Nathan Hamm · April, 2006

The former Regional Editor for Central Asia & the Caucasus, I have now hung up my keyboard and moved on to emeritus status.

More of my blogging can be found at the oldest English language blog on Central Asia and Caucasus, Registan.net.

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Latest posts by Nathan Hamm from April, 2006

Armenia: Prkutyun

  28 April 2006

Zarchka writes about visiting an exhibition of the Prkutyun NGO, an organization that provides services to disabled children. Onnik Krikorian went as well and has his own post as well.

Mongolia: Casino Park

  27 April 2006

Shards of Mongolia notes that a plan for a massive development project including shopping, industry, an international airport, and a casino. Curiously, it will not be anywhere near the capital, but instead on the border with China.

Turkmenistan: 30K Buckets

  27 April 2006

Peter writes at neweurasia about the televised confession of Turkmenistan's former General Prosecutor Gurbanbiby Atajanova who was, until recently, the only public official with considerable stature besides the president.

Georgia: Dinner Party

  27 April 2006

Susan says that it is easy for expats to get on the news on slow news days in Georgia. She took part in a traditional Georgian supra outside the Russian embassy to protest Russia's ban on Georgian wine and made the evening news.

Mongolia: Traffic

  26 April 2006

Shards of Mongolia reports that Ulaanbaatar's Peace Bridge, a major route for the tourists visiting for Mongolia's 800th anniversary this year, is being closed for improvements which will only make traffic in the capital more of a nightmare.

Armenia: Talks Break Down

  26 April 2006

Onnik Krikorian reports that talks have broken down between Indian students and the Yerevan State Medical University and notes that a blog has been set up for students to write about the university.

Armenia: Indian Student Protests

  24 April 2006

LoonyMoony, Nessuna, and Onnik Krikorian all have updates on the Indian student protests in Armenia at Oneworld Multimedia. Nanyaar, an Indian student in Armenia, also has an update at his blog, The Instant Me.

Armenia: Corruption & The Grassroots

  24 April 2006

Christian Garbis reports on blatant government corruption in Armenia and comments that the best way for Armenian citizens to combat it is to organize themselves politically rather than waiting for an opposition leader to appear and lead them.

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