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Apr 22 2014, 09:10

Moscow MIA: native of Northern Caucasus opens fire in metro on four Belarusians

At night of April 22, in a Moscow metro train, a native of Northern Caucasus opened fire from a traumatic pistol on four citizens of Belarus. This was reported by the press service of the Chief Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for Moscow. As a result of the incident, one of the Belarusian citizens was heavily wounded in his head.

Chechnya, North-Caucasian Federal District, Russia &gt; Crime, Incidents, Society

Police in metro. Photo by the press service of the Chief Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for Moscow, http://petrovka38.ru/
Apr 22 2014, 09:55; CK correspondent

Grozny residents are forced to go to subbotniks to clean city on eve of May Day celebrations

On the eve of May holidays, the authorities of the Chechen capital organized weekly Saturday works (subbotniks) to clean the city streets of garbage. Local entrepreneurs complain that the responsibilities of public utilities were shifted to their shoulders, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

Chechnya, North-Caucasian Federal District &gt; Society

Saturday works (subbotnik) in Grozny, April 2014. Photo by the press service of the city administration of Grozny, http://www.grozmer.ru/news/1769-subotnik.html
Apr 22 2014, 07:38

MfE: earthquake in Northern Caucasus was felt in KBR and North Ossetia

In Northern Caucasus, the earthquake was felt in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) and North Ossetia. This was reported by the Departments for the KBR and North Ossetia of the Ministries for Emergencies (MfE).

Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Caucasus, North Ossetia - Alania, North-Caucasian Federal District &gt; Incidents, Nature And Ecology, Society

Kabardino-Balkaria, the town of Terek of the Tersk District. Photo by the press service of the Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs of KBR, http://mtsrkbr.org.ru/passport-kcsonter.html#!prettyPhoto[1]/0/
Apr 21 2014, 22:26; CK correspondent

Armenians left Kesab to escape from Syrian government troops, oppositionists assert

The blame for the conflict in Syria is on the country's government; and the Syrian Free Army fights against both Bashar Assad's troops and radicals, while the population Kesab left their homes, fearing bombings of Syrian aviation. This was stated by the participants of the roundtable "Syria's Road Map in Transition Period" held on April 17 in Moscow.

Armenia, Russia, South Caucasus &gt; Conflicts, Politics

Armenians from Kesab in Latakia. Syria, March 26, 2014. Photo: Tevan J. Poghosyan, Edmon Marukyan, Arman Sahakyan, Levon Martirosyan, Naira Karapetyan, Farmanyan Samvel, https://www.facebook.com/tevan.poghosyan
Apr 21 2014, 10:51; CK correspondent

Resident of Volgograd Region, accused of setting fire to drilling rigs near Khopyor River, rams the gate of geologists' base

On April 20, Mikhail Boyarischev, a resident of the Volgograd Region, the defendant in the case of arson of drilling rigs in the Novokhopyorsk District of the Voronezh Region, drove his car into the gate of the geologists' camp located in the Sorokin Field.

Russia, South Federal District, Volgograd region &gt; Crime, Economics, Incidents, Nature And Ecology, Society

The gate of the geologists' camp located in the Sorokin Field. Voronezh Region, April 20, 2014. Photo: the movement "In Defence of Khopyor", © 2014 Save Khoper!, http://savekhoper.ru/
Apr 21 2014, 19:20; CK correspondent

Circassian Youth Forum in Nalchik brings together about 100 participants from Russia and abroad

On Monday, April 21, in Nalchik, the Kabardino-Balkaria State University (KBSU) hosted the Circassian Youth Forum, which was attended by about a hundred participants, 47 of them from foreign Diasporas – from Syria, Jordan, Israel, the USA, Turkey and the UAE.

Abkhazia, Adygeia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachaevo-Cherkesia, Russia, South Caucasus &gt; Politics, Society

Participants of the Circassian Youth Forum. Nalchik, April 21, 2014. Photo by Luiza Orazaeva for the "Caucasian Knot"
Apr 21 2014, 02:40; CK correspondent

Parents of accused "Nida" activists go on hunger strike and claim political motives of criminal case against their sons

Parents of the activists of the movement "Nida", accused of organizing riots, believe the young people are innocent and they are being prosecuted for political reasons. The defendants themselves continue their hunger strike in the Baku SIZO (pre-trial prison) No. 1 in the village of Kyurdakhany.

