If the vote succeeds as expected, veteran leader Emomali Rahmon will be able to establish what amounts to a political dynasty.
About 19,000 ethnic Russians left during the first nine months of 2015, reports say.
Free speech case brings out Astana’s uneasiness over rising nationalism in both the Kazakh and Russian communities.
The region badly needs new investment as Russian money flees. Yet significant cooperation with Iran is years away.
The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.