May 08, 2020
Kyrgyzstan’s Forgotten Role in World War II
By David Prentice
In total, around 365,000 Kyrgyz were mobilized by the Soviet Union to fight against Nazi Germany.
December 24, 2016
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
By Catherine Putz
The USSR’s collapse; don’t say ‘colony’; hope for an Uzbek glasnost; and more. Recommended reads.
February 08, 2016
The Weird Case of the Uzbek Language
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Central Asia's history under the Soviet Union resulted in distorted nomenclature and language across the region.