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Demonstrating against Georgian Police violence and the Russian government

Irma and Lika came for the daily protests against the government that are taking place in Tbilisi at the moment. They said that they wanted the minister of the interior to resign. Georgi Gakharia had been responsible for the violent clamp down on demonstrators during the mass protests against the…

On personality cult and the role of a female museum guide in Grozny

Elmira is a guide at the Akhmad Kadyrov museum in Grozny. It is eulogising the first president of the modern Russian-backed Chechen Republic, around whom a personality cult has been built. After supporting separatism during the first Chechen war Akhmad Kadyrov switched sides, supporting Russia during the second with his…

Discrimination, Arbitrariness and Kidnapping: Homelessness in Belarus

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language: In Belarus gibt es keine Obdachlosen und keine Armut. So lautet zumindest die Staatsdoktrin der autoritären Regierung von Präsident Alexander Lukaschenko. Die Realität ist davon allerdings weit…