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2020: Eurasianet’s year in review
To each their own annus horribilis.
Dec 28, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Only 15 percent of infected healthcare workers compensated
Medics say they are actively discouraged from seeking the compensation.
Dec 8, 2020
Georgia’s COVID outbreak grows from molehill to “Everest”
In the early days of the pandemic, Georgia enjoyed one of the most enviable rates in the world. Things began to fall apart in late summer.
Dec 7, 2020
UFC Khabib’s last outing too hot for Tajikistan?
The authorities are spooked by the idea that a crowd could form.
Oct 26, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Authorities mulling return to lockdowns
Batken has already reimposed restrictions.
Sep 29, 2020
Georgia experiences its first wave of COVID-19
With their borders still largely closed, Georgians hit the beach and let their guard down. The epidemiological result was inevitable.
Sep 18, 2020
Georgia’s park of runaway trees
Crowds are flocking to visit a new botanical wonderland that stands as testimony to the sway the billionaire chairman of the country’s ruling party holds over the nation.
Aug 19, 2020
Fighting COVID in Kyrgyzstan: Dog fat, ginger and bloodletting
Some of the purported cures spreading on social media are dangerous.
Aug 13, 2020
Watching Kyrgyzstan’s coronavirus crisis: A photographer’s journal
Eurasianet’s Kyrgyzstan-based photojournalist Danil Usmanov has for weeks been watching his country’s unfolding coronavirus crisis. In this essay, he describes some of his observations.
Jul 31, 2020
Dashboard: Coronavirus in Eurasia - July
Archived reports from July 2020 on how the pandemic has upended life in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
Jul 31, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Will fury around Askarov death end up signifying nothing?
The activist’s death in prison reflects poorly on the substantial investments that the international community has made into overhauling Kyrgyzstan’s notoriously selective and corrupt justice system.
Jul 29, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Viral videos spark fresh conversation on xenophobia
The footage has generated much online outrage.
Jul 23, 2020
Women are being forced to give birth ‘alone’, in post-lockdown Armenia and Ukraine
Across Eurasia, women have reported mistreatment that defies World Health Organization guidelines – and national policies.
Jul 18, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Volunteers play heroic role in battle against COVID-19
On top of the exhausting work, stresses are compounded by having to reject heartbreaking requests.
Photos by Danil Usmanov
Jul 17, 2020
Pneumonia fudge hiding scale of Central Asia's coronavirus emergency
Doctors in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are growing angry at what they see as little more than a face-saving, statistical trick.
Jul 16, 2020