Flashbacks: CABAR School of Analitycs 2019 moments (video) 23.04.19

From 15 to 21 April 2019 analytical platform, with the support of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Central Asia and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, organized the Second Program for young experts from Central Asia within its School of Analytics. More than 20 young researchers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated in the program. (more…)

Life on Hills near Dushanbe 05.04.19

Dushanbe is surrounded by hills and mountains with thousands of residents on three sides. However, unlike the centre of the capital, where new elite houses arise in place of old ones, the outskirts of the city have more deplorable situation.


Nur-Sultan (Astana) – the City of Contrasts 01.04.19

After billion-dollar investments the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), has rapidly turned into a modern developing city. For 21 years of existence, it has changed beyond recognition. In chase of improvement of the capital, it’s outskirts remain neglected.


Settlements of Bishkek: “Born in Dirt”

In the last 30 years, about 50 new settlements have emerged near Bishkek. Many problems related to construction of roads, schools, infrastructure, street lighting, drinking water supply are still unsolved there.


Tajikistan: The Life of the smallest Orthodox community in Central Asia 01.03.19

According to the report of the international organization “Open Doors“, there are 61.7 thousand Christians in Tajikistan, who account to 0.7% of the total population of the country. Most of them, 72.1%, are Orthodox. While this number includes all of those who consider themselves to belong to this confession, there are only about 500 permanent church parishioners. (more…)

Dushanbe: From Soviet Past Towards Elite Future

Natalia Lee 26.01.19

The capital of Tajikistan is rapidly developing upward, losing the oriental charm, yet attaining luxury gloss.

The Glitter and Poverty of the Capital of Georgia

Natalia Lee 15.11.18

The ancient part of Tbilisi may not contain high-rise buildings, so it contains mainly two-three-storey buildings. Carved balconies and terraces with oriental motifs interweave with European architecture, while narrow streets seem to remain unchanged since the Middle Ages. The key touristic places look beautiful and well-cared-for, but the ancient town has many collapsing and ramshackle buildings and structures. Both high-rise buildings and unusual futuristic projects made of glass and steel can be seen outside the historical part of the city.

The history of the last synagogue in Tajikistan 13.11.18

In Jewish community of Tajikistan’s synagogue in Dushanbe, traditional for Jews Sabbath service has not been held for 5 years.

Kara-Bak: Market Connecting People from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Traditionally, the market is open only on Thursdays – due to its convenient geographical location, residents from both Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan come here to trade and shop.

A Day at the Largest Market of Fergana Valley

The “Kara-Suu” market of Osh region is one of the largest in Kyrgyzstan. Here, more than five thousand people work for living.