4:50 pm - Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan

(Source: National Geographic)

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A Chechen woman dances with a rebel fighter in the centre of Grozny September 6 [1996], celebrating the fifth anniversary of the declaration of Chechen independence and what they hope is the end of the bitter 20-month war with Russia. Chechen separatist leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev said Friday that President Boris Yeltsin’s health was a problem for Russia but not for Chechnya which he considers an independent state.

The First Chechen War, the culmination of escalating tensions between the Soviet Union and the independence-minded people of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (who, upon their official split from the USSR in 1993, renamed their de facto independent state the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria), came to a deafening conclusion at the Battle of Grozny. Although theirs was the winning side, between 50,000 and 100,000 Chechen civilians and 17,000 Chechen soldiers are estimated to have perished in the conflict—this in comparison to the 161 Russian civilians and nearly 6,000 Russian soldiers who lost their lives.

thisiscaucasian:

A Chechen woman dances with a rebel fighter in the centre of Grozny September 6 [1996], celebrating the fifth anniversary of the declaration of Chechen independence and what they hope is the end of the bitter 20-month war with Russia. Chechen separatist leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev said Friday that President Boris Yeltsin’s health was a problem for Russia but not for Chechnya which he considers an independent state.

The First Chechen War, the culmination of escalating tensions between the Soviet Union and the independence-minded people of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (who, upon their official split from the USSR in 1993, renamed their de facto independent state the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria), came to a deafening conclusion at the Battle of Grozny. Although theirs was the winning side, between 50,000 and 100,000 Chechen civilians and 17,000 Chechen soldiers are estimated to have perished in the conflict—this in comparison to the 161 Russian civilians and nearly 6,000 Russian soldiers who lost their lives.

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veryleast:

From “The People of Moscow.”

veryleast:

From “The People of Moscow.”

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everythingcentralasia:

Eid Al-Fitr celebration in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. (x)

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11:54 pm - Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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silkroadgourmet:

Woman hand weaving ikat silk in the traditional manner
There is only one workshop left in Margilan, Uzbekistan in the Ferghana Valley that does this work by hand.

silkroadgourmet:

Woman hand weaving ikat silk in the traditional manner

There is only one workshop left in Margilan, Uzbekistan in the Ferghana Valley that does this work by hand.

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1:21 pm - Sat, Jul 26, 2014
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tagong-boy:

Azerbaijan - Georgia Boder
"Balaken" (Azerbaijan)
"Matsimi / Lagodekhi" (Georgia)

1) Georgian-Azerbaijan border
ქართულ აზერბაჯანული საზღვარი
Грузия-Азербайджан граница
Photo by longdistancer

2) Balaken Boyuk Qafaz (Azerbaijan)
Photo by Chingiz30

3) Balakən (Azerbaijan) -Boder Gate?-
Photo by Sabit Tagiyev

4) “Matsimi” (Lagodekhi, Georgia)
Photo by GeoLavro

5 & 6) Lagodekhi (Georgia)
Photo by levanigogoladze

7) bus station, lagodekhi, georgia
Photo by warwass

Panoramino on Google Earth



■ アゼルバイジャンとグルジアの国境
・バラカン(アゼルバイジャン)
http://az.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balak%C9%99n

・ラゴデヒ(グルジア)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagodekhi

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alicerei:

Четыре года в Дагестане глазами фотокорреспондента «Огонька»

http://www.kommersant.ru/gallery/2447932#id=1017603

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warkadang:

AFGHANISTAN. 1964-1977. Pashtun women and girls wearing traditional clothes/jewelry.

Photographs by Roland and Sabrina Michaud. 

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12:10 pm - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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Tuaregs in Mali, 1974.

Tuaregs in Mali, 1974.

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