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Power of the people: six years on from Armenia’s Velvet Revolution

Leading figures in Armenia’s Velvet Revolution discuss what made the movement successful. 

Power of the people: six years on from Armenia’s Velvet Revolution

By Arshaluys Barseghyan

Leading figures in Armenia’s Velvet Revolution discuss what made the movement successful. 

3/06/2024

Beatings, harassment, and no arrests: Georgian Government critics under attack

Since Georgia’s government revived the foreign agent law, government critics have faced campaigns of harassment and beatings in the streets.

Beatings, harassment, and no arrests: Georgian Government critics under attack

By Shota Kincha

Since Georgia’s government revived the foreign agent law, government critics have faced campaigns of harassment and beatings in the streets.

10/05/2024

Memories of Russia’s war loom over Gori foreign agent law protest

At a small demonstration in the town against the foreign agent bill — dubbed the Russian law — such memories came to the fore.

Memories of Russia’s war loom over Gori foreign agent law protest

By Mariam Nikuradze

At a small demonstration in the town against the foreign agent bill — dubbed the Russian law — such memories came to the fore.

24/04/2024

Datablog | Georgians are feeling the effects of climate change

A CRRC survey found that 90% of respondents are concerned about climate change, with 75% reporting they had experienced its effects. 

Datablog | Georgians are feeling the effects of climate change

By Dustin Gilbreath

A CRRC survey found that 90% of respondents are concerned about climate change, with 75% reporting they had experienced its effects. 

12/04/2024

‘My son is not a smuggler’: how Azerbaijan detains critics

Azerbaijan has detained journalists and activists on charges of smuggling money, but their families claim that the accusations are far from the truth. 

‘My son is not a smuggler’: how Azerbaijan detains critics

By Aytan Farhadova

Azerbaijan has detained journalists and activists on charges of smuggling money, but their families claim that the accusations are far from the truth. 

10/04/2024

Datablog | Georgians are split on economic relations with Russia

Despite significant negative public sentiment towards Russia’s relations to Georgia, a CRRC survey found that there were mixed opinions on Georgia’s economic ties to Russia. 

Datablog | Georgians are split on economic relations with Russia

By Zachary Fabos

Despite significant negative public sentiment towards Russia’s relations to Georgia, a CRRC survey found that there were mixed opinions on Georgia’s economic ties to Russia. 

5/04/2024

Why is Georgian Dream reviving the foreign agent law?

Georgia’s ruling party has promised to pass a controversial ‘foreign agents’ law just six months before parliamentary elections, but the reasons for the move are unclear.

Why is Georgian Dream reviving the foreign agent law?

By Shota Kincha

Georgia’s ruling party has promised to pass a controversial ‘foreign agents’ law just six months before parliamentary elections, but the reasons for the move are unclear.

26/03/2024

The disappearing villages of Samtskhe-Javakheti

In south Georgia, many once populous villages are facing rapid abandonment, with their former inhabitants driven to leave by harsh environmental conditions and government neglect. 

The disappearing villages of Samtskhe-Javakheti

By Mzisa Khmaladze

In south Georgia, many once populous villages are facing rapid abandonment, with their former inhabitants driven to leave by harsh environmental conditions and government neglect. 

13/03/2024

‘Competing to be most pro-Russian’: Abkhazia prepares for Russian presidential elections

Abkhazia’s government and opposition have been calling for citizens to vote in the upcoming Russian presidential elections, but sentiment amongst Abkhazian people is conflicted.

‘Competing to be most pro-Russian’: Abkhazia prepares for Russian presidential elections

By OC Media

Abkhazia’s government and opposition have been calling for citizens to vote in the upcoming Russian presidential elections, but sentiment amongst Abkhazian people is conflicted.

6/03/2024

A forest in the city centre: rewilding Rustavi

A volunteer-led environmental regeneration project hopes to rewild and revive the Georgian industrial city.

A forest in the city centre: rewilding Rustavi

By Anna Edgar

A volunteer-led environmental regeneration project hopes to rewild and revive the Georgian industrial city.