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Visual Stories

A Portrait of Tajikistan’s Distant, Unloved Highlands

A sign above the entrance to the local highways department office in...

Kyrgyzstan’s Diaspora: An evening of Music and Conversation

The Kyrgyz are among the smallest and newest Central Asian diasporas to...

Kyrgyzstan's Popular Bazaar Stricken By Blaze

A blaze broke out on January 30 at a popular bazaar in...

Georgia’s Communists, With Chinese Help, Fight to Preserve Stalin’s Press

Deep in Tbilisi’s Avlabari district sits an old, derelict wooden house. Beneath...

Armenian Community in Jerusalem Shrinks, But Perseveres

Late at night in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a small...

Kyrgyzstan: The Quiet Success of an Islamic Woman’s Group

Every week, hundreds of women trickle in and out of Dilyarom Hamrakulova’s...

Karabakh: Syrian Refugees Flee One War Zone for Another

About 20,000 Syrian refugees have settled in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh since the...

Kyrgyzstan: Surge of Piety Turning Town Into Alcohol-Free Zone

There was a time when Aravan, a bazaar town in a dusty...

Ukraine: Saakashvili’s Return Sets Stage for Sovereignty Crisis

Mikheil Saakashvili came to power in his native Georgia in 2003 when...

Joy Greets Reopening of Key Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Crossing

On  September 6, the Dostuk border crossing between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan fully...