ENGRUS
Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Chechnya’s strongman leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has come up with a social-media twist on a Soviet-style tradition – he’s given away an iPhone X for the best poem about Russian...
  Breakaway South Ossetia is jumping on board with a Russian crackdown against Jehovah’s Witnesses as an “extremist” organization, with one separatist official suggesting that followers of the US-based religious community act in Tbilisi’s...
Ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on September 10 found himself stuck in a train in Przemysl, Poland, some 45 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, after railway personnel decided that the Ukrainian-run train could not continue to Ukraine so...
Mikheil Saakashvili has long had a reputation for pulling off the unexpected, and, this time, he’s done it again, with a trip from the US to Poland shortly after having lost his Ukrainian citizenship, his only form of citizenship and the basis for...
It’s been a notable week for Azerbaijan’s efforts to control both foreign and Azerbaijani narratives about itself. Russian-Israeli-Ukrainian blogger Alexander Lapshin got a three-year prison sentence for traveling to Nagorno Karabakh -- the first...
Just over a month since the kidnapping of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli from Tbilisi, the Georgian government still has no official explanation for his disappearance from the Georgian capital and incarceration in an Azerbaijani jail. As yet...
It’s dated Gazprom and flirted with Iran, but, ultimately, when it comes to gas, Georgia has only one true love – its ambitious southern neighbor, Azerbaijan.     In the latest episode in one of the region’s longest-running...
Turkey’s campaign against schools reportedly linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen got a mega-boost late last week when the Georgian government opted to suspend the license of Batumi’s Refaiddin Şahin Friendship School, a private institution...
A real-estate development company in the South Caucasus state of Georgia, a close US ally, has announced plans to proceed with a long-stalled Trump-Tower project; a claim that, if realized, could raise further sticky questions about the dividing...
The elderly father of the Georgia-born, ISIS senior commander known as Omar al-Shishani (Omar the Chechen) says that he has no firsthand information about his son’s reported death in Syria after a March 4 US airstrike. “Nothing. I don’t know...