Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus
24 September 2015
Campaigning ahead of Kyrgyzstan's October 4 parliamentary vote proves that democracy is a messy business.
21 September 2015
15 September 2015
13 September 2015
"In times of crisis, if there are no cakes to hand out, PR should work punctually, and very subtly, so as not to aggravate the situation."
11 September 2015
8 September 2015
2 September 2015
Refugees travelling through Austria to Germany were greeted with applause at train stations by Austrians and Germans bearing not only good will, but food, water sanitary products and toys.
1 September 2015
In Uzbekistan, poverty has many different faces. Some of them are obscured from view.
20 August 2015
"Like many ex-Soviet cities, Dushanbe has a driving culture straight out of a Fast and Furious movie. Potholed roads encourage swerving at speed."
17 August 2015
10 August 2015
4 August 2015
1 August 2015
30 July 2015
'We are kindly asking the Kulob police not to prosecute the local lions who defended our honor and culture and fought these Russian drunks.'
What is with the rows of passive spectators literally taking up space at the trials of the country's most high-profile political prisoners?
27 July 2015
18 July 2015
14 July 2015
After an inmate escapes in a car driven by a penitentiary chief from the Tajik president's hometown, netizens salute the policeman that refused to play ball.
11 July 2015
'It is hard to understand what is behind this verdict. Sheikh was a Sufi, had no interest in politics, lived somewhere in the mountains, did not bother anyone...'