Dastur, a newly released horror movie in Kazakhstan, has been smashing box office records.
And so, in this latest edition of our EurasiaChat podcast, we decided to speak to our producer, Aigerim Toleukhanova, to find out what all the fuss is about.
Kyrgyzstan opened this New Year with a slightly new-look flag.
The changes were not, in truth, that great. The colors and the sun-like figure at the center of the standard remained more or less the same.
But President Sadyr Japarov, who chivvied lawmakers into proposing this initiative in September, said the sun emblem needed to look less like a sunflower, which he believes to symbolize subservience and weakness.
On the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Dubai, the latest edition of the EurasiaChat podcast focused on how Central Asia is meeting the challenge.
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In this week’s edition of the EurasiaChat podcast, we turned our attention to the problem of gender-based violence.
An explosion at a coal mine in central Kazakhstan last month claimed the lives of 46 workers in what has been described as the deadliest industrial accident in the country’s history.
There is yet another looming water crisis that Central Asia is having to contend with these days.
In the latest edition of the EurasiaChat podcast, Peter Leonard and Alisher Khamidov opened with a look at the troubling lowering of the level of the Caspian Sea, which is posing a severe threat to its ecosystem and marine economy.
Russia is refocusing its attention on Central Asia.
As Alisher Khamidov and Peter Leonard discussed in the latest edition of the EurasiaChat podcast, last week saw a notable visit to Kyrgyzstan by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in the country to attend a Commonwealth of Independent States leader summit.
In the latest edition of the EurasiaChat podcast, resident co-presenter Alisher Khamidov opened with some questions about a visit that Peter Leonard, Eurasianet’s Central Asia editor, recently paid to Tajikistan.
In this latest edition of the EurasiaChat podcast, EurasiaNet Central Asia editor Peter Leonard and co-presenter Alisher Khamidov first turned their attention to more bad news about media freedoms in Kyrgyzstan.