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Voice | ‘I went to war at 17’

Sent to war aged just 17, WWII veteran Vardanush Zakaryan tells how her love for her husband survived both war and death.

Voice | ‘I went to war at 17’

Sent to war aged just 17, WWII veteran Vardanush Zakaryan tells how her love for her husband survived both war and death.

The deported Chechens of Daghestan still unable to return to their homes

Afrer 77 years, Chechen returnees from a small corner of Daghestan still dream of returning to their homes.

The deported Chechens of Daghestan still unable to return to their homes

By Zhalavdi Geriyev

Afrer 77 years, Chechen returnees from a small corner of Daghestan still dream of returning to their homes.

In pictures | Struggle in the open-air: Tbilisi’s Navtlughi Bazaar

The open-air bazaars of Tbilisi began with the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s; they remain a vital lifeline for many. 

In pictures | Struggle in the open-air: Tbilisi’s Navtlughi Bazaar

The open-air bazaars of Tbilisi began with the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s; they remain a vital lifeline for many. 

Voice from Guria | ‘The prices for medicines are insane; isn’t this repression?’

Rusudan Chelidze, 80, from the village of Zemo Bakhvi, Guria remembers growing up as the child of a politically repressed family with her sister and the difficulties they had to face.

Voice from Guria | ‘The prices for medicines are insane; isn’t this repression?’

Rusudan Chelidze, 80, from the village of Zemo Bakhvi, Guria remembers growing up as the child of a politically repressed family with her sister and the difficulties they had to face.

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