Parades across the former Soviet states commemorated the 70-year anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War, also known as World War II, while a new military confrontation between Russia and Turkey sparked a political row between old Cold-War foes. In Ukraine, the eastern frontline between pro-Russia insurgents and the Ukrainian military remained a stalemate. Thousands took to the streets in Moldova to protest against the country's economic troubles because of endemic corruption and the theft of $1 billion from three Moldovan banks, while in Armenia the Electric Yerevan protest exposed outrage against massive rate increase by the Russian-owned Electric Networks of Armenia.
These, and hundreds of other stories, were covered by our contributing photojournalists and documentary photographers in 2015. It is through their eyes and by capturing with their cameras that EurasiaNet.org can present unique stories of people, events, and humanity in the South Caucasus, throughout Central Asia, and across the Crimean Peninsula. These images are a look back at EurasiaNet's best photo coverage of news and stories from 2015.
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