· June, 2006

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from June, 2006

Mongolia: 800 Years

  26 June 2006

Luke Distelhorst reports on Mongolia's efforts to boost tourism for the 800 year anniversary of Chinggis Khan's founding of the Mongolian state, and he notes that the country is not attracting uniformly positive reviews.

Armenia: Dreams About War

  26 June 2006

Anxieties about the possibility of resumed war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno Karabakh are spilling over into the dreams of Christian Garbis, who says that he thinks the resumption of hostilities is inevitable.

Armenia: Mom Called Me Khachik

  26 June 2006

Nessuna has a public service advertisement and a translation of the ad that was produced by an Armenian radio station for distribution throughout the CIS to combat xenophobia in Russia.

Azerbaijan: The State of Play

  23 June 2006

New blog Memo from Breed reports on the state of play in Azerbaijani politics, focusing on the efforts of the opposition to find a raison d'etre.

Azerbaijan: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh

  23 June 2006

Onnik Krikorian writes about Azeri jazz musician Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, an album of whose he picked up for a friend. He remarks that it is “good to see that music can actually cross geopolitical borders, especially when the two countries in question are Armenia and Azerbaijan.”

Azerbaijan: Statue Protest

  23 June 2006

In light of a protest in Moscow against a statue of Heydar Aliev, the first Turkic Politburo member and the former President of Azerbaijan, Denise of neweurasia argues that Russia must take steps to treat its Azeri residents better to ensure a good image in Azerbaijan, if for no other...

Afghanistan: Karzai & Problems

  22 June 2006

Once Upon a Place talks about the difficulties that the Afghan President is facing. The blogger says Karzai has long been between a rock and a hard place. He has to be seen clearing out the corruption and taking a hard line with extremists at the same time as keeping...

Armenia: Garni & Geghard

  22 June 2006

Jeremy in Armenia writes about visits to Garni and Geghard, the former of which is a magnificent pre-Christian temple.

Uzbekistan: Longer Andijon Video

  22 June 2006

Nick of neweurasia discusses the release of a longer video showing the events of the Andijon uprising and what it means for interpretations of the day's events.

Uzbekistan: German Prosecution

  22 June 2006

Registan.net questions the usefulness of calls to prosecute Uzbek officials for human rights violations using Germany's courts’ universal jurisdiction over such matters.

Armenia: Yerevan Photos

  21 June 2006

Christian Garbis offers random photos from Yerevan, many of which are of old buildings set for demolition.

Georgia: An Armenian in Tbilisi

  21 June 2006

Zarchka writes about Tbilisi and Georgia, remarking on the difficulties associated with trying to speak Russian there, noting the parks and scenery in the capital, and contrasting the country with Armenia.

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