Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from June, 2015
"The overwhelming tendency of our people is towards all that is ostentatious - most important is not to lose face in front of guests."
"It is completely wrong to call the movement as the Armenian Maidan ... People are against ineffective, detrimental management of the electricity company."
‘The Outsiders': Hungarian Photographer Tamas Paczai Captures Football Fever at Kyrgyzstan vs Australia World Cup Qualifier
Some fans perched on light towers, others scaled fences. An estimated 10,000 more fans crowded outside the gates. Then there was the mob on the rooftop of an adjacent building.
'Here is an example of a truly human relationship to other people! I hope that she raised her children the way she was herself. As real people!'
‘The Worst Crowd Control I Have Ever Seen': Football Match Versus Australia Highlights Kyrgyzstan's Public Order Problems
"Here we observe the elemental lawlessness, disorganisation and all-out anarchy in this country."
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Ex-Soviet Georgia threw its lot in with the West some time ago. But what has it received in return?