Policemen accused of torture, murder of local resident tried in N. Ossetia

Policemen accused of torture, murder of local resident tried in N. Ossetia

The victim’s family has tried for several years to have their case heard in court

February 22, 2019
Chechen land grab: Dagestan weary of losing territory to Kadyrov’s territorial ambitions

Chechen land grab: Dagestan weary of losing territory to Kadyrov’s territorial ambitions

The authorities of Dagestan promise not to repeat the mistakes of their neighbors while surveying their borders with Chechnya, though things are heading in the same direction

February 21, 2019
Chair of largest bank in Georgia resigns amidst struggle with authorities

Chair of largest bank in Georgia resigns amidst struggle with authorities

The opposition believes that the country’s informal ruler and the chairman of the current ruling party is trying to get rid of all competitors

February 21, 2019
Could Russia annex Belarus?

Could Russia annex Belarus?

Some observers say a Russian annexation is possible, while others say Russia itself has no need of such a move

February 20, 2019
Former Abkhaz president Ankvab accused of corruption deal in oil contracts

Former Abkhaz president Ankvab accused of corruption deal in oil contracts

The players involved: Russian Rosneft and Abkhaz ‘Apsny-Oil’, which signed a deal for hydrocarbon exploration in Abkhazia

February 22, 2019
Azerbaijani opposition website editor sentenced to 5.5 years probation

Azerbaijani opposition website editor sentenced to 5.5 years probation

Mustafa Hajibeyli was accused of “spreading false information” and “anti-state” appeals

February 21, 2019
Armenian language committee goes after media, TV hosts for ‘vulgar language’

Armenian language committee goes after media, TV hosts for ‘vulgar language’

The Armenian State Language Committee has criticised journalists, soap opera screenwriters, MPs and even the prime minister for their poor use of language

February 21, 2019
Azerbaijani president’s 22-year-old son listed as owner of $35 million mansion near Moscow

Azerbaijani president’s 22-year-old son listed as owner of $35 million mansion near Moscow

Records indicate that he received it at the age of 10 from his grandfather

February 21, 2019
Armenia may exempt all micro-enterprises from taxation

Armenia may exempt all micro-enterprises from taxation

The government hopes this decision will help stimulate the development of the economy and the emergence of new jobs.

January 26, 2019
Armenian State Revenue Committee returns $20 million to state treasury in 8 months

Armenian State Revenue Committee returns $20 million to state treasury in 8 months

The $20 million was returned as a result of anti-corruption measures and dealing with the country’s shadow economy

January 23, 2019
Abkhazia bans export of unprocessed fish in an attempt to help local businesses survive

Abkhazia bans export of unprocessed fish in an attempt to help local businesses survive

The issue also concerns tighter legislation concerning environmental law when it comes to fishing

January 17, 2019
Child sex abuse in Turkey

Child sex abuse in Turkey

Approximately 50 children are sexually abused or given away to child marriage per day in Turkey

December 27, 2018
Azerbaijani social media topic of the week: does a woman need an education?

Azerbaijani social media topic of the week: does a woman need an education?

There are twice as many male university students as there are female

December 12, 2018
Asexuality: an orientation the South Caucasus has a particularly hard time with

Asexuality: an orientation the South Caucasus has a particularly hard time with

How do you explain to a person that you love them, but don’t ‘want’ them?

December 11, 2018