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23 August 2018

Tajikistan releases whistleblower but leaves conviction in place

The #FreeKhayrullo campaign did its job and the government backed down. Now fearless Mirsaidov says he will appeal the conviction.

31 May 2018

Kazakhstan commemorates Stalin’s Terror

Government critics argue that Kazakhstan has never had a frank debate about the legacy or lessons of its totalitarian past.

15 May 2018

Georgia's protests pit nightlife against nationalists

"We were on the cusp of civil confrontation!"

24 April 2018

Armenia's leader resigns amid peaceful mass protests

Protestors expressed long-held resentment toward Sargsyan, who has led Armenia through a period of economic stagnation and high-level corruption.

1 March 2018

In Armenia, ‘When You Have a Good Pigeon, You Get Great Respect’

The competitions last for weeks, with each pigeon getting his or her own day to fly.

21 February 2018

Men's Health Magazine in Kazakhstan Says Nuts to Women's Health

"If there are feminist campaigns, there should be jokes about feminist campaigns, otherwise it is discrimination against men."

30 January 2018

Meet ‘Uyatman’, the Kazakh Superhero out to Stop Women Behaving Indecently

"Uyat in Kazakhstan...can be creative and destructive. In the first instance, it is to educate children. In the latter, it is about harassment and aggression."

19 December 2017

Robbie Williams’ Bottom Ignites Online Firestorm in Uzbekistan

“This is my band...this is my arse. Tonight your arse is mine.”

7 December 2017

Kyrgyz Children's Author Remakes Old Fables, Drives New Narratives

“There are no fairytale weddings in my stories and no handsome prince. None of my characters are especially waiting for him, either.”

25 November 2017

Russian TV Backs Down After Calling Armenian Hero ‘Fascist Collaborator’

"Garegin Nzhdeh is one of the greatest heroes of the Armenian nation and monuments to him should be erected not only in Yerevan, but also in different parts of Armenia."

18 November 2017

In Kyrgyzstan, Sheep Sacrificed to Stem Car Crash Scourge

"We gave meat to everybody that passed, explaining that the food was from God."

12 November 2017

Azerbaijani Activist Defies Government Pressure, NGO Stereotypes

"What I've seen during my lifetime is that most of the democracy and freedom fighters sold out in the end."

5 November 2017

Athletes, Politicians Back Georgian Soccer Player's Support for LGBT Rights

"We are far from getting there, but I see change," one Tbilisi resident commented.

28 October 2017

Kyrgyz Media Outlet's Report Shows President-Elect's Campaign Gained Access to Private Data

"What we have shown is that government servers that process and handle the data of citizens of Kyrgyzstan … was hosting an election campaign website that was collating similar data."

15 October 2017

On Language: The Many Flavours of Persian in Eurasia

"The language categories we are more or less stuck with are organized vertically by nation-state."

8 October 2017

Clashes Over Church Raise Spectre of Georgian-Armenian Strife

"This is certainly an issue to be solved by the church and clergymen, but there are certain people willing to politicize the issue."

17 September 2017

Exploring Identities: Kazakhstan's Planned Shift to the Latin Alphabet

"Arguments against the adoption of Latin are inherently grounded in imperial Russian or Soviet ideology."

10 September 2017

Pioneering Theatre in Azerbaijan Offers a Stage to Actors with Disabilities

“This is not a social project, it’s not a hobby, we are working professionally.”

3 September 2017

Starbucks Opening in Turkmenistan Is Fake News

"At the fake "Starbucks" cafe, a "grande" cappuccino costs 12.50 manats, over twice its average cost in other trendy Ashgabat cafes."

22 July 2017

Georgian Women March Against Misogyny and Racism

“I’m not too hopeful that the change will come soon, but we will do our part to push for it.”

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