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· January, 2009

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from January, 2009

30 January 2009

Kyrgyzstan: What Did the President Mean?

On January, 27th the President Kurmanbek Bakiev addressed to citizens of Kyrgyzstan. In his speech the President declared that created strategic documents must be realizing more actively. He also identified...

Kazakhstan: Livejournal Unblocked. And Blocked Again

On Junuary 28, the Kazakhstani Internet users were suddenly granted access to LiveJournal – the most popular blog platform in the post-Soviet Russian-speaking blogosphere. It was blocked by the national...

Tajikistan: Terrible Tajik-Uzbek relations

Kazakhstan: State-run web-sites tested by the public

Kyrgyzstan: Something About Patriotism

Tajikistan: Electricity rationing returns

Kazakhstan: Innovations, Kazakh-Style

Afghanistan: Bagram Prison and Obama’s Gitmo Policy Change

Georgia: Glukhov's Case; U.S.-Based “Georgian Chalabis”

Russia, Georgia: Glukhov's Unit in Tskhinvali Since June 2008?

29 January 2009

Azerbaijan: Democratization Under Siege

Armenia: Army Day

Kazakhstan: Journalist Arrested for Alleged State Secret Disclosure

Ramazan Yessergepov, chief editor of the “Alma-Ata Info” newspaper, was arrested early January this year by the National Security Committee officers from the provincial branch office of the country's main...

Russia: Conscript Seeks Asylum in Georgia

Aleksandr Glukhov, a 21-year-old Russian conscript, has asked for asylum in the Republic of Georgia to escape the "unbearable conditions" in the Russian army. One of Glukhov's media appearances took...

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