Two competing rallies were held in Tbilisi on 9 May, the Day of Victory over Fascism, with groups marching in the name of the Immortal Regiment, many of whom held portraits of Stalin, confronted by protesters waving anti-Putin and pro-EU and NATO signs. [Read more…]
Despite the veneer of patriarchy and the respect for the elderly, the life of old people in Azerbaijan is hard, especially when they are lonely. With an average pension of $100, they can only hope for help from shelters, kind neighbours, and volunteers.
Victory Day on 9 May, which commemorates ‘the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War’ was widely marked across the whole Caucasus region with public gatherings, wreath-laying, and speeches. In most places, the commemorations included the Immortal Regiment, which is a public march with people holding pictures of war veterans. [Read more…]