Molla Nasreddin - the Man and the Magazine
Despite riding one of the most turbulent periods of Caucasian history, the Molla Nasreddin magazine remained relevant thanks to its bold sense of social conscience. It highlighted the hypocrisy of the Muslim clergy, the inequality of women, the imposed backwardness of the poor due to inadequate education and the unreasonable disdain of the Russified intelligentsia towards all things Azerbaijani.
The Azerbaijani Civic Nation: a Diaspora-based Language Education Initiative for Azerbaijani-Turks in Iran
Kazakh TikTokers Conquer the World, Incite Suspicion at Home
The world’s most popular TikTok house is in Almaty. Not all locals are happy about it.
The Dagestani Writer Who Isn't Afraid to Tackle Russia's Social Ills
Alisa Ganieva's ability to unflinchingly examine the problems of Russian society in her novels has found a large audience. Whether it's a politician's unexplained death or stereotypes about Dagestanis, there are few topics the 35-year-old won't touch.
Sari Gelin - Who Does it Really Belong To?
Rediscovering the folk song whose melody bridges cultures in a divided region.