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2 Aug 07 Caucasus Reporting Service 404

Georgia Angered by UN Abkhaz Report
A report critical of “provocative” Georgian camp upsets Tbilisi – but is welcomed in Abkhazia.
By Mikhail Vignansky in Tbilisi and Inal Khasig in Sukhum (CRS No. 404 02-Aug-07)
Georgian “Patriots” Camp Sparks Controversy
Inside Georgia’s youth camp on the de facto border with Abkhazia.
By Nino Narimanishvili in Ganmukhuri (CRS No. 404 02-Aug-07)
Abductions Inflame Ingush-Ossetian Relations
Disappearance of two Ingush men spawns multiple theories and recriminations. By Madina Sageyeva in Vladikavkaz (CRS No. 404 02-Aug-07)
Nakhichevan – Another Azerbaijan
Life is poor in Azerbaijan’s exclave province, where the authorities keep everything tightly under control.By Sabuhi Mammadli in Nakhichevan (CRS No. 404 02-Aug-07)

Karabakh Stages First “Genuine” Leadership Contest
Unrecognised territory holds election in defiance of international criticism. By Dmitry Avaliani, Karine Ohanian and Akhra Smyr in Nagorny Karabakh (CRS No. 403 25-Jul-07)
An Ossetian Island in Eastern Georgia
A small Ossetian community belonging to diverse faiths has survived the tribulations of ethnic conflict. By Natia Kuprashvili in Kitaani (CRS No. 403 25-Jul-07)
North Caucasus Women Ply Secret Trade
Cash-strapped young women reveal how they go abroad to earn money fleecing men at nightclubs. By Marina Marshenkulova in Nalchik (CRS No. 403 25-Jul-07)

25 Jul 07 Caucasus Reporting Service 403

Karabakh Stages First “Genuine” Leadership Contest
Unrecognised territory holds election in defiance of international criticism.
By Dmitry Avaliani, Karine Ohanian and Akhra Smyr in Nagorny Karabakh (CRS No. 403 25-Jul-07)
An Ossetian Island in Eastern Georgia
A small Ossetian community belonging to diverse faiths has survived the tribulations of ethnic conflict. By Natia Kuprashvili in Kitaani (CRS No. 403 25-Jul-07)
North Caucasus Women Ply Secret Trade
Cash-strapped young women reveal how they go abroad to earn money fleecing men at nightclubs. By Marina Marshenkulova in Nalchik (CRS No. 403 25-Jul-07)

Karabakh Diaries
Two States in One
An Abkhaz journalist on the elusive statehood of Nagorny Karabakh. By Akhra Smyr (CRS No. 403 25-Jul-07)
In the Ruins of Shusha
A ruined town in Karabakh makes a Georgian reporter reflect on this conflict and his own. By Dmitry Avaliani (CRS No. 403 25-Jul-07)
I Did Not Vote Twice
A Karabakhi journalist and her look-alike sister cause a stir a Stepanakert polling station.
By Lusine Musaelian (CRS No. 403 25-Jul-07)
Photo Essay
Images of Karabakh July 2007
On July 19, 2007, the unrecognised republic of Nagorny Karabakh held presidential elections. The poll was condemned by the outside world but went ahead with unusual excitement in this small region. Photos by photojournalist Anahit Hairapetian.
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