Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from October, 2022
Dolma Diaries is a short web series produced by a team from Germany, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.
In Azerbaijan, feminist activists endure pressure from the authorities, harassment and hate from strangers as they stand up for countless women across the country protesting domestic violence and femicide.
In Armenia, a suicide of a gay couple on October 20 sparked a wave of criticism against existing and widespread homophobia in the country.
According to local media reports, police started rounding up members of the party and other attendees hours ahead of the scheduled rally.
Mongolia tried to benefit from competing interest between Russia and China, the only countries it borders, however, as Russia become more dependent on China after 2014, the possibilities for balancing diminished.
Tajik-Russian pop singer Manizha just released a new song about a young rural Kyrgyz woman learning to play ice hockey professionally, a move that empowers her in her community.
The peace talks were mediated by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and French president Emanuel Macron.
Ticket prices out of Russia are soaring and bordering countries are braced for an influx as an estimated 700,000 young men have left the country since Putin's announcement of mobilization.
In Azerbaijan, animal rights activists are protesting the culling of strays in the face of legal challenges and police brutality.
The space is not just a restaurant but is also a studio. Photo and video shoots are done here, and content is created for various culinary platforms.