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

Podcast | Fighting Russia’s colonial legacy in the North Caucasus

Dominik Cagara, Magomed Torijev, and Harold Chambers discuss the potential for future insurgency movements in the North Caucasus.

Confusion in Abkhazia as foreign minister ‘resigns’ and returns

The incident, which took place on Monday night, has prompted speculation regarding potential motives for the supposed resignation. 

Outrage in Abkhazia after Medvedev suggests annexation to Russia

The former Russian president said Russia could annex Abkhazia and South Ossetia ‘if there are good reasons’.

Podcast | Tea Tsulukiani’s chokehold on Georgian culture

Lika Zakashvili, Luka Beradze, and Khatuna Tskhadadze talk about Culture Minister Tea Tsulukiani’s controversial ‘re-organisation’ of her ministry.

Abkhazians block prime minister’s convoy to demand road repairs

Residents of a village in Abkhazia have blocked the Prime Minister’s convoy in protest against a long-running lack of repairs to the village’s main road.

Podcast | Shovi: an avoidable tragedy?

Mariam Nikuradze, Aleko Sardanashvili, and Lasha Sukhishvili talk about the impact of the Shovi mudslide.

Podcast | The arrest of Gubad Ibadoghlu

Ibadoghlu’s daughter, Zhala Bayramova, and Rachel Denber of the HRW talk about the political activist’s arrest.

Abkhazia approves private Russian investor to fund reconstruction of Sukhumi airport

Abkhazian MPs have voted to ratify an agreement between Russia and Abkhazia allowing a private Russian investor to fund the reconstruction of the Sukhumi (Sukhum) international airport.

Podcast | North Caucasian art and activism in Tbilisi

Bulat Khalilov, Timur Kodzoko, and Zemfira Gogui talk about North Caucasian arts and activism in Georgia.

Podcast | Blockade fatigue in Nagorno-Karabakh

Marut Vanyan talks about the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and Arpi Bekaryan talks about the growing apathy towards the crisis in Armenia.

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