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Sochi Olympics: environmental problems

The "Caucasian Knot" has compiled a set of most serious environmental problems associated with the Olympic Games in Sochi. The below chronology is based on the materials of the "Caucasian Knot" correspondents for the period from 2006 to 2013.

Krasnodar region, North Caucasus, Russia, South Federal District > Economics, Nature And Ecology, Price of Olympics, Society

Jan 16 2014, 19:15

Olympic Games in Sochi: Contacts for the Media

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the city of Sochi are more and more often an object of attention of Russian and foreign mass media. Journalists try to get information about what happens in the city not only from official sources, but also from civil society activists. In order to help our Russian and foreign colleagues, the editorial board of the "Caucasian Knot" hereby presents a brief directory with contact data of independent Sochi activists, lawyers, ecologists and politicians, who are ready to communicate with media people. The directory also provides contacts of the city and territorial officials and power bodies.

Krasnodar region, South Federal District > Economics, Price of Olympics

Olympic Rings, Sochi, http://www.sochi2014.com/
Dec 30 2013, 10:44

Terror acts committed by suicide bombers in the territory of the Russian Federation

According to calculations made by the "Caucasian Knot", starting from 2000, the territory of Russia saw 81 terror acts, involving 123 suicide bombers with at least 52 female suicide bombers among them. The terror acts killed 1216 persons and wounded more than 3260 persons.

Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachaevo-Cherkesia, North Caucasus, North Ossetia - Alania, North-Caucasian Federal District, Russia, South Federal District, Volgograd region > Conflicts, Society, Terror acts in Moscow and Caucasus

At the place of double explosion at police post 'Alyaska-30', Makhachkala, May 3, 2012. Photo: riadagestan.ru
Dec 20 2013, 19:10

Persecutions of civil society activists in Krasnodar and Sochi

In 2013, in the Krasnodar Territory, a broad range of civil and political activists were persecuted by local authorities. The pretexts were the campaign launched by the authorities to tighten control over non-profit organizations (NPOs) and the growing social tension related to the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi. The "Caucasian Knot" has compiled the most notable cases of pressure on activists in Krasnodar and Sochi.

Krasnodar region, North Caucasus, Russia, South Federal District > Crime, Human rights, Nature And Ecology, Politics, Price of Olympics, Society

Banner at the rally in support of the arrested activists of "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus" Evgeny Vitishko and Suren Gazaryan. March 17, 2012. Photo by Svetlana Kravchenko for the ‘Caucasian Knot’.
Aug 31 2012, 18:00

During 12 years, 46 female suicide bombers committed 26 terror acts in Russia

During the last twelve years, in the territory of Russia, 46 female suicide bombers committed 26 terror acts (some terror acts involved several women at the same time).

Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, North Caucasus, North Ossetia - Alania, North-Caucasian Federal District, Russia > Conflicts, Crime, Incidents, Terror acts in Moscow and Caucasus

Sep 22 2003, 22:18

Muslim ethic

This is a set of rules and morals that guide Muslims in their everyday life. Like a lot in the Muslim world, the Muslim ethic is primarily based on the Koran and Sunnah.

Russia > Society, Society

Sep 22 2003, 22:14

Muslim holidays

These are holidays traditionally celebrated by Muslims. The most important of them are common to the entire Muslim world.

Russia > Society

Sep 22 2003, 22:11

Muslim rituals

Muslim rituals reflect Muslim beliefs and serve as a basis for the Islamic cult. The most important of them are common to the entire Muslim world.

Russia > Society

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