scandals in the Caucasus

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British radio host catches Yerevan lying on Karabakh

In a new episode of the BBC's news programme HARDtalk, its host Stephen Sackur caught Armenia’s foreign minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan lying, when he spoke about Armenia's approaches to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In …

Tbilisi court freezes 60% of Rustavi 2 TV shares

Tbilisi City Court has ruled that 60% of shares of TV channel Rustavi 2 be frozen after two founders of the channel filed a lawsuit against current owner Kibal Khalvashi last week. Khalvashi, who stated his shares …

Kocharyan put back behind bars

Armenia's former President Robert Kocharyan, who has been at Izmirlian Medical Center in Yerevan for about a week, was discharged from hospital today and transferred back to the Yerevan-Kentron Penitentiary, Executive …

Azerbaijani Embassy in Russia responds to Konstantin Zatulin

Vestnik Kavkaz saw a statement from the Azerbaijani Embassy in Russia, in which Azerbaijani diplomats respond to the reaction of State Duma deputy Konstantin Zatulin in connection with the protest note received by the Russian Ministry of Foreign …

Akhavnadzor residents stage “grape protests”

The Yerevan-Meghri highway in the Vayots Dzor region of Armenia was blocked today by residents of the village of Akhavnadzor - they are protesting against low purchase prices for grapes. In total, up to 150 villagers took part in the protest. …

Saakashvili plans to restore Georgia's statehood

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that he plans to return to Georgia to "restore its statehood." "I am going to arrive in Georgia in the coming months, It is not a secret. I feel …

Why Muslim cemeteries are being destroyed in Armenia?

This week a scandalous video was published on the web, in which journalist Narine Kirakosyan demonstrates ruins of Muslim cemetery in the Ararat region of Armenia. Kirakosyan came to this area to shoot a report on the Wildlife and Cultural …

Pashinyan to be prosecuted for extremism?

President of the Healthy Community NGO Marina Khachatryan has filed an application to the Armenian police in regard to the statements by the republic's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. …