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

Podcast | Chechens trying to find their place in Europe

Chamil Albakov and Marat Ilyasov talk about the challenges and stereotypes the Chechens of Europe face.

Abkhazia could turn Council of Ministers building into ‘luxury hotel’

Abkhazia’s President has said that the iconic Council of Ministers  building in the centre of Sukhumi (Sukhum) could be turned into a luxury hotel.

Podcast | Tackling child marriages in Georgia

Human rights activist Samira Bayramova and Sapari’s Baia Pataraia talk about what Georgia needs to do to tackle its early marriages problem.

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Russia to establish naval base in Abkhazia

The base will be established in Ochamchira (Ochamchire) ‘in the near future’.

Podcast | No tents, no stages, no signs: Georgian Dream’s war on protest

OC Media’s Mariam Nikuradze, Shame’s Dachi Imedadze, and Social Justice Center’s Guram Imnadze talk about the new amendments to the law on protests.

Podcast | The Nagorno-Karabakh Exodus

The fate of Nagorno-Karabakh’s Armenian refugees, the role of the international community in the conflict, and Azerbaijan’s ‘integration’ of the region.

Podcast | The end of Nagorno-Karabakh?

Thomas de Waal, Knar Khudoyan, Lala Darchinova, and Sevinj Samadzade talk about Azerbaijan’s attack on Nagorno-Karabakh and Stepanakert’s surrender.

Live updates | Stepanakert surrenders amidst Azerbaijani assault

Azerbaijani armed forces have continued their offensive on Nagorno-Karabakh in an apparent attempt to take control of the territory.

Live updates | Stepanakert under fire as Azerbaijan launches assault on Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan has launched ‘anti-terrorist measures’ in Nagorno-Karabakh to ‘restore the constitutional structure of the Republic of Azerbaijan’.

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