life in Caucasus

MoD officials visited martyrs’ families in Azerbaijan

MoD officials visited martyrs’ families in Azerbaijan

According to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, yesterday, on the International Solidarity Day of Azerbaijanis, and today, the employees of the department visited the families of martyrs who gave their lives for the protection of the territorial …

Armenia bans thin plastic bags

Armenia bans thin plastic bags

From today, it is impossible to buy plastic bags in Armenia, the density of which is less than 50 microns. Thus, only the thickest ones are allowed in the country. The sale of plastic bags at all trade objects and their use for the …

70,000 people left Armenia by air during previous year

70,000 people left Armenia by air during previous year

The Armenian international airport Zvartnots disclosed the statistics of passenger traffic for 11 months of 2021, indicating a high emigration from Armenia. The total number of passengers who flew to Zvartnots from January to November …

Zurabishvili pardons 14 inmates for New Year's Eve

Zurabishvili pardons 14 inmates for New Year's Eve

Georgia's president Salome Zurabishvili has issued pardons for 14 inmates, nine of which are set to be released on Friday, ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations. The convicted individuals received the pardons as has become a …

Humanitarian aid delivered to residents of Makhachkala

Humanitarian aid delivered to residents of Makhachkala

In Makhachkala, elderly citizens in difficulty received food and hygiene kits from workers of the Ministry of Youth of Dagestan, the press service of the department reports. According to Acting Minister Kamil Saidov, the aid was …

Armenia’s regulator seeks rise of electricity prices

Armenia’s regulator seeks rise of electricity prices

The price of electricity for the vast majority of Armenian households is very likely to grow by 4.7 drams per 1 kWh starting February 1, 2022, Armenia’s Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) revealed. At the same time the …

Pension increases for those above 70 in Georgia

Pension increases for those above 70 in Georgia

People under 70 years will receive an increased pension starting January 1, 2022 with monthly pensions increasing by 20 GEL TO 260 gel, while pensioners above 70 years will receive an increased pension with monthly pensions increasing by 50 GEL …

Erdogan promises to stabilize prices in six months

Erdogan promises to stabilize prices in six months

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the nation today at the opening of industrial facilities in Siirt province. The Turkish leader urged citizens to trust the authorities since Ankara's goal is to improve the life of the …

Water wars in Iran:  70 people arrested

Water wars in Iran: 70 people arrested

At least 67 people were detained during protests against water shortages in Iran's Isfahan, the Commander of the Special Units of Iran’s Police, Hassan Karami informed. According to him, the total number of protesters ranged …

Cat interrupts live political TV show in Georgia

Cat interrupts live political TV show in Georgia

A cat, named Kakutsa, interrupted a live political TV show in Georgia. The video, courtesy of TV Kavkasia, shows the moment the cat tried to steal the show as it suddenly jumped onto the desk in front of the anchor, David …

3.2 point earthquake hits Georgia

3.2 point earthquake hits Georgia

On the morning of November 14 at 10:23 am Tbilisi time, an earthquake struck in eastern Georgia. The strength of the tremors is estimated at 3.2 points, according to the website of the National Center for Seismic Monitoring. …

Azerbaijan marking Constitution Day

Azerbaijan marking Constitution Day

Today, on November 12, Azerbaijan is celebrating the Constitution Day. The Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, adopted in 1995, is the first constitution of independent Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, …

Saakashvili suffers memory lapses

Saakashvili suffers memory lapses

Mikheil Saakashvili's lawyer Nika Gvaramia informed about the ex-president’s of Georgia memory lapses amid his hunger strike. "Mikhail Saakashvili already feels very bad. One can see it definitely. He has communication …

Kazbek Kokov introduces QR-quarantine in Kabardino-Balkaria

Kazbek Kokov introduces QR-quarantine in Kabardino-Balkaria

In Kabardino-Balkaria, QR codes are being introduced for adult citizens to visit places of mass gathering. The corresponding decree was signed today by the head of the republic, Kazbek Kokov. The restrictions will take effect from …