Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from August, 2006
Leila and Ben of neweurasia post an interview with Urker, a Kazakh pop-folk band from Almaty.
Kazakhstan: Responding to Borat
Sean Roberts reports that awarenes of Kazakhstan in the United States is much higher than it was a few years ago as a result of Sascha Baron-Cohen's “Borat” character. He notes that an official Kazakh media campaign campaign promoting the country in the leadup to President Nursultan Nazarbaev's visit to...
Afghanistan: Cooperation Please!
Afghan Warrior talks about the importance of cooperation between Nato forces and Afghan National Army. The blogger says last week 12 border police were killed by a coalition air strike in Paktia province. He adds if they have radio communication with every provincial security official, it would be very useful...
Kyrgyzstan: Shadow Economy
Yulia translates a Russian language post on Kyrgyzstan's shadow economy.
Kyrgyzstan: A Trip to Sheker
JJ recently took a short trip to the village of Sheker in Kyrgyzstan and writes about both the trip and the town's famous son, famed Kyrgyz author Chingiz Aitmatov.
Armenia: Press Gang Politics
Nessuna writes that her uncle was pressed into joining the “Prosperous Armenia” party. She also gives details on the shady past of the party's founder.
Alexa writes on fashion-consciousness in Mongolia.
Central Asia & Caucasus: Press Freedom
Neil of neweurasia reports on press freedom in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Kyrgyzstan: Russian Roundup
Yulia of neweurasia rounds up the last week's Russian-language content.
Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photos of a recent Habitat for Humanity project in Armenia.
Central Asia & Caucasus: 15 Years of Independence
neweurasia's team of bloggers have lengthy posts looking back at 15 years of independence in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Armenia: Greek Demise
Onnik Krikorian writes about the slow demise of Armenia's small Greek population.
Former Soviet Union: 15 Years Since the August Coup
Today is 15 years since the beginning of the events that some people consider (RUS) Russia's Orange Revolution – but which are better known as the August Putsch. This year, on August 20 and 21, memorial services will be held in Moscow for Dmitry Komar, Ilya Krichevsky and Vladimir Usov,...
Uzbekistan: 15 Years On
Nick gives an outsider's view of Uzbekistan, 15 years after becoming an independent state.
Nessuna was attacked and had her purse stolen. She gives a brief account of the experience at her blog.
Kyrgyzstan: Dining on the Silk Road
Aigul of Go Kyrgyz! writes about Kyrgyz cuisine.
Kazakhstan: State Funding for NGOs
NGOs in Kazakhstan are worried about the possibility of the state funding them in the future. Leila looks at the pros and cons of state funding for Kazakhstan's NGOs.
Kyrgyzstan: US Relations
Registan.net examines rhetoric as an indicator of the state of US-Kyrgyzstan relations.
Central Asia: Borders
Ben Paarmann begins to examine the reasons for Central Asia's current borders, which are often incorrectly called “arbitrary.”
Voices from Kazakhstan
Almaty Opera House Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in Kazakh blogosphere. neweurasia's Basil B. Akimov, a Karaganda journalist and editor of www.mediaprovinces.kz and www.medialaw.kz sites, writes about change of rules in the Supreme Court in Astana (RU). You have to show...
Uzbekistan: Sidetrip Podcast
Kazakhstan Stories posts photographs, video, music and a podcast concerning a trip to Uzbekistan.