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Removed Astrakhan Mayor Stolyarov refuses to plead guilt of bribe-taking

On April 18, the Kirov District Court of Astrakhan began considering the criminal case against the removed City Mayor Mikhail Stolyarov, accused of taking a bribe. The court listened to the prosecution, while the defendant has refused to plead guilty.

Astrakhan region, South Federal District > Crime, Politics, Society

Apr 18 2014, 03:02; CK correspondent

In Baku, one more crew member of Astrakhan bulk-carrier "Vatan-1" is hospitalized

One more crew member of the Astrakhan bulk-carrier "Vatan-1", which was detained in the port of Baku for debts, has been hospitalized. For the third day, the crew of the vessel is on the ship without fuel, heat and electricity.

Astrakhan region, Azerbaijan, South Caucasus, South Federal District > Human rights, Society

Crew of bulk-carrier ’Vatan-1’ at the port of Baku, March 18, 2014. Photo is provided by crew members
Apr 13 2014, 14:35; CK correspondent

Investigators to check legality of stopping the case against director of Astrakhan boarding house

According to Vladimir Markin, the spokesman of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF), investigators will check the legality of termination of the criminal case of abuse of office against Valentina Urazalieva, the former director of the Raznochinovsky boarding house.

Astrakhan region, South Federal District > Crime, Human rights, Society

Letter of Andrey Slyusarev, the spokesman of the Grave Crimes Investigation Department of the Investigating Department for the Astrakhan Region of the ICRF, sent to the mother of the the victim. Photo by Yelena Grebenyuk for the "Caucasian Knot"
Apr 03 2014, 14:44

ICRF: baby dies in Astrakhan Region because doctor failed to come

A baby died in the village of Fyodorovka, Enotaevka District of the Astrakhan Region, after the district doctor failed to come to the young patient, referring to being too busy, and refused to sanction an urgent hospitalization of the baby.

Astrakhan region, South Federal District > Incidents, Society

Emergency ambulance. Photo: Zimin Vas http://commons.wikimedia.org
Mar 31 2014, 09:00

Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of March 24-30

Geneva Debates on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia; skirmishes in Karabakh conflict zone and meeting of Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Hague; announcement of court verdict in resonant case on scuffle near "Harsnaqar" Restaurant, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of March 24-30, 2014, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

Abkhazia, Armenia, Astrakhan region, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Nagorny Karabakh, North-Caucasian Federal District, Rostov region, Russia, South Caucasus, South Federal District, South Ossetia, Stavropol region > Conflicts, Crime, Economics, Incidents, Politics, Society

Mar 27 2014, 10:48; CK correspondent

After fire, 43 persons appeal to Astrakhan authorities for help

Officials from the Astrakhan administration continue accepting appeals from victims affected by the fire that occurred on March 25. At present, it is known that 14 families consisting of 43 persons lost their housing.

Astrakhan region, South Federal District > Economics, Incidents, Politics, Society

Evacuated residents in the Chekhova street blocked during the fire. Astrakhan, March 25, 2014. Photo by Yelena Grebenyuk for the "Caucasian Knot"
Mar 24 2014, 09:00

Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of March 17-23

Hurricane causing numerous accidents in Southern Russia; scandal in Georgia with inquiry materials on the death of Zurab Zhvaniya posted on the Internet, which do not exclude his murder; completion of inquiry into the case of former Astrakhan Mayor Mikhail Stolyarov, accused of bribe-taking; appointment of parliamentary elections in South Ossetia; sentences in Volgograd in cases of explosion in "Bellagio" Café, and of riots in Ismailly; confirmation by North-Caucasian militants of death of Doku Umarov, leader of "Imarat Kavkaz", – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of March 17-23, 2014, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

Astrakhan region, Azerbaijan, Chechnya, Dagestan, Georgia, Ingushetia, Kalmykia, Krasnodar region, North Caucasus, North Ossetia - Alania, North-Caucasian Federal District, South Caucasus, South Federal District, South Ossetia, Stavropol region, Volgograd region > Conflicts, Crime, Economics, Human rights, Incidents, Nature And Ecology, Politics, Society

Mar 10 2014, 09:00

Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of March 3-9

Start of Winter Paralympics in Sochi; rallies in Southern Russia in support of citizens of Ukraine and rallies in the countries of Southern Caucasus against the actions of the Russian authorities; mass poisoning of residents of the village near Baku with household gas; cancellation of the investigators' decision to close the case against the deputy in the Stavropol Territory who knocked down a pedestrian; another decision of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation to revoke the license of a Dagestani bank, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of March 3-9, 2014, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

Adygeia, Armenia, Astrakhan region, Azerbaijan, Dagestan, Georgia, Krasnodar region, North-Caucasian Federal District, Russia, South Caucasus, South Federal District, Stavropol region, Volgograd region > Crime, Economics, Incidents, Politics, Price of Olympics, Society

Mar 07 2014, 07:34; CK correspondent

Case on soldier's death in Astrakhan Region sent to reconsideration

On March 5, at the court session at the Military Court of the Znamensky Garrison of the Astrakhan Region, the military prosecutor's office moved a petition to cancel the investigator's decision to stop the criminal case on the death of Private Vadim Mambetov; the case was sent for retrial.

Astrakhan region, South Federal District > Human rights, Society

Feb 25 2014, 10:42; CK correspondent

Astrakhan: three houses in Porokhovaya Street found dilapidated

In the city of Astrakhan, the apartment buildings Nos. 16, 16G and 18 in Porokhovaya Street, inhabited by more than 170 families, have been found to be in emergency condition and subject to demolition, said the Vice-Mayor Gennady Didenko. The tenants, who fought for resettlement for two years, should move into new flats until December 31, 2015.

Astrakhan region, South Federal District > Society

The apartment building No. 16G in Porokhovaya Street. Astrakhan, February 2014. Photo by Yelena Grebenyuk for the "Caucasian Knot"

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