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Russia’s chief hitman or chief philanthropist?

Despite the trail of bodies he left in his wake, some believe that South Ossetian gang leader Aslan ‘Jacko’ Gagiyev’s crimes were all for the greater good.

Russia’s chief hitman or chief philanthropist?

By Elizaveta Chukharova

Despite the trail of bodies he left in his wake, some believe that South Ossetian gang leader Aslan ‘Jacko’ Gagiyev’s crimes were all for the greater good.

29/12/2023

Foreboding and fracture for Turkey’s North Caucasus diaspora

Turkey’s North Caucasian diaspora appears to be facing fraction, in light of both local and regional political shifts.

Foreboding and fracture for Turkey’s North Caucasus diaspora

By Alexander Thatcher

Turkey’s North Caucasian diaspora appears to be facing fraction, in light of both local and regional political shifts.

30/11/2023

The fight to save Nagorno-Karabakh’s burns patients

Over 200 people were injured in a fuel depot explosion in Nagorno-Karabakh as people fled en masse, leaving them fighting for their lives having lost their homes. 

The fight to save Nagorno-Karabakh’s burns patients

By Arshaluys Barseghyan

Over 200 people were injured in a fuel depot explosion in Nagorno-Karabakh as people fled en masse, leaving them fighting for their lives having lost their homes. 

25/11/2023

Poison, pills, or poor angles: what’s behind the rumours surrounding Kadyrov’s health?

For months, rumours have suggested that Ramzan Kadyrov is gravely ill, facing the consequences of either a drug addiction or of poisoning. 

Poison, pills, or poor angles: what’s behind the rumours surrounding Kadyrov’s health?

By Luiza Mchedlishvili

For months, rumours have suggested that Ramzan Kadyrov is gravely ill, facing the consequences of either a drug addiction or of poisoning. 

17/11/2023

From protesting in Georgia to arrest in South Ossetia: what happened to Rafail Shepelev?

In October, a Tbilisi-based Russian activist was arrested in South Ossetia, but why he ended up there remains unclear. 

From protesting in Georgia to arrest in South Ossetia: what happened to Rafail Shepelev?

By Shota Kincha

In October, a Tbilisi-based Russian activist was arrested in South Ossetia, but why he ended up there remains unclear. 

14/11/2023

Kremlin propaganda turns up the heat on Armenia

In the wake of Nagorno-Karabakh’s surrender to Azerbaijan, the Kremlin has intensified its criticism of Armenia’s leadership. 

Kremlin propaganda turns up the heat on Armenia

By Ani Avetisyan

In the wake of Nagorno-Karabakh’s surrender to Azerbaijan, the Kremlin has intensified its criticism of Armenia’s leadership. 

3/11/2023

What was behind the North Caucasus’ antisemitic surge?

After a series of antisemitic events in the North Caucasus, the factors contributing to mass violence remain cause for debate.  

What was behind the North Caucasus’ antisemitic surge?

By Tata Shoshiashvili

After a series of antisemitic events in the North Caucasus, the factors contributing to mass violence remain cause for debate.  

6/10/2023

The last bus out of Nagorno-Karabakh

With the exodus of Nagorno-Karabakh over, many of those forced to start new lives from scratch reflect on what — and who — they have left behind.

The last bus out of Nagorno-Karabakh

By Arshaluys Barseghyan

With the exodus of Nagorno-Karabakh over, many of those forced to start new lives from scratch reflect on what — and who — they have left behind.

4/10/2023

Georgia’s ‘zombie’ hydropower projects

Despite years of controversy and local opposition to large hydropower plant projects, Georgia’s government has announced it will resume their construction. 

Georgia’s ‘zombie’ hydropower projects

By Shota Kincha

Despite years of controversy and local opposition to large hydropower plant projects, Georgia’s government has announced it will resume their construction. 

25/09/2023

‘If I had wings, I would fly away’: Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians seek evacuation

Much of Nagorno-Karabakh’s population is seeking to leave the region as it comes under Azerbaijani control. 

‘If I had wings, I would fly away’: Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians seek evacuation

By Ani Avetisyan

Much of Nagorno-Karabakh’s population is seeking to leave the region as it comes under Azerbaijani control.