· April, 2007

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from April, 2007

Uzbekistan: Alphabets

  30 April 2007

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 years. Beyond The River discusses an article on the coexistence of the two alphabets and the importance of still knowing...

Armenia: Pop Stars for Status Quo

  27 April 2007

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.

Kazakhstan: Investment & the Court

  27 April 2007

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 an open auction, raising its final sale price. Bonnie Boyd says that this points to a serious problem with rule...

Armenia: Yericyan Boycott

  26 April 2007

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 genocide.

Armenia: Rally Video

  25 April 2007

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

  25 April 2007

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 other state.

Armenia: Youth Service

  24 April 2007

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

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