July 08, 2014 19:51

  • Ruslan Kutaev. Photo: Radio Marsho (RFE/RL), Kutaev's case: chronology and details

    Ruslan Kutaev (born in 1957, resident of Achkhoi-Martan village, Chechen Republic) is the President of the international public-political movement "Assembly of Caucasian Nations", head of the international committee on North Caucasus problems, member of the Supreme Political Council of the party ‘Alliance of Greens and Social Democrats’. Kutaev has been kept under arrest since February 20, 2014 on charges of illegal drug possession. On June 19, 2014, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" recognized Kutaev to be a political prisoner. On July 7 he was sentenced to four years of imprisonment in general regime colony.

    Society Politics

February 12, 2014 20:17

January 16, 2014 19:15

  • Olympic Rings, Sochi, 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.

    Price of Olympics Economics

December 30, 2013 10:44

December 20, 2013 19:10

  • 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’. 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.

    Society Price of Olympics

November 13, 2013 09:09

August 31, 2012 18:00

September 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.

    Society Society

September 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.


September 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.


September 22, 2003 22:06

  • Russian Council of Muftis

    The organization unites heads of Muslim spiritual boards around the country. This is done for coordination of their activities; a board remains entirely independent when its leader joins the Council.

    Society Society

September 22, 2003 22:02

  • Union of Russian Muslims

    Like other contemporary successful Muslim movements in Russia, the Union of Russian Muslims is quite moderate in its platform. Since its leader was arrested its activity has remarkably fell though.

    Society Society

September 22, 2003 21:58

September 22, 2003 21:54

  • Nur, Muslim movement

    Nur is a broad-based Muslim socio-political movement in Russia. Its moderate, but consistent platform allows it to enjoy increasing support of the Muslim public around the country.

    Society Society

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