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Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to bilateral commission in Sochi summit

According to Vladimir Putin, the commission will be ready before the end of the year.

ECHR rules mother’s rights violated in Chechnya custody dispute

Luiza Tapayeva was denied custody of her children after the death of her husband.

Chechnya proposes Russian ban on reporting ethnicity in criminal cases

The authors of the new law accused  Russian media of promoting negative attitudes towards ethnic groups and inciting violence against them.

Pashinyan, Aliyev, and Putin to hold summit in Sochi

The meeting will reportedly focus on ‘further steps to strengthen stability and establish a peaceful life in the region’.

Worst fighting since end of Second Nagorno-Karabakh War 

The Armenian National Security Council chief has announced that Armenia is applying for Russian assistance to ‘ensure territorial integrity’.  

Celebration, mourning, and protest mark ceasefire anniversary in Armenia and Azerbaijan

The agreement signed on the night of 9 November 2020 brought an end to the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. 

Live updates: Georgians go to the polls in mayoral runoffs

Georgians go to the polls today in the second round of local elections.

A new list of political prisoners in the North Caucasus

According to human rights activists in Russia, there are at least 420 political prisoners in the country right now, of those 33 are in the North Caucasus. 

ECHR rules Russia is guilty of abducting a Chechen government critic

The whereabouts of Salman Tepsurkayev, who was abducted over one year ago, are still unknown.

Did Iran stop an Azerbaijani advance in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War?

The claim was first made public by an Azerbaijan-based military news outlet, then supported by comments from a Middle East Eye bureau chief. 

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