"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
The hammering of coppersmiths is the first thing you hear as you arrive in Lahic. This little village of the Ismailly Rayon, one of the 59 districts
The land of Azerbaijan is rich in wonders, among them the soothing oils of Naftalan. Its benefits can be enjoyed at resorts around the city and
Our crew discovered one of the most cosy and unusual ways of staying in good shape – the naftalan oil hot baths. Unfortunately I could not try it
The Azeri village of Nij is home to descendants of people who lived long ago in Caucasian Albania. The Udis are one of the most ancient peoples of
When we arrived at Nij the first thing which caught my attention was the wonderfully-braided fences made out of local trees. If I could paint I would
In 1834 members of the Molokan religious community set up home in a rural area of Azerbaijan.Families settled there after being exiled from Russia
Ivanovka is a village that tastes like a dream. The Molokans treasure the past and take it into the future. Ivanovka is provided with natural gas
A website sympathetic to Islamist militants fighting Russian rule in the North Caucasus said on Tuesday the insurgency’s leader, Doku Umarov, had
A car bomb has killed three people in southern Russia, according to officials. It is seen as a worrying development six weeks before the country
A car bomb has killed at least three people in the southern Russian city of Pyatigorsk near the violence-plagued Caucasus on Friday, according to the
A bomb has exploded outside a mosque in Russia’s North Caucasus, killing two suspected suicide bombers.
It happened in Dugulubgey, a village in a
Ahmed Kotiev, the top security official in the Russian Caucasus republic of Ingushetia has been killed in an ambush. He was well known as being very
Chechen Islamist militant leader Doku Umarov has urged his followers to prevent the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia – according to a video posted
A suicide bomber blew up his car at a police checkpoint in Russia’s North Caucasus region on Tuesday, killing a policeman and severely wounding three
At least 24 people have been killed during five days of fighting on the border between Chechnya and Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus.
Russia’s president has vowed to crush Islamist rebels fighting for independence in the country’s northern Caucasus.
Dmitry Medvedev’s tough talking
Because peace depends on stability, there is a NATO programme that focuses on scientific environmental cooperation, for example over water management
At least 19 people have been killed in a gun battle in the birth place of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.
The Kremlin-backed leader personally
Russian special forces have killed ten insurgents during two operations in the north Caucasus.
Five died during a siege in Nalchik, the regional
Islamist militants have killed two people and injured two others in an attack on a hydroelectric power station in Russia’s North Caucasus