Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from September, 2015
"People are working for the promotion of Putin's "Russian World" into the minds of Kazakh children. In my opinion, this is ideological sabotage."
'All this happens because there is no social protection for the population. There is an agency to carry out this function, but it is completely useless.'
Campaigning ahead of Kyrgyzstan's October 4 parliamentary vote proves that democracy is a messy business.
'As we kick into a Slim Harpo number, the rhythm section slides deep in the pocket before Tamaz, our guitarist, shreds the solo to ribbons.'
Does the radical group look to the region for cheap manpower, physical territory, or both?
"In times of crisis, if there are no cakes to hand out, PR should work punctually, and very subtly, so as not to aggravate the situation."
"There was a girl there who did not want to jump from a bridge into the water. We used this image as a metaphor."
Perhaps 26 dead and over 50 arrested. But what is the logic driving ongoing conflict in Tajikistan?
Refugees travelling through Austria to Germany were greeted with applause at train stations by Austrians and Germans bearing not only good will, but food, water sanitary products and toys.
In Uzbekistan, poverty has many different faces. Some of them are obscured from view.
Unsurprisingly, none of them are practising Muslims.