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· November, 2011

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from 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.

Kazakhstan: 2,2 percent of population have Facebook accounts

Russia: Nationalist slogans get spread

Georgia: Voting in absentia

Tajikistan: Bloggers compare the two U.S. State Secretaries’ visits

Uzbekistan: Independent newspaper is shutting down

Tajikistan: The Russian pilot scandal is getting spinned

Afghanistan: US civilian aid begins to fall

Uzbekistan: How to Be Outraged Effectively

Azerbaijan: Aaron's Last Post

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Facebook Diplomacy

Russia/Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan Airlines Refuse to Check-In Russian Citizen with Armenian Surname

Armenia: Impressions and reflections on Turkey

Russia/Georgia: The Dilemma of Politics Blogging for Cash

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...

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...

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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