Onnik Krikorian's Blog – December 2011 Archive (4)

Friendship across the border

By David Liklikadze


Recently a Georgian soldier serving in the village of Perevi in the Sachkhere district waved his hand to greet an Ossetian soldier who was manning the checkpoint on the administrative boundary line in the neighboring village of Sinaguri in the Java district. The Ossetian was surprised and wanted to turn away at first, but ended up returning the greeting. Such happenings occur frequently in the villages of Sachkhere district like Perevi and…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on December 13, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Azerbaijani and Georgian Refugees: Hopes for the peaceful resolution of conflict

IDPs from South Ossetia, Tbilisi, Georgia 

By Ilgar Velizade and Zurab Dvali

More than 20 years have passed since the escalation of conflict in the South…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on December 9, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Reflections on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Nagorno Karabakh © Onnik Krikorian 1994


In 1994, while working on the Picture Desk of The Independent newspaper in London, when I heard of a humanitarian flight leaving the UK for Nagorno Karabakh I jumped at the chance to request that the Picture Editor send me on it. He agreed, and in August I made my first ever trip to the South…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on December 5, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Religious diplomacy in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Stepanakert, Nagorno Karabakh © Onnik Krikorian 1994


The war fought between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh in the early 1990s claimed approximately 25,000 lives and forced a million to flee their homes. An additional 3,000 are also believed to have been killed…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on December 2, 2011 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

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