Politics

Kazakhstan: Living With Semipalatinsk’s Nuclear Fallout

Kazakhstan: Living With Semipalatinsk’s Nuclear Fallout

Kazakhstan: Living With Semipalatinsk’s Nuclear Fallout by Joanna Lillis, EurasiaNet In the village of Znamenka in northeastern Kazakhstan, adults have vivid memories of nuclear explosions rocking the steppe. “We saw mushroom clouds — big and terrifying ones,” recalled Galina Tornoshenko, […]

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 […]