Tag: Soviet Union

Amid Oil Fields, Through Misty Clouds, A Life in Azerbaijan Flourishes

Amid Oil Fields, Through Misty Clouds, A Life in Azerbaijan Flourishes
Finding Mehriban A couple of months ago, at my monthly writers lunch, a friend told me her son had recently spent time in Azerbijian and had made a number of friends there. Graciously, she offered to help me connect with one of them. Thank you, Sammi and Kevin, for putting me in touch with Mehriban,... Read more »

Kosovo: A Troubling History Gives Way to Independence and a New Identity

Kosovo: A Troubling History Gives Way to Independence and a New Identity
My earliest knowledge of Kosovo goes back to the Kosovo Conflict of 1998-1999, when nightly television reports showed NATO forces bombing the region in order to stop the ethnic cleansing of Albanians by Serbs. A tragic history that was poignantly told in the short film, Shok.¬†Last month, I wrote two posts on this¬†Oscar-nominated film, which... Read more »