Explainers

No problems with money

Russia doubles its funding to Abkhazia in 2016 – but, at the same time, kind of not doubles it

Dangerous people

Pressure and persecution of Meydan TV reporters becomes commonplace

Shadowy resorts

The tourist season in Abkhazia was super-successful, and still it's unlikely that the local budget has raised its funds

Surviving with diabetes in Azerbaijan

Being a diabetic is a life and death race in Azerbaijan, and, the state diabetes management policies being as they are, death has had a head start

No problems with money

Russia doubles its funding to Abkhazia in 2016 – but, at the same time, kind of not doubles it

The end is near for the Soviets

A street named Sovetskaya (meaning ‘Soviet’ in English) is about to perish in the centre of Baku. And it’s also a bit scary, as its residents and historic monuments will be ‘perishing’ too

Flood

Abkhazian resort Gagra recovers after a sudden flood

Justice abused in Azerbaijan

Defendants are put in a caged dock for the duration of their case hearings, their advocates’ appeals and motions go unheeded by judge, journalists are not allowed to attend and monitor trials

Houses on the dump

Seven families in Tskhinval will have to part with their land plots, granted to them by the municipal authorities five years ago

Everybody free In Abkhazia!

Abkhaz government has approved a procedure allowing convicted criminals’ early release from prison due to illness