Tajiks welcome the start of a new year with mass festivities.
The transition is not working well for people in more isolated areas.
Legislation reverses former Soviet model of state control over energy industry.
Kyrgystan’s membership of a Moscow-led trading bloc has softened the blow for its citizens, but Uzbeks and Tajiks are clearly suffering.
Few survivors speak out and convictions for such abuses are rare.
Fears that prohibitions will lead women to seek illegal procedures that could be extremely dangerous.
Alliance may be a sign of future challenges to Armenia’s democratic development.
Exotic beasts are often displayed in restaurants or kept by wealthy elites as a status symbol.
Global Voices: Europe/Eurasia
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.