Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2016
"The rise of qurutobkhonas means the domination of rural culture over urban culture, and is therefore a sign of downfall."
Russia, Belarus and the Central Asian states were all rated "not free" in Freedom House's 2016 "Freedom on the Web" report.
"Being delivered into this world by someone brain-defected, the deputy to the Kabul clerical council must himself be without a brain."
"Leyla Aliyeva, daughter of President Ilham Aliyev, was the executive producer of the film, which cost a reported $20 million to make."
"Atambayev, father of the nation? No, he's some kind of surrogate."
This is Uzbekistan, so never expect the truth.
"Migration triggers a variety of reactions in both the person that emigrates and in his or her family members."
"There are about 25,000 visually impaired people in Armenia, of whom 6,000 are blind. Only 5% of these people are employed."
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.
Clinton the Second or Trump the Great? The choices look pretty familiar to observers from one of the world's most authoritarian regions.
A lavish wedding in Moscow has drawn gasps of envious amazement even from Russians inured to garish displays of wealth.