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· November, 2006

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2006

Azerbaijan: Baku Photosession

Abkhazian LiveJournal user sukhuti has photos and impressions of Baku.

Armenia: ArmenTel

Onnik Krikorian registers his hatred of ArmenTel over their high prices for substandard service.

Uzbekistan: Boysun

Novoye Uzbekskoye Slovo has photos from Boysun, a place he says is a must to visit in the spring.

Mongolia: Fake Hijacking

Tom Terry has more on Tuesday's hijacking of a plane in Mongolia by government agencies saying they were conducting a drill. One post includes comments from passengers and the government...

Kyrgyzstan: Death Penalty

Yulia writes about the anti-death penalty rally in Bishkek and says that she has very mixed feelings about the issue.

Armenia: Deti Picasso

At Life in the Armenian Diaspora, Raffi Meneshian reviews “Ethnic Experiments” from Deti Picasso, a band based in Russia with two Armenian members. Onnik Krikorian has more on the band...

Kazakhstan: Interview with Merkhat Sharipzhan

neweurasia interviews Merkhat Sharipzhan, the director of RFE/RL's Kazakh service about his work and media in Kazakhstan.

Azerbaijan: Buying Condoms in Baku

The Budget Files reports on the joys of buying condoms in Baku.

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Against Capital Punishment

Tolkun Umaraliev reports that there will be a rally against the death penalty tomorrow in Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan: Tear Gas Footage

Beau Gordinier posts video of police shooting tear gas at protesters during this month's protests in Bishkek against the Kyrgyz government.

Armenia, Azerbaijan: Karabakh Deal Close

Onnik Krikorian discusses the latest news that a deal on a peace deal over Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan is close, commenting that he does not expect such a deal...

Mongolia: Fake Hijacking?

Tom Terry, Managing Director of Eagle TV in Mongolia, has a long, information-rich post on what appears to have been a fake hijacking by government agencies of a plane in...

Kazakhstan: Fashion

KZ Blog has a bit of fun with photos from Kazakhstan's Fashion Week.

Afghanistan: Opium and the Economy

At Registan.net Joshua Foust comments on the World Bank's new report on opium eradication in Afghanistan, saying that something new must be tried because the current approach is a failure.

Armenia: Vote Quality

Onnik Krikorian disagrees with other Armenian bloggers who are calling on fellow Armenians to vote for Silva in the BBC's The Next Big Thing contest. He says that they should...

Armenia: Destruction on a Whim

Christian Garbis is outraged about a new Armenian law legitimizing the government to tear down any building by decree when the government says it is necessary for government or public...

Armenia: Forestree 2024

Simon of Blogian posts a video he made on deforestation in Armenia.

Kazakhstan: Fashion

Almaty's fashion week just wrapped up and KZ Blog reports.

Armenia: Karabakh Peace

Onnik Krikorian reports on the possibility of a peace deal being close over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Kazakhstan: Video & Image

Registan.net discusses the very different images created by Kazakhstan's promotional videos and videos of the destruction of a Hare Krishna community in southern Kazakhstan.

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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