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Karakalpakstan

Karakalpakstan: At least 18 people were killed and 243 wounded during last week’s government crackdown on protests in Uzbekistan’s autonomous province of Karakalpakstan. The protests had broken out in response to the government’s plan to restrict the region’s long-held autonomy. The name Karakalpakstan is derived from the Karakalpak people, an ethnic minority group of around […]

Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad: As the Russia-Ukraine conflict rages on, the spotlight is on Kaliningrad, Russia’s westernmost region. Russia has warned Lithuania of serious consequences after it banned the rail transfer of some goods to the Russian territory of Kaliningrad. Last week, the Lithuanian authorities announced they would ban goods subject to EU sanctions from passing through their […]