Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from July, 2017
"We are tired of officials’ spouses and kids who get into managing positions.”
The legislation also represents a shift in strategy for the Tajik government, which has historically opted to censor controversial websites and services.
The Kyrgyz “Dancing Kelin” Protests Early Marriage By Calling Attention to the Harsh Realities of Rural Brides
“Life in the village is round-the-clock work. Brides finish one chore and start another. They work 24/7.”
Climate change is forcing many of Mongolia's nomadic herders to abandon their traditional lifestyle and move to Ulaanbaatar. That's making a big smog problem in the city even worse.
“I’m not too hopeful that the change will come soon, but we will do our part to push for it.”
Russia also moved to block the website and its popular 'Wayback Machine' two years ago.
'Tuuganchylyk' has already jettisoned two Kyrgyz leaders and their kin into lives of exile. The Trumps clearly weren't paying attention.
Practices such as “baad” and “baadal” were prohibited under a 2009 law, but continue unhindered in the country today.
"I don’t know what will happen, but we will plant zucchini."