Many experts see institution as having played an active role in the ongoing conflict.
Giving lectures from the trenches, one sociologist combines military service with academia.
Geopolitics and lack of long-term vision threaten the country’s food security.
Ministry of labour and social affairs promotes alternative to placing vulnerable young people in orphanages or children’s homes.
Volunteer medical centre can provide everything from dressings to surgery.
“We are incredibly happy; we love our life, our country and this city."
Experts believe that Moscow is now aiming to divert resources, given the heavy costs of its ongoing invasion.
Fresh prohibitions have crushed hopes that newly appointed 40-year-old president Serdar Berdymukhamedov would pursue a more enlightened path.
"Sometimes, the pounding from the bombs is so hard, it feels like the house is dancing."
Survivor describes heavy bombing, food shortages and intense loneliness of the siege.