not just a pretty place

travelling beyond beaches, photo ops and flexible principles

Tag: post-communism

Women’s rights in Azerbaijan: no need to be euphoric

Azerbaijan granted women the right to vote in 1918 – as the first Muslim-majority country and one of the first…

Albania: poor but plenty of Mercedes

Communists ruled Albania from the mid-1940s to the early 1990s. At first, they were friends with Yugoslavia, then with the…

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