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· November, 2013

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2013

VIDEO: Kazakh Students Sing Love Songs for President

After a massive rally in which some 3,000 students expressed their love for Kazakhstan's president, netizens compare the country to North Korea.

Uzbekistan's “Twitter Warrior” Gulnara Karimova Is Back

Gulnara Karimova Ends Provocative “Twitter War” in Uzbekistan

Uzbek president's glamorous daughter has deactivated Twitter account she used to expose power struggles in Uzbekistan and feuds within the first family.

As Twitter Use Rises in Tajikistan, Who Should You Follow?

“I have Dreams of My Own”: Revolting Against Patriarchy in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's Facebook Rival Groups Members by Tribe

Soviet Environmental Posters

Kazakhstan's “Bilingual” Currency Turns Twenty

Social Media in Tajikistan's Election: A “Milestone” or Just “Noise”?

There was an unprecedented amount of social media buzz around the recent presidential polls in Tajikistan. There is little agreement, however, about whether the buzz made any real difference.

Tajikistan: The Elections Boycott That Wasn't

During the months leading to Tajikistan's presidential polls, the idea of a boycott of the elections was popular among social media users. Why has the boycott not happened?

Tajik Elections Debate: Either Rahmon or “Cannibalism”

Tajikistan Votes in “Imitation” of Presidential Elections

Today's elections in Tajikistan will extend the two-decade-long presidency of Emomali Rahmon for another seven years. The vote does not have even a modicum of suspense.

Life in Kyrgyz Prisons Through Camera Eyes

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