Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2006
Abkhazian LiveJournal user sukhuti has photos and impressions of Baku.
Onnik Krikorian registers his hatred of ArmenTel over their high prices for substandard service.
Novoye Uzbekskoye Slovo has photos from Boysun, a place he says is a must to visit in the spring.
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.
Yulia writes about the anti-death penalty rally in Bishkek and says that she has very mixed feelings about the issue.
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.
neweurasia interviews Merkhat Sharipzhan, the director of RFE/RL's Kazakh service about his work and media in Kazakhstan.
The Budget Files reports on the joys of buying condoms in Baku.
Tolkun Umaraliev reports that there will be a rally against the death penalty tomorrow in Bishkek.
Beau Gordinier posts video of police shooting tear gas at protesters during this month's protests in Bishkek against the Kyrgyz government.
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.
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.
KZ Blog has a bit of fun with photos from Kazakhstan's Fashion Week.
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.
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.
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.
Simon of Blogian posts a video he made on deforestation in Armenia.
Almaty's fashion week just wrapped up and KZ Blog reports.
Onnik Krikorian reports on the possibility of a peace deal being close over Nagorno-Karabakh.
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.
Onnik Krikorian and Zarchka both report on a recent rally in Yerevan to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.