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Protesters outside Stepanakert municipal offices, September 24. (Photo: Knar Babayan)
24 Oct 14
Facebook helps mobilise protest movement.
Business owners protest outside the government building in Yerevan, September 29. (Photo: Photolure agency).
24 Oct 14
Government backtracks on the timing of new tax rules after protests by small businesses.
Jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan gives an open-air concert in defence of the Afrikyan House on June 24. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
14 Jul 14
Campaign groups now find that politicians are interested in their causes.
Protests in Abkhazia have forced the president to step down. (Photo: Anaid Gogoryan)
10 Jun 14
As opposition considers whether to field one candidate or several, many Abkhaz are alarmed at the precedent set by ousting leaders, even unpopular ones.
Abkhazian president Alexander Ankvab (left) with Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, who was president when this photo was taken in 2011. (Photo: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)
IWPR Insight
6 Jun 14
Demonstrators are driven by complex motives and differing agendas, but this is not a repeat of the Kiev revolution.
Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili (left) on Tbilisi's Europe Square. (Photo: Georgian  president's website)
24 Apr 14
As interior minister claims opposition wants to copy Ukraine unrest, a pro-Moscow movement grows.
First Person
10 Apr 14
Economist Alex Ryabchyn argues that locals are afraid of the future but want to remain part of Ukraine.
Tofiq Yaqublu, deputy head of the Musavat party. (Photo: Aziz Karimov)
21 Mar 14
Ilgar Mammadov and Tofiq Yaqublu convicted of inciting a riot although they weren't in town when it happened.
18 Mar 14
Government insists new compulsory contributions will stay in force despite public anger.
Protests over a housing redevelopment scheme in Baku. (Photo:
14 Mar 14
They say the compensation on offer would not buy a replacement home anywhere in the capital.