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· May, 2011

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from May, 2011

18 May 2011

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Eurovision Diplomacy?

Azerbaijan: Eurovision-induced sexual revolution?

Kazakhstan: Suicide Bombing Hits Provincial Office of Nation's Security Service

Yesterday, 17 May, 2011, a suicide bomber exploded himself at the entrance to the regional office of the National Security Committee in Aktobe, a provincial center in Western Kazakhstan. Four...

15 May 2011

Azerbaijan: Eurovision Victory

Surprising many, Azerbaijan won last night's Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf, Germany. Bloggers and social media users covered the event extensively.

Azerbaijan: Eurovision win, but…

10 May 2011

Kazakhstan: Two Kazakhstanis in the World News – One Arrested, One Killed

Two Kazakhstanis made it to the international news last week, both in very unfortunate ways. Firstly, Valeriy Tolmachev, an adviser to Kazakhstan's delegation at UNESCO, attacked a flight attendant with...