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· April, 2013

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from April, 2013

Cartoon: Girls Prevented from Leaving Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan's First Ever Lesbian Wedding

‘Awe-Inspiring Fortresses’ in Eastern Tajikistan

Was Kyrgyzstan Ready for ‘The Vagina Monologues'?

Amid vocal protests from the Kyrgyz Ministry of Culture, a local activist group performed the play 'The Vagina Monologues' in the capital of Kyrgyzstan in March and April. The play...

Afghan Leader's ‘Brothers’ Carry Out a Deadly Attack

In early April, Taliban insurgents stormed an Afghan court, killing and wounding dozens of people. While the Taliban admitted its responsibility for the deadly attack, President Hamid Karzai blames the...

‘Poor’ Coverage of Boston Marathon Bombing in Media

‘Farmers Know Better’ in Turkmenistan

‘Addictive’ Social Network is Back in Uzbekistan

Kyrgyzstan: Where Every Joke is on the Capital's Mayor

KVN - the Russian abbreviation for Club of the Funny and Inventive - remains a national comedy institution in many states of the former Soviet Union. Kyrgyzstan, whose capital has...

Tajik Blogger Urges to Stop ‘Topless Jihad’

Tajikistan: ‘High Heels for Higher Learning’

Turkmen Citizens Make Their Voices Heard

Girls Are Told Not to Leave Kyrgyzstan

The Kyrgyz parliament might soon ban girls under 23 years of age from leaving the country without parental consent. The bill which is aimed at preventing female migrants from becoming...

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