Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from June, 2017
"While one [fake account] should play the role of an “angry bird” and mercilessly bomb everyone who speaks against you, another one should use softer, more diplomatic language."
"While the man toils towards the welfare of Kazakhstan, his policies are something that every prominent person can emulate."
"The man ran away. The women called an ambulance. I learned at the hospital that I had two stab wounds in my right lung."
"This is the end for Turkmenistan. The crisis has reached the country. Now we’ll see the appearance of the Central Asian Venezuela."
"I feel most proud of the 2017 Tbilisi championships where both olympians and paralympians participated - I managed to get second place."
"Does this DHL have an owner? Can’t he come to Tajikistan?"
"Let Afghanistan heal! Fighting each other and losing precious lives is what the enemy wants! Come to your senses!"
"I was six years old. My uncles, my father’s younger brothers, led me by the hand. We walked by night and slept by day."
Afghan Mukhtarli thought he had escaped Azerbaijan. He ended up back there, without his passport and facing jail time.