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Nathan Hamm · October, 2005

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,

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Latest posts by Nathan Hamm from October, 2005

Armenia: Pollarding

Notes from Hairenik reports on pollarding and other forms of tree abuse in Armenia.

Kyrgyzstan: Being Muslim

Damian Wampler, a Fulbright Scholar studying Islam in Kyrgyzstan discusses what it means to be Muslim and who decides who is and is not Muslim.

Kyrgyzstan: Demonstrations

Claire Wilkinson has photos and a report on demonstrations for and against Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister.

Georgia: Orphanages, Social Workers, and More

Onnik Krikorian has more photos and brief reports from his recent trip to Georgia.

Poland: Opinion Polling Scandal

Polish opinion pollster predictions for both the first and second rounds of the presidential election were way off. the beatroot discusses what it all might mean.

Russia: 15 Years of McDonald's

Russian Marketing Blog reflects on what has changed at McDonald's in Russia after 15 years.

Hungary: The Tragedy of '56

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar reflects on the real tragedy of '56 on the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising.

Hungary: Avian Flu

Hungarian Accent rounds up the latest buzz on avian flu from the Hungarian blogosphere.

Poland: Twins

The twins are in after Lech Kaczynski’s victory in this weekend's presidential election in Poland. His twin brother, Jaroslaw, is the head of the Law and Justice parliamentary faction.

Georgia: Deinstitutionalization

Oneworld Multimedia has photos from and a report on an orphanage for special-needs children in Georgia that is making great strides in deinstitutionalizing its residents.

Kyrgyzstan: American Football in Bishkek

Mental Wanderlust has photos and a brief report on the charity game of American football held in Bishkek over the weekend.

Azerbaijan: Election News Roundup

neweurasia rounds up the week in Azeri political news.

Armenia: Voter Apathy

Watts up in Armenia reports that there is very little public interest in voting in Armenia's local elections.

Poland: Down to the Wire

the beatroot reports the Polish presidential run-off is a nail-biter, and comments on yesterday's bomb hoax.

Poland: Bomb Scare

In its latest blogcast, PolBlog interviews Newsweek journalist Wojciech Rogacin about yesterday's bomb scare in Warsaw.

Poland: Bird Flu

the beatroot discusses the Polish reaction to avian flu appearing in Europe.

Russia: Wheat Beer

The Russian Dilettante reports on the growing acceptance of weissbier in Russia and why Baltika must rebrand every few years.

Ukraine: Junk Mail

Notes From Kiev reports that junk mail has arrived in Ukraine, specifially in the form of the Reader's Digest Sweepstakes. However, such endeavors have some history to overcome.

Hungary: Pecs=Euros says that it's not clear what the selection of Pecs as a European Cultural Capital really means beyond loads of euros.

Armenia: Treeless Hills

Voch Me Ban comments on Vanadzor's lack of trees, phony municipal elections, and the disconnect between the Armenian diaspora and the people of Armenia.

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