European Parliament: EU supporters and opponents clash

European Parliament: EU supporters and opponents clash

What are the main points of contention between them and why Russia is spending millions on supporting euro skeptics

May 22, 2019
Op-ed: Elections and opposition pessimism

Op-ed: Elections and opposition pessimism

What do the results of the by-elections mean for the country and the opposition?

May 22, 2019
Abkhaz elections to be rescheduled for 25 August, protests end

Abkhaz elections to be rescheduled for 25 August, protests end

The opposition demanded the postponement of the elections due to the fact that its candidate, Aslan Bzhania, was recently poisoned

May 22, 2019
Ukrainians pull a fast one over the government

Ukrainians pull a fast one over the government

How president Zelensky upset the establishment and made a TV series come true

May 20, 2019
Surrogate mothers in Armenia

Surrogate mothers in Armenia

“I do not regret that I took this on, but it was unbearable to part with the children. And I understood that if I saw them, it would be doubly worse.”

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Yekaterinburg officials cede to public rejection of park church

Yekaterinburg officials cede to public rejection of park church

A city referendum has settled a massive stand-off between Yekaterinburg's residents and its officials

May 23, 2019
Baku demonstrators protest detention, deportation of Azerbaijani journalist from Moscow

Baku demonstrators protest detention, deportation of Azerbaijani journalist from Moscow

Fuad Abbasov is accused of violating immigration laws – Abbasov himself says he is being persecuted

May 23, 2019
Moldovan site claims local lab ‘creating viruses to send to Russia’

Moldovan site claims local lab ‘creating viruses to send to Russia’

It would seem the Lugar Lab in Georgia now has a competitor…

May 22, 2019
Georgia: ‘shadow leader’ tops dislike rating. Health minister, Tbilisi mayor most popular

Georgia: ‘shadow leader’ tops dislike rating. Health minister, Tbilisi mayor most popular

46% of respondents believe that Georgia is developing in the wrong direction, 56% assess the work of the government negatively

May 22, 2019
Armenia expecting wave of price hikes for 800 goods due to increased customs duties

Armenia expecting wave of price hikes for 800 goods due to increased customs duties

The prices of essential commodities will rise, including bread

May 4, 2019
Why Georgia’s hydropower plants are causing nation-wide protests

Why Georgia’s hydropower plants are causing nation-wide protests

The government says the country’s energy independence and security is in a vulnerable state, while the local population opposes irreversible changes in their living environment

May 2, 2019
Armenia: where did 50,000 jobs come from since the revolution?

Armenia: where did 50,000 jobs come from since the revolution?

It is unclear what percentage of new jobs have come out from under the ‘shadow economy’, and how many jobs have actually been created

April 28, 2019
Sexual harassment made criminally prosecutable in Georgia

Sexual harassment made criminally prosecutable in Georgia

The new law provides for fines, corrective labour and imprisonment

May 4, 2019
Sex education in Georgia – desperately needed, ferociously opposed

Sex education in Georgia – desperately needed, ferociously opposed

The creator of a series of video lessons on sexual education is afraid to leave her home

April 26, 2019
The women working in Georgia’s dangerous mines

The women working in Georgia’s dangerous mines

"Deciding to go work in the mines was never a dream of mine. But what else can I do to support my family?"

April 16, 2019