life in Caucasus

Kadyrov about media-hype around Chechnya

Head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that he was observing for a long time a ‘harmful tendency to protect the rights and freedoms of a certain circle of people’, emerging in the Russian and foreign human rights communities, he wrote …

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Tariffs for consumption of gas increased in Georgia

In Tbilisi the tariff for the consumption of natural gas will increase by 0.5 tetri and in the regions - by 11 tetri. More specifically, the tariff for consumption of 1 cubic meter in Tbilisi will be 46.153 tetri and in the regions …

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Russians become more patriotic

A solid majority of Russians - 89%, which is the highest on record - have no wish to leave their native country and move abroad, the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center said in a statement. According to the survey’s …

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Dollar defeated by lari in Georgia

Starting from today, the amendments to the laws ‘On the National Bank of Georgia’ and ‘On Advertising’ have entered into force, according to which the entrepreneurs are obliged to indicate prices in the national currency - …

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Russians support state control of food prices

Vast majority of Russians believe that only the state should establish and regulate food prices, annual issue of "Russian Monitoring of Economic Situation and Population Health", conducted by the Higher School of Economics, says. …

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Capital of Chechnya is safest city in Russia

Grozny tops the rating of safest Russian cities. The poll respondents rated how much they agree with the statement "I live in a safe area and do not afraid to go home at night," according to a 10-point scale. The local residents called …

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Snakes’ attack in Armenia

Today, four snakes attacked Armenian citizens: three blunt-nosed vipers and one dice snake, the Ministry of Emergency …

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 Leyla Aliyeva meets orphanage children in Baku

Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva met with children of the orphanage #2 in Baku. During a lunch conversation with the children, Leyla Aliyeva talked about the successful completion of the …

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Kazakh security forces to receive higher salary

In Kazakhstan, the official salaries for the servicemen of the Ministry of Defense, National Security Committee, National Guard and State Security Service will be raised, starting from July 1,  President Nursultan Nazarbayev said. …

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Rally for worker rights in Tbilisi

A large-scale May Day march is held in Tbilisi. The participants of the rally demand to improve the working conditions and labor code of Georgia. The representatives of trade unions, students' association ‘Auditorium 115’ and the …

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Almost 100 thousand people leave Georgia in 2016

According to the National Statistical Service, 3 million 718.2 thousand people live in Georgia, as of January 1, 2017, which is  0.1% less than a year earlier. "The decline in the number of people was affected by the …

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Mercedes Benz named most popular car in Georgia

Georgia's Interior Ministry has published the list of most popular cars in the country. According to the published data, Mercedes Benz was the most popular car in 2016. In total, 1.2 million cars were registered in Georgia …

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