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Torture and survival in Chechnya

A harrowing story of one human rights activist’s abduction, torture, and exile.

Torture and survival in Chechnya

By Luiza Mchedlishvili

A harrowing story of one human rights activist’s abduction, torture, and exile.

16/11/2021

A history of displacement: Meskhetians in Azerbaijan and Ukraine cling to their identity

Seventy-seven years have passed since Stalin deported the Meskhetians from Western Georgia to Central Asia.

A history of displacement: Meskhetians in Azerbaijan and Ukraine cling to their identity

By Ismayil Fataliyev

Seventy-seven years have passed since Stalin deported the Meskhetians from Western Georgia to Central Asia.

1/11/2021

The EU and Armenia, partners in reform? 

After Nikol Pashinyan’s landslide election victory, the EU has shown renewed confidence in the Armenian government with billions of euros in hand. 

The EU and Armenia, partners in reform? 

By Ani Avetisyan

After Nikol Pashinyan’s landslide election victory, the EU has shown renewed confidence in the Armenian government with billions of euros in hand. 

28/10/2021

‘Everything that breathes must be born’: Abkhazia’s total ban on abortion 

The ban is back in the news after a woman spoke about a relative being forced to carry her pregnancy to term despite medical complications. 

‘Everything that breathes must be born’: Abkhazia’s total ban on abortion 

By Marianna Kotova

The ban is back in the news after a woman spoke about a relative being forced to carry her pregnancy to term despite medical complications. 

27/10/2021

Street art in Georgia: Vandalism or self-expression? 

Not so long ago, Tbilisi residents used to complain that street art was a blemish on the face of the city, now it’s one of the city’s most famous attractions.

Street art in Georgia: Vandalism or self-expression? 

By Tata Shoshiashvili

Not so long ago, Tbilisi residents used to complain that street art was a blemish on the face of the city, now it’s one of the city’s most famous attractions.

1/10/2021

Seven strangest moments from the 2021 Georgian municipal election campaign 

From sledge hammers, to the wearing of blackface, to the possible return of Mikhel Saakashvili, this may have been the strangest municipal election in Georgian history.

Seven strangest moments from the 2021 Georgian municipal election campaign 

By Shota Kincha

From sledge hammers, to the wearing of blackface, to the possible return of Mikhel Saakashvili, this may have been the strangest municipal election in Georgian history.

29/09/2021

Catfished in Armenia

Sometimes a Facebook Prince Charming transforms into a scammer trying to extort you from prison. 

Catfished in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

Sometimes a Facebook Prince Charming transforms into a scammer trying to extort you from prison. 

17/09/2021

A personal history of trauma: thirty years of depression

One woman grapples with the emotional scars war leaves on its victims, and what it means to finally return home.

A personal history of trauma: thirty years of depression

By Larissa Sotieva

One woman grapples with the emotional scars war leaves on its victims, and what it means to finally return home.

10/09/2021

A personal history of trauma: The soldier with no photographs

One veteran laments how selfies, social media, and propaganda have twisted the horror of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War.

A personal history of trauma: The soldier with no photographs

By Larissa Sotieva

One veteran laments how selfies, social media, and propaganda have twisted the horror of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War.

8/09/2021

Vaccine tourism continues to boom in Armenia

While universal vaccination initially led to interminable queues, since new regulations were adopted in July vaccine tourism in Armenia appears to be functioning without a hitch.

Vaccine tourism continues to boom in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

While universal vaccination initially led to interminable queues, since new regulations were adopted in July vaccine tourism in Armenia appears to be functioning without a hitch.

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