Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from January, 2016
Often overlooked, five Central Asian Stans are home to magnificent natural beauty and rich culture.
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"Why trifle? Better to directly announce yourself immortals and ban death from coming for them."
Riot police and internal troops used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters and arrested dozens of them, including opposition leaders.
A public relations move, probably, but it's significant in the context of Central Asia, a region characterized by authoritarian politics.
"People who seemed to be average shoppers and store employees suddenly burst into song, regaling store patrons with a piece from Verdi's opera, La Traviata."
"At the root of the story is a profound problem [...] the fundamental lack of mutual understanding between Kyrgyz- and Russian-speaking sections of the population."
"Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai watched @SAFFSuzukiCup #football match from his home sitting on a mattress with green tea."
Michael Mcfeat will soon learn whether or not he will face criminal proceedings for falsely claiming the Central Asian country treats horse penis as a delicacy.