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The Caucasus Digest

Release Date: 07/13/2022

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In this week’s episode of the Caucasus Digest, Anna Edgar talks to Luiza Mchedlishvili about the anti-war protests that have taken place in the North Caucasus throughout the past week, and Tata Shoshiashvili talks about the arrival of thousands of Russians after the partial-mobilisation announcement. Read More: Become a supporter at , or on .

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In the second edition of the Caucasus Digest, OC Media’s Editor in Chief, Robin Fabbro, talks to Ani Avetisyan about Gagik Tsarukyan's proposal to build a massive statue of Christ on Mount Hatis.

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Shota Kincha talks about the departure of several figures from the ruling Georgian Dream party.

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And Ismi Aghayev talks about the transparency of Azerbaijan's justice system, and how courts block journalists from attending certain court hearings.

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