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.
Why Georgia Reminds Me of Scarlett O'Hara
“Scary Azeri” on her first first trip to Georgia – is it really more beautiful than Azerbaijan?
Am I Too Azeri for the TikTok Dance Generation?
Standing like that, with no inhibitions, not at all intimidated or worried about looking ridiculous- which in fact, she for sure did – who can do this
The Origin of the Name "Shusha"
In folk etymology, Shusha comes from ‘Shisha,’ a word for “glass” in local languages. This is thought to symbolize the startling purity of the fresh local air. It’s a pleasing myth.
The Caspian’s Culinary Kaleidoscope
This is truly a region where home-grown culinary traditions remain paramount.