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· January, 2014

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from January, 2014

Photos Uzbek Authorities Do Not Want You To See

“Disaster” for Supporters of Ukraine Protests in Uzbekistan

‘Good Girls’ Don't Use Social Media Sites in Tajikistan

Kazakhstan's Largest City Hides Its “Beautiful” Side from Cameras

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: Trip to the Dying Aral Sea

Qaraqalpaqstan, the ‘Forgotten Stan’ of Central Asia

Best Dresses of Kazakhstan Selected

“There Are No Other Problems” in Tajikistan Besides Name Games

“Real Patriots Choose Patriotic Names” in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, a person's name is no longer a private matter. Officials insist that a name is an indication of the degree of patriotism of its bearer.

Kyrgyz Woman Abducted for Marriage Tells Her Story on Twitter

A young woman was recently kidnapped for marriage in Bishkek. After police saved her from the kidnappers, the woman told the story of her "nightmare" on Twitter.

New Year's Eve is Past but Debates Continue in Tajikistan

Things to Love about Kyrgyzstan's Capital

Goodbye Alexandros Petersen, Prodigious Guide to China in Central Asia

On January 17, a Taliban suicide bomb attack killed sixteen people at a Kabul restaurant. Among them was Alexandros Petersen, an enlightening commentator on Eurasian affairs and a riveting storyteller.

Online Petition to Stop Torture in Tajikistan

Kyrgyz Scholar: Marijuana Legalization Keeps Governments in Power

Kazakh Rapper Asks Fans for Money to Finish a “Political” Song

“It Has Become Hard to Breathe”: Tajikistan's Capital Gets a Coal Plant… and Hazardous Dust

As Dushanbe's new coal-fired power plant begins to supply electricity, rising levels of coal dust set off alarm bells in the city.

Facebook Teams Up with Russia's Top Search Engine

Hockey, Diving for Crosses and Other Christmas-in-January Traditions

While Christians in the Western hemisphere celebrate Christmas in December, most Orthodox and Coptic Christians mark the birth of Christ in early January, from Eastern Europe to North Africa.

Hero or No Hero? Opinions Split Over Jailed Tajik Tycoon

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