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· June, 2006

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from June, 2006

Armenia: Interesting Politics

Onnik Krikorian reports on interesting political developments in Armenia as the 2007 parliamentary election approaches.

Kazakhstan: Tenge Inflation

Ben Paarmann reports on the inflation of Kazakhstan's tenge against the dollar and the government's efforts to try to keep the inflation in check.

Georgia: Tbilisi Driving

Hans reports on the dangers of driving in Tbilisi.

China: Uyghurs extradited

“The two uighurs (Yusuf Kadir Tohti and Abdukadir Sidik) detained in Kazakhstan and at risk of extradition to China (against international conventions) have, tragically, been extradited to China. They are...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Standing at the edge of the abyss close to Kyrgyzstan's Pik Lenin, let's not waste any time to present you the highlights from two weeks of online conversation from Central...

Armenia: Sunflower Seeds

David Underwood writes on sunflower seed consumption in Armenia.

Uzbekistan: Andijon Video Reaction

Vilhelm Konnander reacts to last week's release of video footage from last year's uprising in Andijon, Uzbekistan.

Armenia: Yerevan Dining

Notes from Hareinik has a guide to Yerevan dining.

Tajikistan: Very Superstitious

Elizabeth notes the power of superstitions in Tajikistan to determine reality.

Turkmenistan: Shutting off the Gas

Peter of neweurasia notes that Turkmenistan is threatening to shut off natural gas shipments to Russia in September after failing to reach a price agreement.

Poland: Troops to be Relocated from Iraq to Afghanistan

The beatroot writes that 500 Polish troops are being transfered from Iraq to Afghanistan: “This will be a much more dangerous mission than the one the Poles got involved in,...

Armenia: Dutch Dancer

Myrthe writes on Tineke van Geel, a Dutch woman who has been teaching Armenian dance for almost 30 years.

Mongolia: Amnesty vs. Reform

Shards of Mongolia argues that, rather than just a simple amnesty of prisoners, Mongolia needs a transparent and trustworthy judicial system.

Armenia: Vigil Photos

Onnik Krikorian has photos and a brief report on a candlelight vigil in Yerevan in support of the current US Ambassador to Armenia, who is being removed after publicly calling...

Mongolia: Resumed Protests

Luke Distelhorst notes that protests against the Mongolian government have resumed, and he wonders whether or not, with the large numbers of tourists arriving in the country, the government will...

Afghanistan: Proud to be Afghan!

Sohrab Kabuli has published a photo from the Afghan cricket team in London and says he does not understand why their t-shirts say “Proud to be Afghan”. The blogger says...

Mongolia: Past Crimes

Luke Distelhorst reports on how the Mongolian government is and isn't redressing the crimes of the communist government.

Central Asia: Literary Guide has a survey of literature from and about Central Asia.

Armenia: House Blessing

Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photographs from the blessing of a house built by Habitat for Humanity in Armenia.

Uzbekistan: Centralized Civil Society

neweurasia carries a report from an anonymous Tashkent resident on the Uzbek government's centralization of civil society.

About our Central Asia & Caucasus coverage

Paolo Sorbello is the Central Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Arzu Geybullayeva is the South Caucasus editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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