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· November, 2006

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2006

Armenia: ArmenTel

  30 November 2006

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

Uzbekistan: Boysun

  30 November 2006

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

Mongolia: Fake Hijacking

  30 November 2006

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 while the other comments on how the media and the government handled the story.

Armenia: Deti Picasso

  30 November 2006

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 and thoughts on the Armenian music scene.

Kyrgyzstan: Tear Gas Footage

  29 November 2006

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

  29 November 2006

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 to come before parliamentary elections next year in Armenia or presidential elections in both countries the following year.

Mongolia: Fake Hijacking?

  28 November 2006

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 Mongolia.

Afghanistan: Opium and the Economy

  28 November 2006

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

  28 November 2006

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 instead vote for the best entrant and let Armenians succeed in such competitions on their own merits.

Armenia: Destruction on a Whim

  28 November 2006

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 needs.

Kazakhstan: Video & Image

  28 November 2006

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.

Armenia: Women in Action

  28 November 2006

Onnik Krikorian and Zarchka both report on a recent rally in Yerevan to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

About our Central Asia & Caucasus coverage

Zhar Zardykhan 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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