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Kyrgyzstan: A Goat’s Worst Nightmare

April 21, 2011


Kyrgyzstan is a weirdly wonderful place, but I don’t think it’s to everyone’s taste. It has been called a number of things – a Central Asian Switzerland, the real homeland of Santa Claus, the one democracy Central Asia has to offer. But it should really be called: “a goat’s worst nightmare”. Read on… Today news came […]

Kyrgyzstan’s doomed dogs and contraceptive cats

February 17, 2011


Those of you who lived in the USSR in 1989 might well remember when one of the biggest Soviet horror films was released. It was called Псы (psy, ‘dogs’), and was about a town in Central Asia – devoid of human life. In move a pack of abandoned blood-thirsty pooches. But then, the humans want […]

Iran lurking at the heart of Tahrir Square?

February 16, 2011


If you don’t know where Tahrir Square is, then you’ve probably had your head in a bag – at least since 25 January. One of Cairo’s central squares, Tahrir Square is of course where mass opposition protests recently led to the resignation of Egypt’s long-reigning president Hosni Mubarak. Fittingly – although find me a city […]