Azerbaijan, South Caucasus &gt; Crime, Human rights, Politics, Society

Sakina Gurbanova, the mother of Zaur Gurbanly, during the hunger strike in the headquarters of the party "Musavat". Baku, April 20, 2014. Photo Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot"
Apr 21 2014, 10:24; CK correspondent

Life of policeman wounded in Dagestan is out of danger, MIA source reports

On Monday, a staff member of the Makhachkala police was wounded as a result of the attack committed by unidentified persons. His life is out of danger, and his state is estimated by doctors as of moderate severity. This was reported by an official from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for Dagestan.

Dagestan, North-Caucasian Federal District &gt; Conflicts, Crime, Society

Ambulance car. Photo by the Ministry for Emergencies, http://www.mchs.gov.ru/
Apr 21 2014, 03:40; CK correspondents

North Caucasus marked Easter without accidents

On April 20, Christians celebrated the major religious holiday Easter or Resurrection of the Lord. Easter services were held in the North-Caucasian republics.

Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Karachaevo-Cherkesia, North Ossetia - Alania, North-Caucasian Federal District, Stavropol region &gt; Society

Easter vigil in the Saint George Cathedral in Vladikavkaz. April 19, 2014. Photo by Emma Marzoeva for the "Caucasian Knot"
Apr 21 2014, 19:29

MP Omarov dies when driving a motorcycle, press service of Dagestani Parliament reports

Chupalav Omarov, a Deputy of the National Assembly of Dagestan and a member of the Committee on Industry, Transport and Communications, was lost in a road accident while driving a motorcycle.

Dagestan, North-Caucasian Federal District &gt; Incidents, Politics

Apr 20 2014, 12:25; CK correspondent

Picket of defrauded investors held in Krasnodar

On April 19, the city of Krasnodar hosted a picket of defrauded investors of the construction company "Rodina" (Homeland), which was coordinated with the city authorities. The action was attended by over 100 people, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

Krasnodar region, South Federal District &gt; Crime, Economics, Society

A picket of defrauded investors of the construction company "Rodina" (Homeland). Krasnodar, April 19, 2014. Photo by ANton Polyakov
Apr 20 2014, 13:26; CK correspondent

In Azerbaijan, journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov is suspected of treason

On April 19, upon the arrival in Baku, Azerbaijani journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, who was expelled from Turkey, was imprisoned in the SIZO (pre-trial prison) of the Ministry of National Security (MNS) of Azerbaijan. According to advocate Fuad Agaev, journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov is suspected of treason.

Azerbaijan, South Caucasus &gt; Crime, Human rights, Politics, Society

Apr 20 2014, 19:34; CK correspondent

Sochi administration claims conducting no works to install monument to Afghan war veterans in Komsomolsky Park

In Sochi, no construction works are conducted to install the monument to Afghan war veterans in the lawn of the Komsomolsky Park. This was reported by the city administration in response to the inquiry of Lyudmila Shestak, a deputy of the City Council.

Krasnodar region, South Federal District &gt; Culture, Human rights, Nature And Ecology, Politics, Society

Installation of the monument to Afghan war veterans in the lawn of the Komsomolsky Park. April 14, 2014. Photo by Svetlana Kravchenko for the "Caucasian Knot"
Apr 19 2014, 20:44; CK correspondent

Journalist Mirkadyrov deported from Turkey disappears in the process

The Azeri journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, deported from Turkey and placed to the flight Ankara-Baku, disappeared in the capital of Azerbaijan. Prior to leaving Ankara, Mirkadyrov managed to report that he was deported under the request of the authorities of Azerbaijan, and he could be arrested in Baku.

Azerbaijan, South Caucasus &gt; Human rights, Incidents, Society

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