The official investigation into the attack on a military base in Chechnya’s Naursky District on 23 March has established that the six militants killed were local residents. Three of them were brothers. Two more militants managed to escape and are still at large.
A TV host and actor were found guilty of ‘illegally purchasing and holding an especially large amount’ of the recreational psychoactive drug, MDMA, by the Tbilisi City Court on 23 March. [Read more…]
Militants attacked a Russian National Guard base in the early morning of 24 March in Chechnya’s Naursky District. There are dead and wounded reported on both sides. [Read more…]
The authorities of the Republic of Daghestan will no longer provide free baby food, according to local online newspaper Chernovik, with local MPs claiming that it is too expensive. [Read more…]
A six-year-old murder case has been solved in Chechnya, after a man turned himself in to police, confessing to murdering a female cousin. The court took into account his frank confession and imposed a sentence less than half of the maximum.
Georgia’s parliament overrode President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s veto of a controversial surveillance bill on 22 March. The bill has faced criticism for not making core changes to the previous surveillance legislation, which gives state security agencies easy access to citizens’ personal information. [Read more…]
A 63-year-old construction worker has died in hospital shortly after falling from a construction site in Batumi on 22 March. An investigation is ongoing for violations of health and safety rules during the construction. [Read more…]
Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov is planning to visit Syria, Russian MP and Kadyrov’s cousin Adam Delimkhanov told media on 22 March, during a trip of Russian MPs to Aleppo. Delimkhanov refused to specify when Kadyrov was planning to visit.
Daghestan’s Samur Forest is now on the list of five oldest forests in Russia under threat. The list was compiled by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). [Read more…]
On 21 March, local Ingush man Ilyas Albakov was detained in Ingushetia for his alleged involvement in an international terrorist organisation. According to the head of the Ingush Security Council, Akhmed Dzeytov, he is accused of being a member of the Islamic State in Syria. Other details of this case, including the time he spent with the Islamic State in Syria, have not been released.