The region’s most progressive democracy is failing to impress ordinary people.
Kyrgyz experts are reporting rising public disillusionment with politics after the country’s prime minister resigned after just 11 months in office – the average term served by all premiers since independence.
People cut off by the de facto border still want to visit cemeteries on the other side.
Georgians living in regions adjoining the breakaway territory of South Ossetia have once again been unable to pay their traditional Easter visit to the graves of loved ones buried across the administrative border.
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