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3 October 2016

Qatari Emir's Dead Falcon Sets the Stage for Diplomatic Stir with Kazakhstan

"There were no obvious reasons for holding them, but still the falcons stayed in the same place."

4 July 2016

Kyrgyzstan’s President Turns Mournful Singer-Songwriter

"This song helped me to beat a path through all the difficulties that befell me in life."

9 June 2016

Popular Sports Website Goes Offline in Uzbekistan in Wake of Fan Controversy

Advox

"Football and show business were the only areas where criticism was allowed and tolerated. And now even here they are choking the voice of the public."

1 June 2016

Attack on Vegan Café in Georgia Opens New Front in Culture War

"The Kiwi Café incident produced a cornucopia of social media comment – ranging from outrage to amusement."

15 May 2016

Kyrgyzstan Embraces Google Street View

Now the local KGB don't even have to leave their office.

8 May 2016

Georgia Considers National Matchmaking Campaign

An extreme solution to a demographic conundrum?

6 May 2016

Local Social Media Site Tries to Displace Facebook in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan's authoritarian government has made several attempts to lure the social media generation back into its virtual orbit.

17 April 2016

Georgian Fashion: The Next Big Thing?

Known to fashionistas simply as Avtandil, Tskvitinidze, 42, never left his hometown, and has no desire to do so: “Europe and the US are overcrowded.”

3 April 2016

Facebook Lands More People in Trouble in Kazakhstan

Advox

'Kazakhstan has drawn criticism ... for what media rights advocates have described as the excessively punitive libel damages sometimes levelled at journalists.'

17 March 2016

Georgia’s ‘Sex Wikileaks’ Revives Fear of Government Snooping

“Everything you do in your bedroom can be used against you!”

21 February 2016

Eurasia’s Leaders Urged to Close Their “Cyber-Borders”

The obscure Organisation of Eurasian Cyber-Security says an open internet can spur 'colour revolutions' of the sort already witnessed in the ex-Soviet region.

5 February 2016

Did Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Fall for Spam Scam?

"During my free time I read about you and learn how to be successful."

15 December 2015

Kyrgyzstan’s Madding Online Crowd Targets Dolphinarium

“Dolphins love doing these tricks. If you see how they jump when they are in the sea, they’re just doing the same thing here.”

21 September 2015

Reinventing the Blues on Ex-Soviet Georgia’s Black Sea

'As we kick into a Slim Harpo number, the rhythm section slides deep in the pocket before Tamaz, our guitarist, shreds the solo to ribbons.'

20 August 2015

Tajikistan Cracks Down on Pop Idol Traffic Rule Breakers

"Like many ex-Soviet cities, Dushanbe has a driving culture straight out of a Fast and Furious movie. Potholed roads encourage swerving at speed."

13 May 2015

Ten Years on from Andijan Massacre, an Uzbek Pleads for Freedom

"I am not a terrorist. I have never done anything like that."