Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from April, 2017
Global Voices spoke with activist, journalist and author Akram Gizabi about the potential implications of warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's return to the domestic political fold.
The contest's Russian referee threatened Sharsheyev with deportation as he refused to leave the ring after the loss.
Alexey Navalny had to reinvent himself to take charge of the Russian opposition, but he may have given up his populist edge over Vladimir Putin, along the way.
"It was a huge event that after two hundred years there was a baby baptized as Prince of Georgia."
Kazakhstan's veteran leader suddenly seems to think the country's long-planned transition to a Latin alphabet is very pressing indeed. The country's social media users want to know why.
Twelve tips for free software localization for minoritized and indigenous languages.
Chechnya's farms have fallen fallow as villagers enthusiastically swap the hard work and abundance of the countryside for occasional labour and handouts in the city.
If you want to go backcountry skiing in Afghanistan, Bamyan is the place.
Tatyana Zelenskaya's powerful drawings tell the story of five kidnapped women, each with a very different destiny.
LiveJournal bans "political solicitation" in Russia (its new home), Google contemplates a return to China, and Bangladesh's telecom regulator rejects a proposed Facebook bedtime ban.
The build up to #Armvote17 showcased a sample of the online tactics favoured by modern-day vote manipulators.
A queer woman reveals her life story and shares her stubborn struggle for lesbian emancipation in a homophobic patriarchal society.