- South Ossetia Repatriates Body Of Georgian Man
Authorities in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia have repatriated the body of a Georgian man who died while in the custody of separatist officials.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:07:58 +0000.
- Armenian Outgoing President Says May Become PM
Armenia's outgoing President Serzh Sarksyan said on Monday he may be nominated for prime minister - an increasingly powerful position - following the election of his ally as president this month. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:10:00 -0400.
- Makhachkala Journal: A Wrestling Culture That Helps Keep Boys Away From Fighting
Men from Dagestan in southern Russia have long wrestled in bouts between mountain villages. Today, the region embraces the sport as an alternative to Islamist terrorism.
Photographs and Text By Sergey Ponomarev. New York Times. Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:50:50 GMT.
- Tourists are flung from speeding Georgian ski lift
A malfunctioning ski lift in Georgia -operating at twice its normal speed - ended up throwing terrified skiers off as it reached the bottom of a mountain at the Caucasus resort of Gudauri.
Daily Mail. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:05:45 +0000.
- Railroad Project to Connect Iran With Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan
The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Iran held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Baku to discuss regional cooperation. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:00:16 -0400.
- At least 3 killed in Russian helicopter crash in Chechnya
Authorities in Russia's province of Chechnya say that at least three people have died in a helicopter crash in the North Caucasus mountains.
Fox News. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:16:32 GMT.
- Telia sells Azercell stake in gradual exit from Eurasia
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nordic telecom group Telia on Monday said it had sold its stake in Azerbaijan mobile operator Azercell, which it co-owns with Turkcell, part of a shift to focus on its main markets in Nordic and Baltic countries.
Reuters. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 06:15:34 -0500.
- Azerbaijan fire: 24 killed at drug rehab centre in Baku
The fire in a ward for bedridden patients was caused by an electrical fault, officials say.
BBC News. Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:46:28 GMT.
- Drug rehab centre in Azerbaijan catches fire, killing at least 25
Authorities in Azerbaijan say at least 25 people have been killed in a fire at a residential drug treatment centre in the capital.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Fri, 2 Mar 2018 04:19:24 EST.
- Aiming Big: Georgia's MyWay Airlines Plans Intercontinental Hub In Tbilisi
The commercial director of MyWay Airlines, a start-up carrier based in Tbilisi, Georgia, outlines his plans for a new transit hub in the middle of the Caucasus.
By Martin Rivers, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 1 Mar 2018 14:21:00 -0500.
The Caucasus States consist of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
They are located in the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black Sea to
the west and the Caspian Sea to the east. The Caucasus region
includes adjoining areas of the Russian Federation as well.
For official news and information about the nations of the Caucasus,
visit the government websites highlighted below.
The Republic of Armenia's capital city is Yerevan, and its currency is
the Dram. Armenian is the principal language of Armenia, and the
nation's estimated population in 2007 was 2,972,000.
The Azerbaijan Republic's
capital city is Baku, and its currency is the Manat. Azerbaijan's
primary language is Azeri, and in 2007, its estimated population was
Georgia's capital city
is Tbilisi, and its currency is the Lari.
Georgian and Russian are the primary languages used in Georgia, and the
country's estimated population in 2007 was 4,646,000.