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· April, 2007

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from April, 2007

Armenia: Parliamentary Election Monitor

Oneworld Multimedia rounds up the latest news on Armenia's parliamentary election campaign.

Mongolia: Carless Ulaanbaatar

Mongolia Matters shares a photo of something remarkably rare for Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, carless streets.

Kyrgyzstan: Kemin Photos

LJ user morrire has photos from Kemin (ru), where a by-election for Kyrgzystan's parliament just took place.

Armenia: Behind the Scenes at Public TV

Onnik Krikorian reports on the Armenian parliamentary election campaign from behind the scenes at public television.

Uzbekistan: Alphabets

Uzbek has been written with four different alphabets over the last century, and the government of Uzbekistan has been trying to make the transition from Cyrillic to Latin for many...

Armenia: Pop Stars for Status Quo

Oneworld Multimedia reports that Armenia's pop stars have finally come out in support of the ruling political party in the country's parliamentary election campaign.

Georgia: Talent, A Rush, & Photos from Abkhazia

Josh Kucera has more from Abkhazia, a de facto independent region of Georgia, including photos and video from a talent show.

Armenia, Georgia: Comparing Local Governance

Social Science in the Caucasus compares local governance in Armenia and Georgia.

Kazakhstan: Investment & the Court

An American businessman in Kazakhstan, Marc Seidenfeld, has been arrested in what appears to be a frame-up by local business interests to retaliate against him for selling his business in...

Afghanistan: Fourth Estate in the Balance

Safrang reports that Afghanistan's parliament is debating a bill that would further erode the diminishing freedom that Afghanistan's media enjoys.

Armenia: British Election Scandal

Onnik Krikorian discusses an Armenian election scandal involving the British embassy.

Armenia: Yericyan Boycott

Nazarian calls for a boycott of the Yericyan stores in Yerevan over their use of a promotional floral arrangement at Tsitsernakaberd, a memorial for the victims of the 1915 Armenian...

Armenia: US Election Assistance

Oneworld Multimedia highlights some US technical assistance for Armenia's upcoming parliamentary election.

Central Asia: The EU's New Plan

Near|Abroad discusses the European Union's new diplomacy plans for engaging Central Asia.

Armenia: Rally Video

Armenia Blog posts video from the rally held outside the Turkish consulate in Los Angeles to mark the anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Georgia: The Abkhaz Foreign Ministry

Josh Kucera visits the foreign ministry of Abkhazia, and he finds that is not terribly big or busy — no surprise considering that Abkhazia's sovereignty is not recognized by any...

Afghanistan: Pre-Taliban Anarchy?

Afghanistanica argues that the idea that anarchy prevailed in pre-Taliban Afgahnistan is a myth.

Iran:Anniversary of the Armenian Holocaust in Tehran

Kamangir reports about the anniversary of the Armenian Holocaust in Tehran.We can see how Armenians remember this day in their church in Iran in several photos.

Armenia: Commemorating the Genocide

At Life in Armenia, Raffi K. tells how he commemorated the anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Armenia: Youth Service

Posts from Armenia reports on Global Youth Service Day activities involving school children doing city beautification projects.

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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