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Chechen man hailed as unlikely hero of Russia’s Navalny protests

Footage of a 20-year-old Chechen student fighting off Moscow riot police has been widely shared on social media.

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Gakharia’s support as PM skyrockets in new NDI poll

The Georgian Prime Minister saw his approval rating increase from 32% to 46%, with only 17% saying he was performing poorly.

Gakharia’s support as PM skyrockets in new NDI poll

The Georgian Prime Minister saw his approval rating increase from 32% to 46%, with only 17% saying he was performing poorly.

Child safe after hostage crisis in Yerevan resolved 

The man surrendered to police after several hours of negotiation with Armenia’s Chief of Police. 

Child safe after hostage crisis in Yerevan resolved 

The man surrendered to police after several hours of negotiation with Armenia’s Chief of Police. 

Anti-lockdown protesters call for end to ‘Canned Georgia’

There have been multiple protests since the Georgian Government announced that most lockdown measures would be extended until March. 

Anti-lockdown protesters call for end to ‘Canned Georgia’

There have been multiple protests since the Georgian Government announced that most lockdown measures would be extended until March. 

‘Last emir’ of Caucasus Emirate in Chechnya killed

Experts say it’s too early to talk of an end to the armed conflict in the North Caucasus.

‘Last emir’ of Caucasus Emirate in Chechnya killed

Experts say it’s too early to talk of an end to the armed conflict in the North Caucasus.

Georgia blames former ‘senior officials’ for Davit Gareja border dispute

Critics argue the case is an attempt to discredit the opposition.

Georgia blames former ‘senior officials’ for Davit Gareja border dispute

Critics argue the case is an attempt to discredit the opposition.

Georgia delays reopening economy

Plans to lift coronavirus restrictions starting from 1 February will, for the most part, be delayed.

Elderly ‘domik’ resident freezes to death in Armenia

The 70-year-old woman was living alone in a makeshift ‘domik’ home in the city of Gyumri. 

Features & Analysis

Datablog | Are Georgia's risk-loving men to blame for the spread of COVID-19?

Research conducted by CRRC shows that young Georgian men are more prone to risky behaviour, including social behaviour which increases the chances of COVID-19 transmission. 

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Seven years after the suicide of Isa Shakhmarli — little change for queer Azerbaijanis

For the past six years, Azerbaijan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community has marked 22 January as a day to fight homophobic hate.

Seven years after the suicide of Isa Shakhmarli — little change for queer Azerbaijanis

By Hamida Giyasbayli

For the past six years, Azerbaijan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community has marked 22 January as a day to fight homophobic hate.

Georgians take queerness and gender-bending to TikTok 

Queer Georgians are increasingly flocking to TikTok to explore and express their identities.

Georgians take queerness and gender-bending to TikTok 

By Shota Kincha

Queer Georgians are increasingly flocking to TikTok to explore and express their identities.

Azerbaijan’s volunteers in the line of fire

When the Azerbaijani government could not take of the people living near the frontline, these women stepped in. 

Azerbaijan’s volunteers in the line of fire

By Hamida Giyasbayli

When the Azerbaijani government could not take of the people living near the frontline, these women stepped in. 

Armenophobia: ‘the oldest form of xenophobia in Georgia’

From racist tropes about rich and greedy merchants to overblown fears of separatism, Georgia’s ethnic Armenians are frequently the targets of hate.

Armenophobia: ‘the oldest form of xenophobia in Georgia’

By Shota Kincha

From racist tropes about rich and greedy merchants to overblown fears of separatism, Georgia’s ethnic Armenians are frequently the targets of hate.

‘We’ve left our hearts there’: Displaced by war in Nagorno-Karabakh

The war forced tens of thousands of Nagorno-Karabakh residents to flee their homes, now some of them are ready to share their stories. 

‘We’ve left our hearts there’: Displaced by war in Nagorno-Karabakh

By Dvin Titizian

The war forced tens of thousands of Nagorno-Karabakh residents to flee their homes, now some of them are ready to share their stories. 

Opinion

Opinion | Azerbaijan’s new reality

After the war, Ilham Aliyev’s rule seems unassailable, but already this new order of things is showing cracks in its foundation. 

Opinion | Now, more than ever, Armenia must secure the rights of people with disabilities

With scores left with disabilities following the war, the Armenian authorities must push forwards with plans to create an inclusive society.

Opinion | On the importance of losing

The only way forward between Armenia and Azerbaijan is to reflect on what has been lost and what is left to lose.

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