Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Dagestan, Game of Thrones, and a Gorbachev adviser: a Russian afternoon in London

Russia has its own Commonwealth, administered by the Rossotrudnichestvo state agency, with a UK office just off Kensington High Street. Upstairs to the first floor, through a door and a group are registering with a young woman and a laptop. … Continue reading

Posted in London, Russia, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Made in Britain – actually made in China with smuggled Central Asian materials, finishing touches in the UK: cashmere’s long road to our high streets and supermarkets

UK retailers are selling cheap clothes made in China from cashmere smuggled out of Central Asia, a leading academic has claimed. Dr Carol Kerven, Research Fellow at Imperial College London, said that supermarket cashmere sweaters that peel or ‘bobble’ shortly … Continue reading

Posted in Central Asia, China | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Osh Bazaar, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A charming market trader poses in the meat section; note the Soviet-era mural

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment