Weekend Reading

A couple of new posts from around our blogs: Claire at kyrgyzstan.neweurasia.net has posted a comprehensive news roundup, covering the main stories in Kyrgyzstan these days. For all of you that need a little familiarisation with political events in the country, this is a must-read. Olesya at uzbekistan.neweurasia.net reports on gas shortages that seem to paralyse the Uzbek streets. However, Ali has another impression in the comments. Have your say. Speaking of gas, Rico over at turkmenistan.neweurasia.net says that the Ukraine is not paying the amount of money it owes the Turkmen government.

Roundup

Marianna has her latest Azerbaijan Election Watch online. In focus this time are continuing protests in Baku – protests that increasingly turned violent. Marianna has also a discussion going in the comments section. Olesya over at uzbekistan.neweurasia.net has posted on Uzbek-Russian relations. It seems that amidst EU sanctions and increasingly harsh rhetorics between the West and Uzbekistan, Russia is now becoming the country’s strategic ally. Rico of turkmenistan.neweurasia.net has put up two posts. The first one discusses recent dismissals due to the poor cotton harvest, a mass prisoners’ pardoning (some 65% percent of the prison population was sent home), as…

The neweurasia universe unfolds…

Olesya over at uzbekistan.neweurasia.net has commenced posting, putting up two entries related to youth and education in Uzbekistan. The first discusses new regulations keeping students away from conferences that are co-sponsored by international organisations. The other post points us at the latest UN’s World Youth Report and informs about the Uzbek government’s practice of sending students to work in the cotton fields – taken if they can’t pay the bribe to evade the “service to the Motherland”. Claire over at kyrgyzstan.neweurasia.net posted her opening and calls for interested co-bloggers. You can contact Claire using information provided here. Rico has posted…

Homebase, what is this?

Welcome to the neweurasia blog homebase. While we’re still busy setting up our nascent project (mostly technical work), there is already activity on many of our country blogs Turkmenistan: Rico over at http://turkmenistan.neweurasia.net has commenced posting last week. His two posts shed light on a recent dismissal from President Nyazov’s (or Turkmenbashi) cabinet and the state of the Turkmen gas production. Kazakhstan Joel and I have started working on this country blog yesterday. The posts have so far covered recent attacks on independent press as well as election-related news. Kazakhstan holds a presidential ballot in December. Georgia Joel has posted…