Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from April, 2006
neweurasia rounds up and discusses the week's news from Mongolia.
JJ writes about visiting villages on Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-Kul by bike.
Luke Distelhorst visited the Gobi and writes about conservation of argali sheep.
Zarchka writes about visiting an exhibition of the Prkutyun NGO, an organization that provides services to disabled children. Onnik Krikorian went as well and has his own post as well.
Onnik Krikorian reports that the Yerevan State Medical Institute's rector refused to meet with Indian students unless the media left while Nessuna translates an article on the meeting.
Shards of Mongolia notes that a plan for a massive development project including shopping, industry, an international airport, and a casino. Curiously, it will not be anywhere near the capital, but instead on the border with China.
Peter writes at neweurasia about the televised confession of Turkmenistan's former General Prosecutor Gurbanbiby Atajanova who was, until recently, the only public official with considerable stature besides the president.
Nessuna has a brief roundup of posts from Armenian blogs on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
Susan says that it is easy for expats to get on the news on slow news days in Georgia. She took part in a traditional Georgian supra outside the Russian embassy to protest Russia's ban on Georgian wine and made the evening news.
Shards of Mongolia reports that Ulaanbaatar's Peace Bridge, a major route for the tourists visiting for Mongolia's 800th anniversary this year, is being closed for improvements which will only make traffic in the capital more of a nightmare.
Trent Milam writes about the process of and traditions surrounding the erection of Kyrgyz yurts.
The Golden Road to Samarqand reports that the Kyrgyz government is going to great lengths to prevent people from joining this weekend's planned protests
Onnik Krikorian reports that talks have broken down between Indian students and the Yerevan State Medical University and notes that a blog has been set up for students to write about the university.
Registan.net discusses the rapid rise in beer consumption in Central Asia.
All About Latvia writes that, according to one survey, “53 percent of [Russian] respondents named Georgia as the most dangerous country to Russians, while Latvia came second with 29 percent.” Belarus and Kazakhstan are considered the safest.
Zhenkov Cathedral, Almaty, Kazakhstan Welcome to the latest roundup from the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you (almost) bi-weekly by neweurasia's Ben, James, Peter and Luke. As usual, we take you through the countries alphabetically. Unfortunately, the Azeri blogosphere is still underrepresented in our roundup – so if...
neweurasia reports on what Tajikistan gains by playing host to India's first foreign military base.
James looks at the winners and losers in the recent announcement of the breakup of a terrorist ring by Kazakh authorities.
Nick of neweurasia reports on anti-drug initiatives in Central Asia and the two levels of the drug problem in Uzbekistan.
AfghanLord reports on recent Taliban attacks: Suicide bombing and attacks around the country especially in the south against international and American forces embarrassed those involved in the country, especially the US.
LoonyMoony, Nessuna, and Onnik Krikorian all have updates on the Indian student protests in Armenia at Oneworld Multimedia. Nanyaar, an Indian student in Armenia, also has an update at his blog, The Instant Me.