Category Archives: Tajikistan

Trespassing Modernities – Post-Stalinist Soviet Architecture

Here at Steppe we have a great passion for the Soviet architecture of the Central Asian states. As an expression of the progress of thought, whether state or personal, this architecture is a real eye opener, and is rightly, finally, […]

Nowruz Mubarak!

A guest post from Audrey Jannin who lives in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Mahbuba lives near the Zelyoni bazaar. Last year, she was responsible for preparing the sumalak for her mahalla (neighborhood). Sumalak is not just a simple brown wheatgerm soup but […]

At the Crossroads: Contemporary Art from the Caucasus and Central Asia

If you’re up on your Uzbek Usmanov’s, you may well have heard of Alisher Usmanov – the billionaire steel magnate who has successfully diversified into telecommunications and new media, including a clever purchase of facebook shares that, it seems, netted […]