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New bill in Georgia would scrap military exemptions for non-Orthodox religions

Under the new bill, Georgian Orthodox priests would be the only people eligible to defer military service for religious reasons.

New bill in Georgia would scrap military exemptions for non-Orthodox religions

Under the new bill, Georgian Orthodox priests would be the only people eligible to defer military service for religious reasons.

Voice from Gori | ‘There should be more women in the army’

Nino Bluashvili, 21, talks of joining the military, the reactions of those around her, and life as a cadet as a woman in Georgia’s armed forces.

Voice from Gori | ‘There should be more women in the army’

Nino Bluashvili, 21, talks of joining the military, the reactions of those around her, and life as a cadet as a woman in Georgia’s armed forces.

Russian Duma ratifies merger of South Ossetian forces with Russian military

Russia gave the final go-ahead for the merger on 24 January, a day after the first batch of American Javelin anti-tank missiles arrived in Georgia.

Russian Duma ratifies merger of South Ossetian forces with Russian military

Russia gave the final go-ahead for the merger on 24 January, a day after the first batch of American Javelin anti-tank missiles arrived in Georgia.

Duty of an only son: to serve the motherland or continue the family name?

Throughout the region there are debates around compulsory military service, in Azerbaijan, the debate centres around drafting only sons in the family.

Duty of an only son: to serve the motherland or continue the family name?

By Seymur Kazimov

Throughout the region there are debates around compulsory military service, in Azerbaijan, the debate centres around drafting only sons in the family.