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· February, 2006

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from February, 2006

Afghan Whispers

Afghan Reality encourages foreign forces such as Canadian soldiers stay in Afghanistan. The blogger says “Security. Security. Security. This is a persistent call for international assistance from the Afghan government,...

Kazakhstan: Protests in Almaty

neweurasia and Registan.net write about yesterday's opposition protests in Almaty over the murder of opposition leader Altynbek Sarsenbaev.

Armenia: Contrabass

Notes from Hareinik writes on Hovik Babakhanyan's one man show, “Contrabass.”

Eurasia: HIV/AIDS

Jessica of neweurasia discusses HIV/AIDS in Eurasia.

Armenia: Temporary Anthems

Zarchka writes about Armenia's temporary anthems, the songs that suddenly become popular and are played everywhere.

Armenia: Notes from the Armenian Blogosphere

Oneworld Multimedia has roundups of the Armenian-language blogosphere and the English-language Armenian blogosphere.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Cows by Lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan Welcome to the latest roundup from the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. As usual, we take you...

Turkmenistan: Strange Priorities

Peter of neweurasia reports on the Turkmen government's strange spending priorities.

Kyrgyzstan: The Best Skiing

JJ reports on skiing in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan, which is claimed to be the best in Central Asia.

Armenia: Protesting Cultural Destruction

Rupen at Life in the Armenian Diaspora writes on preparing for a protest at the Azeri embassy and in front of UNESCO in Ottawa.

(South) Azerbaijan: Blogs

Onnik Krikorian takes a look at blogs from South Azerbaijan, the ethnic Azeri region of Iran.

Mongolia: Japan's Chingis Khan Craze

Mongolia Matters has the latest evidence of Japan's Chingis Khan craze.

Kazakhstan: Sarsenbaiuly Summary

Matt Jay has a valuable summary of the murder of the opposition politician Altynbek Sarsenbaiuly in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Investigation Heats Up

Registan.net notes that things seem to be heating up in Kazakhstan in the investigation of the murder of an opposition leader. The head of the Senate administration has been arrested...

Georgia: Dangerous Destination?

Susan of SueAndNotU takes issue with Forbes listing Georgia as one of the world's most dangerous destinations.

Kazakhstan: Heads Roll

Registan.net and neweurasia report on the arrest of five secret service officers in Kazakhstan for the murder of an opposition leader.

Armenia: Traffickers & Ports

Ara Manoogian is angry with the Bush Administration's support for turning over US ports to a UAE company because of the country's major ties to human trafficking.

Tajikistan: Aggressive Democracy

James of neweurasia writes that Tajikistan's president is making sure that the upcoming presidential election will unfold exactly as he wishes.

Armenia: Evictions

Christian Garbis reports on evictions for the sake of “progress” in Armenia's capital.

Armenia: Farewell Kukuruznik

Zara writes on the destruction of a notable building in Armenia and hopes that its replacement will be but a reconstruction.

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