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Kyrgyzstan: Historical Debate Straining Ties With Russia

Kyrgyzstan: Historical Debate Straining Ties With Russia

Kyrgyzstan: Historical Debate Straining Ties With Russia by EurasiaNet In the countryside surrounding Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek, lots of towns and villages in valleys have notably Slavic names while Kyrgyz-sounding settlements dot the hills and mountains. Such were the divisions in […]

Azerbaijan: Mountain Jews See Government As Protectors

Azerbaijan: Mountain Jews See Government As Protectors

Azerbaijan: Mountain Jews See Government As Protectors by Lolita Brayman, EurasiaNet Beyond Azerbaijan’s bustling capital city of Baku, with its modern skyline now defined by flame-shaped glass towers, is an abundance of ethnic diversity. Living in compact settlements nestled among […]

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Demographic Divergence

Soviet Republics – Demographic Divergence by EurasiaNet A EurasiaNet Partner Post from: RFE/RL After 25 years of independence, some former Soviet republics are experiencing record population decline while others are soaring to new highs. This is a story about demographic […]

Uzbekistan: Samarkand Street Sweepers Strike Back

Uzbekistan: Samarkand Street Sweepers Strike Back

Uzbekistan: Samarkand Street Sweepers Strike Back by Bruce Pannier, EurasiaNet A EurasiaNet Partner Post from: RFE/RL Armed with only the tools of their trade, a group of more than 50 street sweepers fended off police in the Uzbek city of […]

Turkmenistan: How I Met (Or Didn’t) The President

Turkmenistan: How I Met (Or Didn’t) The President

Turkmenistan: How I Met (Or Didn’t) The President by Begench Nurgeldy, EurasiaNet Amid the many efforts Turkmenistan makes to gain international visibility are the large international scientific conferences the government stages on topics relating to Turkmen history and culture. These […]