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Russian police ‘abduct gay Chechen brothers’ from safehouse in central Russia

Activists suspect the brothers, aged 17 and 20, have already been handed over to Chechen special forces.

Russian police ‘abduct gay Chechen brothers’ from safehouse in central Russia

Activists suspect the brothers, aged 17 and 20, have already been handed over to Chechen special forces.

Was the Circassian question another victim of the global pandemic?

As Russian authorities chip away at the rights and dignity of the country’s ethnic minorities, some activists remain hopeful for the future.

Was the Circassian question another victim of the global pandemic?

By Madina Aliyeva

As Russian authorities chip away at the rights and dignity of the country’s ethnic minorities, some activists remain hopeful for the future.

Investigation implicates ‘Navalny Poison Squad’ in North Caucasus deaths

Bellingcat connected Navalny’s alleged assassins with the suspicious deaths of three men, two from the North Caucasus. 

Investigation implicates ‘Navalny Poison Squad’ in North Caucasus deaths

Bellingcat connected Navalny’s alleged assassins with the suspicious deaths of three men, two from the North Caucasus. 

‘Last emir’ of Caucasus Emirate in Chechnya killed

Experts say it’s too early to talk of an end to the armed conflict in the North Caucasus.

‘Last emir’ of Caucasus Emirate in Chechnya killed

Experts say it’s too early to talk of an end to the armed conflict in the North Caucasus.

Bloggers arrested in ‘$3.5 million pyramid scheme’ in Kabardino-Balkaria

The authorities say the suspects scammed over 600 people from Kabardino-Balkaria and beyond.

Bloggers arrested in ‘$3.5 million pyramid scheme’ in Kabardino-Balkaria

The authorities say the suspects scammed over 600 people from Kabardino-Balkaria and beyond.

Arrested Daghestani exorcist claims he was ‘kidnapped and tortured’

Ibragim Ibalayev is a well-known exorcist in Daghestan with a large Instagram following.

Arrested Daghestani exorcist claims he was ‘kidnapped and tortured’

Ibragim Ibalayev is a well-known exorcist in Daghestan with a large Instagram following.

Krasnodar Krai opens investigation into abduction of Chechen government critic

A video circulated online in September showing a Chechen government critic sodomising himself with a bottle and apologising to the authorities.

Krasnodar Krai opens investigation into abduction of Chechen government critic

A video circulated online in September showing a Chechen government critic sodomising himself with a bottle and apologising to the authorities.

Biggest uncertainties in the Caucasus for 2021

After a terrible year for the Caucasus, OC Media takes a moment to look at an uncertain future.

Biggest uncertainties in the Caucasus for 2021

After a terrible year for the Caucasus, OC Media takes a moment to look at an uncertain future.

Chechen women scolded and forced to remove niqabs on state TV

The women were reprimanded on Grozny TV by the Mufti of Chechnya and the head of Grozny’s Department of Interior.

Chechen women scolded and forced to remove niqabs on state TV

The women were reprimanded on Grozny TV by the Mufti of Chechnya and the head of Grozny’s Department of Interior.

Five teenagers detained in Daghestan accused of ‘going to jihad’

The Daghestani FSB has accused the boys, aged 15–17, of planning attacks on police throughout Daghestan.

Five teenagers detained in Daghestan accused of ‘going to jihad’

The Daghestani FSB has accused the boys, aged 15–17, of planning attacks on police throughout Daghestan.

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