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Askar Shogenov

Askar is a journalist based in Kabardino-Balkaria.

‘I slipped a ₽1,000 bill in her lab coat’: false vaccine certificates in Russia’s North Caucasus

As compulsory COVID-19 vaccination begins for some professions, in Kabardino-Balkaria, vaccination certificates are available for as little as $14.

Voice | ‘I was shot twice in the head and abducted, but I survived’

Sufyan had a promising life and career ahead of him until he reported his superiors for a massive fraudulent scheme.

The Dispensary: Life in Kabardino-Balkaria’s only public addiction clinic

Patients at the Narcological Dispensary in Nalchik report a startlingly low level of care.