life in Caucasus

Pyatigorsk in top ten most "delicious" cities

Pyatigorsk is among the top ten tourist cities with the most delicious food,  the local administration reports. The survey leaders are Gagra, Sochi, Kazan, St. Petersburg, Sevastopol, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh and …

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Chechnya sets anti-record in life expectancy

Chechnya and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug became the leaders in the rating for the reduction in life expectancy in Russia. Rosstat clarifies that life expectancy at birth in 2020 decreased in all regions, except for Sevastopol. So, …

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Georgia's Central Election Commission head resigns

The head of Georgia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) Tamar Zhvania has resigned earlier today ‘to help the smooth implementation’ of the April 19 EU-mediated agreement.  Zhvania, who has held the post for …

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Azerbaijan introducing COVID-19 passports

The COVID-19 passports will be introduced in Azerbaijan, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan - Head of the Department for Economic Affairs and Policy of Innovative Development of the Presidential Administration Shahmar Movsumov said at a …

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Georgia to open land borders one year after closing

Georgia will open its land borders from June 1, Chief of the Operational Staff of the Interagency Coordination Council Giorgi Gibradze said. The decision was made by the Interdepartmental Council for the Prevention of Coronavirus …

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Curfew shortened in Georgia

The Georgian government has decided to shorten the curfew from between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. to between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Starting today curfew will begin at 11 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.  Restaurants and cafes will be able …

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Zugdidi mayor resigns ahead of municipal elections

Zugdidi Mayor Giorgi Shengelia has announced his resignation earlier today on his Facebook page ahead of this year’s municipal elections.  He wrote that he left the post because of the ‘current political …

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Georgia develops Covid passports

The Georgian government is developing green passports for those who have completed the full course of vaccination against coronavirus, the head of the Covid-19 Operational Headquarters of the Interdepartmental Coordination Council, Georgy …

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Tick season begins in Stavropol Territory

As of April 30, 311 people turned to medical institutions in the Stavropol Territory after tick bites. About half of the victims are children. The department of Rospotrebnadzor in the region noted that this figure is 1.8 times lower …

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Georgia reduces curfew

The restrictions on movement at night, which are in force in Georgia due to the coronavirus pandemic, in connection with the Easter service will begin at 23:00 and end at 04:00. At that moment, believers all over Georgia have already …

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Kadyrov declares his earnings in 2020

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, earned more than 381 mln rubles last year. This amount is 233 mln higher than his income in 2019. Information about this is posted on the official website of the head and government of the region. …

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Metered zonal parking to be introduced in Tbilisi

Two avenues and a number of streets in Tbilisi's Saburtalo district will become the latest areas of Georgia's capital city to adopt the metered zonal parking system starting next month, as the city hall moves to alleviate parking issues …

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Dagestan reduces shadow economy

According to the Ministry of Labor of Dagestan, the republic's authorities continue to work to reduce the shadow sector of the republican economy and achieve certain successes. Thus, according to open statistics, in 2020, more than …

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