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2020: Eurasianet’s year in review
To each their own annus horribilis.
Dec 28, 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
Kazakhstan to start Sputnik V vaccinations early next year
Trials for a domestically developed QazCovid-in vaccine are not expected to be completed until March.
Dec 4, 2020
Kazakhstan’s independent media losing advertising battle with bloggers, influencers
The government will help outlets that publish its propaganda.
Nov 20, 2020
Kazakhstan: Nearly half of ventilators bought for COVID-19 defective
Numbers of coronavirus cases has seen a sharp surge recently.
Nov 19, 2020
Kazakhstan: Former health minister arrested
The healthcare sector has been embroiled in corruption scandals for years.
Nov 3, 2020
Kazakhstan: Avian flu kills nearly 1 million poultry
The die-off has caused a shortage of meat and eggs in markets.
Oct 21, 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
Kazakhstan: Classes continue in remote format
Parents are pleading for relief from their kids learning from home, however.
Sep 10, 2020
Kazakhstan’s war on coronavirus fake news underwhelms
Confusion and contradiction are at the heart of the government’s counter-disinformation strategy.
Aug 28, 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
Kazakhstan: Too close for comfort in the age of coronavirus
Officials concede their exhortations to maintain social distance have had little impact.
Aug 17, 2020
Kazakhstan: Authorities see COVID-19 improvement, but tighten restrictions
The lockdown regime was rolled over until mid-August.
Aug 4, 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
Kazakhstan: Pink lake threatened by lockdown-weary visitors
Sightseers were pillaging the lake for mementoes.
Jul 21, 2020