Russian is now mandatory in all schools in Gali district.
Villagers in the Amaras valley vineyards pick grapes a few yards away from Azerbaijan’s military posts.
The apparent suicide led to an outpouring of homophobic hate speech in a country that ranks low on LGBTI rights.
Proposal would see soldiers allowed to make a hefty payment to the state so as to drastically reduce the time they serve.
Thousands apply for asylum in Europe on flimsy grounds; very few are accepted.
With little oversight, toxic disinformation and threats thrive on the encrypted platform.
The lack of official status and the fear of separatism have drastically eroded the use of Mingrelian and Svan.
Moscow views peacekeeping efforts as an attempt to oust it from its previous role as sole mediator in the conflict.
Since 2020, 45 former combatants from the Karabakh war have taken their life as ex-soldiers continue to struggle with trauma and socio-economic difficulties.
“When I put on my uniform for the first time, I felt so strong and proud.”