Cases of child abuse are on the rise in Chechnya. Children are the victims of unprovoked aggression and violence from adults. Psychologists explain this is a society-wide post-war syndrome.
The de facto republic of South Ossetia is considering opening up trade with the rest of Georgia. However, the proposals are meeting resistance from those opposed to trading with their ‘enemy’.
The Former Bishop of Borjomi, Serapime Jojua, has been accused of attempting to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. The story has split the Church, but the Patriarchate and government have remained mute. [Read more…]
Salafi imam of Pankisi, Bekkhan Pareulidze, sat down with OC Media for an exclusive interview, in which he discussed the region’s religious divisions, the outflow of young Kists to Syria, and the role civil society has to play in the valley. [Read more…]
A Daghestani man has reached out to OC Media for help after finding himself on Russia’s ‘preventive supervision list’. Arsen Gasanov found himself on the Ministry of Internal Affairs list without his knowledge, and now he’s afraid for his life.
Is Adam Aliyev alive and who is threatening her and her friend? Is it easy to change gender in Russia and who was the first to break the law on personal life? What punishment can those who threaten Adam receive? Daptar conducted an investigation.
As hydroelectric power projects in Adjara gain momentum, the region’s inhabitants question their sustainability and impact on the environment. [Read more…]
There are more than 1,200 Syrian Circassians living in Kabardino-Balkaria. They came to their historical homeland to escape the horrors of war, but integrating into the local community is not easy.
Since the beginning of the Second Chechen war, the Chechen authorities, with assistance of the Russian special services, have pressured the relatives of militants. At first glance, the approach has worked. However, the ongoing, albeit sporadic attacks on police, suggest that the nature of this success has been illusory.
The court accuses Abdusalam Ramazanov of an unsuccessful attempt to join rebels in Syria; a charge he denies. [Read more…]