June 25, 2016 22:16

  • Linguist states methodology violation in examining Brinikh's case

    When examining the article by Valery Brinikh "The Silence of the Lambs", the expert of the forensic centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) made gross methodology mistakes in examining the article for extremist statements, Elizaveta Tolstunova, a linguist from Nizhni Novgorod, has stated at the Maikop City Court.

June 25, 2016 10:44

  • Chechen families settled in village built in a hurry

    Members of 17 families from the village of Tsa-Vedeno, who lost their homes as a result of a landslide, are settled in the new houses, built during less than two weeks. Employees of the construction sector interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" express their concern that the accelerated pace of the construction of the houses may have a negative impact on their quality.

June 25, 2016 00:23

  • HRC chairman treats searches at "Union of Don Women" as unjustified

    Members of the Presidential Council on Human Rights (HRC) have expressed their concern about a search conducted in the office of the non-commercial organization "Union of Don Women". The human rights defenders treat the above search as an attempt to put into question the implementation of the Minsk agreements. This was stated by Mikhail Fedotov, the chairman of the HRC.

June 24, 2016 22:22

  • Claimant in case of kidnapping resident of Ingushetia dissatisfied with ECtHR's decision

    Ibragim Tsechoev, the claimant in the case "Tsechoev vs. Russia", is dissatisfied with the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), despite the fact that the court had sided with him. He believes that the court had disregarded his version, set out in the complaint, of the kidnapping in 2012 of his brother Abu-Bakar Tsechoev, a resident of Ingushetia.

June 24, 2016 21:33

  • Pope Francis reaffirms Armenian Genocide

    Pope Francis, who has begun his visit to Armenia today, has reaffirmed his attitude to massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915, treating them again as genocide.

June 24, 2016 13:43

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June 24, 2016 03:28

  • In Vanadzor, activists start to collect signatures in support of Zhirair Sefilyan

    On June 23, in Vanadzor, supporters of Zhirair Sefilyan, the leader of the movement "100 years without regime", a member of the Front of National Salvation "New Armenia", held an action in his support. They have called the activist's arrest as unfounded and started collecting signatures in support of the oppositionist, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

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Firearm incidents and victims in Northern Caucasus

Infographics. The statistics of the number of victims in the North Caucasian Federal District regions for the period of 6 years.

Infographics. The statistics of the number of victims in the North Caucasian Federal District regions for the period of 6 years

Over the past six years, from 2010 to early 2016, the number of victims of the armed conflict in the North Caucasus has decreased significantly. A stable tendency for reduction of the number of people killed and injured in the regions of the North Caucasian Federal District is shown in the infographics below, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot" and based on its own data and open sources information. By clicking each figure, you can see distribution of casualties in the center of the circle, divided by categories such as security forces, militants, and civilians.

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Infographics. Statistics of victims

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