The Budukhs – photo exhibition and documentary film

Welcome to the opening of a photo exhibition and the screening of a short documentary film about the homeland of the Budukhs, a North Caucasian minority group in the mountains of northern Azerbaijan.
When: May 23, 1 pm
Where: Niagara building 8th floor (0826)

The film project “Homeland” about the Budukhs was created by Orkhan Hajiyev.
The photo exhibition is based on photos by three photographers: Zaur Mirzayev, Taleh Valehov, Elnur Aliyev

Organiser of the event: Exchange PhD Candidate Elnur Aliyev (contact:

Prominent political analyst and journalist Vibeke Sperling dies in Copenhagen

The mournful news has reached us that Vibeke Sperling, a prominent Danish journalist, political analyst and writer has passed away in Copenhagen on 13 May.  As a foreign correspondent to Moscow for leading Danish newspapers and later the Danish Radio she reported on the final years of the Soviet Empire and post-Soviet developments in the newly independent states. She travelled extensively to the Caucasus and wrote numerous articles and a book based on personal observations and experiences about the complexities of the Russia-Chechnya conflict. 

We have lost an excellent specialist on post-Soviet Russia and an irreplaceable source of knowledge about developments in post- Soviet North Caucasus. We have also lost a dear and highly esteemed colleague and a friend of Caucasus Studies at Malmö University. 

Märta-Lisa Magnusson         


Photo: Märta-Lisa Magnusson

Planning visit to Tbilisi University


Students conducting fieldstudies

Students following this semester’s course “Caucasus Field and Case Studies” are returning from fieldwork. The course includes individual project work and students are encouraged to conduct this in the Caucasus region.

The photo to the left shows Shane, returning from Tbilisi (with his family), where he was studing the 2015 flooding catastrophy that, among other things, effected the city zoo and nearby areas.


Clayton (to the right) selected the North Caucasian republic of Ingushetia as his fieldwork site (holding the republic’s flag on the photo).


Björn went to the Black Sea city of Batumi in Georgia to conduct his study, and is seen with some of the city’s spectacular modern buildings.



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