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· November, 2011

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2011

21 November 2011

Georgia: Photoblogger Reports on Presidential Elections in South Ossetia

Russia and Tajikistan: Pilots Sentenced and Migrants Deported

Two Russian pilots have been sentenced in Tajikistan, meanwhile in Russia 300 illegal Tajiks have been arrested for deportation. Is there any connection? Ekaterina reports.

16 November 2011

Georgia: Voting in absentia

4 November 2011

Russia/Georgia: The Dilemma of Politics Blogging for Cash

RuNet Echo

One well-known Georgian political blogger writes of his dilemma in being approached for payment for a blog post. Blogging for cash is a recent shady public relations phenomenon in Russia...

3 November 2011

Kyrgyzstan: First-ever peaceful president transition

Turkmenistan: Hack heaven

Kyrgyzstan: President-elect vows to close U.S. military base by 2014

Kazakhstan: Blasts Spark New Fears Over the Rise of Extremism

Early in the morning of October 31, two blasts occurred in the downtown district of Atyrau, the major city in Western Kazakhstan and the unofficial "oil capital" of the Central...

2 November 2011

Uzbekistan: New Law Forbids Alcohol Consumption in Streets and Parks

The president of Uzbekistan has approved a law regarding "the distribution and consumption of alcohol and tobacco products" which will come into force in April 2012. The law states that...

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