· August, 2006

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from August, 2006

Kazakhstan: Urker

  23 August 2006

Leila and Ben of neweurasia post an interview with Urker, a Kazakh pop-folk band from Almaty.

Kazakhstan: Responding to Borat

  23 August 2006

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!

  23 August 2006

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: A Trip to Sheker

  22 August 2006

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

  22 August 2006

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.

Armenia: Habitat

  21 August 2006

Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photos of a recent Habitat for Humanity project in Armenia.

Former Soviet Union: 15 Years Since the August Coup

  19 August 2006

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,...

Armenia: Mugged

  18 August 2006

Nessuna was attacked and had her purse stolen. She gives a brief account of the experience at her blog.

Kazakhstan: State Funding for NGOs

  17 August 2006

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.

Central Asia: Borders

  17 August 2006

Ben Paarmann begins to examine the reasons for Central Asia's current borders, which are often incorrectly called “arbitrary.”

Voices from Kazakhstan

  17 August 2006

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...

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