On 20 January 2019, a monument dedicated to the Nagorno Karabakh war veteran Mikhail Avagyan was inaugurated in Bughashen, in southern Georgia. Avagyan fought on the Armenian side and was killed a few months before the conflict ended in 1994, was a native of Bughashen, which lies in the mainlyContinue Reading

The second week of January saw the detention and subsequent deportation of Russian scientist Dmitri Chulkov by Azeri authorities. The incident occurred on 05 January 2018, when Chulkov set off on a hike near the nature preserve surrounding lake Göygöl in western Azerbaijan . According to military police who detainedContinue Reading

On 13 January, a group of religious leaders and Shia community members organised a pro-Iran protest in the midst of the ongoing internal unrest in Iran. The protesters, mainly men, chanted pro-Iran slogans and expressed their support for the theocratic government in Tehran. One protester expressed “Khamenei is not onlyContinue Reading

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has welcomed Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev to Sochi this Friday, 21 July 2017. The two met for bilateral talks for the first time since last August, when the two also met their Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. Among the issues the two will discuss is the status onContinue Reading