Russian is now mandatory in all schools in Gali district.
As well as buoying public spirits, humour has become a key element of the information war.
The incumbent has promised change, but prospects for a more democratic system are not promising.
Sentences for robbery have already been handed done; many more are expected.
Legal changes called for to help meet the challenge of a flood of new incidents.
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Activists fight traditions that exclude female worshippers from communal prayers.
The war confounds young people’s efforts to revitalise Ukraine’s embattled east and counter Russian propaganda.