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Visual Stories

Tajikistan’s kandakori – a millennial craft keeps going strong

For more than a millennium, craftsmen in Central Asia have been carving...

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan shuttle trade booms, but for how long?

In late June, the Dostuk crossing on the border between Kyrgyzstan and...

Ra-Si-Ya: How Kyrgyzstan supported Russia in the World Cup

On July 7, Russia faced Croatia in the soccer World Cup quarterfinals.  Most...

Russian-speaking LGBT activists paint a rainbow in New York

On a hot, humid May afternoon in New York’s Russian-speaking neighborhood, some...

Armenians mark genocide anniversary, but this year the mood is lighter

The day after Armenians celebrated one of the most joyful days in...

Armenia's leader resigns amid peaceful mass protests

Armenia's longtime leader stepped down April 23, toppled by an overwhelming wave...

Armenia's Sargsyan appointed PM as protestors declare "velvet revolution"

Armenia’s National Assembly voted overwhelmingly to install Serzh Sargsyan as prime minister...

Heavy metal fights to survive, and bridge communities, in the Caucasus

In a damp, dimly lit tunnel underneath Tbilisi, a singer, clad in...

Easter in Georgia: Making the perfect paska

The sweet, pungent aroma of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves hangs in...

Kyrgyzstan: In Kazarman, nothing gold can stay

The language of gold-making spills easily from people’s mouths in Kazarman. Every...