Criminal in Caucasus

Georgia's President pardons 226 prisoners

Georgia's President Giorgi Margvelashvili has pardoned 226 inmates; one of them had been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. Out of the 226 prisoners 141 will leave penitentiary institutions today, …

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Shooting incident in Batumi, two wounded

Two men were wounded in a shooting near the office of the Real Palace construction company in Batumi, the First OVG Channel reports. According to eyewitnesses, two founders of the company - Jumber Zoidze and …

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Man wounded in Yerevan shooting dies

Shots were fired yesterday evening in Armenia's Yerevan. Samvel Avagyan, 48, sustained gunshot wounds and was hospitalized, but died early morning. Avagyan was sitting in his house yard when unidentified men had approached …

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Bomb alert at Yerevan's Republic Square

Armenia's Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations received an anonymous call, claiming that bombs were installed at Republic Square in Yerevan, the press service of the service said. Rescuers were dispatched to …

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 Woman found dead in Yerevan water canal

A dead body of a young woman was found today inside a water canal running along a street in the Armenian city of Yerevan The Operative Management Center of the Rescue Service of the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations received a …

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 New details of Yerevan hostage incident

New details have been ascertained into the hostage-taking at a billiard bar in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan. Eyewitnesses said that the man who attacked had put the knife on the young woman’s neck and threatened to kill …

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Police officers attacked in Russia’s Dagestan

A police officer and two assailants were killed during a shootout in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, a local law enforcement source said. The incident took place in the city of Kaspiysk on the Caspian Sea’s western coast, …

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Parliament member murdered in Chechnya

A member of Chechnya’s parliament was killed in Chechnya, a criminal case was initiated, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee said. "The Chechen Region investigative agency of the Russian Investigative …

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Russia's police to probe into Rostov-on-Don fire

Russia's police will probe into the fire which broke out on Monday in the center of the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, the press service of the Interior Ministry’s regional department said in a statement. "An …

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Smuggler from Georgia detained in Domodedovo

Citizen of Georgia who was trying to smuggle a large amount of currency into Russia was detained by employees of Domodedovo airport. It is reported that 34-year-old man who arrived to Moscow from Batumi followed through …

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Gunman attacks people at funeral ceremony in Armenia

An unidentified man entered a funeral ceremony hall near the cemetery of Shamiram village of Armenia’s Aragatsotn Province, and shot the ceremony's participants. According to preliminary information, there are three killed and …

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