currently underway but no charges have been pressed.

Russian military intelligence ‘was behind’ October cyberattack in Georgia

Around 15,000 websites that were hacked displayed an image of former president Mikheil Saakashvili smiling with the text: ‘I’ll be back’

Russian military intelligence ‘was behind’ October cyberattack in Georgia

Around 15,000 websites that were hacked displayed an image of former president Mikheil Saakashvili smiling with the text: ‘I’ll be back’

Russian ambassador to Turkey provokes anger over Circassian conquest comments

Ambassador Aleksey Yerkhov said the Russian expulsion into Circassia and subsequent ethnic cleansing was a ‘beautiful legend’.

Russian ambassador to Turkey provokes anger over Circassian conquest comments

Ambassador Aleksey Yerkhov said the Russian expulsion into Circassia and subsequent ethnic cleansing was a ‘beautiful legend’.

After release from prison, Georgia’s former Prime Minister pledges to defeat Georgian Dream

Vano Merabishvili, sentenced in 2014 on a litany of charges, has vowed to fight against ‘Ivanishvili’s regime’.

Azerbaijani queer couple ‘fear for their lives’ after Valentine’s Day video leaked online

The video, which was meant to be a private celebration of Valentine’s Day was widely shared on social media leading to threats to the couple. 

Features & Analysis

The name game in Azerbaijan: protection or discrimination?

Azerbaijan’s list of banned names is supposed to protect children from ridicule, but many suspect the true purpose is ethnic discrimnation.

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In the new Armenia, worries about the conduct of security agencies persist

A series of high-profile Pashinyan opponents have been arrested or otherwise investigated in recent months. 

In the new Armenia, worries about the conduct of security agencies persist

By Hovhannes Ishkhanyan

A series of high-profile Pashinyan opponents have been arrested or otherwise investigated in recent months. 

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part II — Undercover

Investigative journalist Tamuna Chkareuli goes undercover as an employee at the Geo-M-Tex factory.

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part II — Undercover

By Tamuna Chkareuli

Investigative journalist Tamuna Chkareuli goes undercover as an employee at the Geo-M-Tex factory.

Analysis | Despite opinion shift a third of Georgians still prefer sons to daughters

CRRC-Georgia examines how attitudes towards having sons and daughters have changed over the last decade.

Analysis | Despite opinion shift a third of Georgians still prefer sons to daughters

By CRRC

CRRC-Georgia examines how attitudes towards having sons and daughters have changed over the last decade.

Armenia’s copper capital no longer? The uncertain future of Alaverdi

The copper smelter in Alaverdi, the city’s largest employer, was forced to shut down in 2018 due to excessive pollution.

Armenia’s copper capital no longer? The uncertain future of Alaverdi

By Gayane Mkrtchyan

The copper smelter in Alaverdi, the city’s largest employer, was forced to shut down in 2018 due to excessive pollution.

Azerbaijan’s soaring food prices

As debate around the causes and possible solutions to the problem continue, it is the most vulnerable who are paying the biggest cost.

Azerbaijan’s soaring food prices

By Gulnur Kazimova

As debate around the causes and possible solutions to the problem continue, it is the most vulnerable who are paying the biggest cost.

Opinion

Opinion | After disappointing elections a new way forward for Azerbaijan’s opposition? 

Azerbaijan’s opposition must take to heart the lessons it has learned after the failure of their ‘elections only’ strategy.

Opinion | This election was our first ‘OK boomer’ to Azerbaijan’s political order

From boredom and camaraderie to confrontations with carousel voters, this was my experience as an observer in Azerbaijan’s recent election.

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