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Open Caucasus Media brings you news, commentary, multimedia, and investigations from the North and South Caucasus.

Podcast | Six months on — the impact of the war in Ukraine on the Caucasus

In this week’s episode of the Caucasus Digest, six months after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we look back at some of the lasting impacts has been around the South Caucasus.

Podcast | Georgian Dream's Departed and sex tapes as weapons in Azerbaijan

Robin Fabbro talks to Ismi Aghayev about the latest sex tape scandal in Azerbaijan and to Mariam Nikuradze about the four ex-members of Georgian Dream.

Podcast | Aliyev’s turn West, Chechens ‘de-Nazifying’ Russia, and the evacuation of Lachin

OC Media’s staff discuss why Aliyev is making overtures to the West, promises for a new armed insurgency in Chechnya, and the evacuation of Lachin.

Podcast | Kobakhidze's anti-Western rhetoric and the Nagorno-Karabakh clashes

OC Media staff talk about Georgian Dream Chair Irakli Kobakhidze's anti-Western rhetoric, and the latest clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Inside Ardzinba’s Public Council: the fate of Abkhazian–Georgian dialogue

The council discussed the future of the Abkhazian-Georgian talks in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Abkhazia debates transfer of Pitsunda dacha to Russia

Lawmakers in Abkhazia are set to discuss the transfer of a Soviet-era state dacha in Pitsunda to Russia, sparking criticism and concern from politicians and residents alike.

Podcast | Why is Yerevan setting up a morning musical alarm?

OC Media staff talk about the volunteer Chechen battalions in Ukraine, Avaz Hafizli's murder trial, and Yerevan's new musical alarm.

Podcast | What is Azerbaijan doing to rehabilitate war veterans?

OC Media staff discuss the mismanagement of PR in Georgia, the rehabilitation of Azerbaijani veterans, and Armenia's inflation.

Podcast | Why is a massive statue of Christ being built in Armenia?

OC Media staff discuss the construction of a massive statue of Christ in Armenia, and the apparent exodus of Georgian Dream members.

Podcast | Did Georgia’s pro-EU protests fail?

In the very first edition of the Caucasus Digest, OC Media staff discuss Georgia’s stalled pro-EU protests, Georgia’s Pride Week, and the partial reopening of borders between Turkey and Armenia.

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