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Feasting and toasting have long been an integral part of Georgia’s cultural identity. But shifting priorities mean that Georgians are redefining the custom of banquets, known as supras.
In a plain single-story house in a northeastern suburb of Almaty, Pastor
Vasiliy Shegay brings his flock of about 50 followers to their feet in
song and prayer on a late Sunday morning. An...
On a chilly morning recently, workers in Ulaanbaatar dislodged Mongolia’s last statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin from the downtown plinth where it had stood since 1954. A small group watched...
A rusty and dilapidated century-old manganese mine is emerging as a focal point of spreading labor discontent in Georgia. A trade union leader blames the libertarian economic reform approach taken...
Uzbekistan gets a bad rap for its repressive government and dysfunctional economy. But the landscape can still take one’s breath away, as Japanese photographer Ikuru Kuwajima found during his...
Georgia has long been associated with the traditions of winemaking, song and dance. But the South Caucasus nation can also lay claim to a rich legacy in martial arts.
Ask anyone selling just about anything in Tajikistan’s lonely eastern outpost of Murgab where they got it, and odds are they’re going to give the same answer: Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
In late fall of 1944, Muhabat Mamedova recalls, she got married and moved to her husband’s village in south-central Georgia. She planned to live her whole life there. Yet, within a few weeks, she...
The bulbous brass samovar on a table in the Tatar-Turkish village of Osmaniye is definitely not a historic relic. Nearly 120 years after its arrival in Turkey from Russia, villagers say it is one...
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