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Diana and Klaas: 46.802500, 21.659400
Airat and Zhenya: 55.790017, 49.116491
Erischat: 55.760419, 49.190294
Iskander: 56.131174, 47.245482
Alexander: 53.198476, 50.114242
Sergey: 56.326790, 44.005990
Aislu: 55.772140, 48.658950
Sergey: 48.827833, 44.142189
Lenachka: 48.714649, 44.521499
Anya and Ksusha: 48.782102, 44.777984
Barzani: 51.530018, 46.034685
Nikita: 54.310759, 48.364277
Hamzat and Khambek: 43.343902, 46.095871
Caucasian dancing troupe: 44.041084, 43.066663
Romualdas: 55.710121, 21.130698
Hate fascism and love the tsars: wacky war songs on the Ob river: 62.905227, 65.242310
A Russian\'s peculiar love for Germany: 55.771510, 37.595434
On Russian beauty salons and German geologists: 61.254033, 73.396399
On Tibetans in Russia and Buddhist fertility advice for ageing Soviet pop stars: 46.304979, 44.268645
On Chechen brothers and Russian superstition: 48.802205, 44.725479
On young Kalmyk entrepreneurship: 46.314059, 44.245583
On Chechen terrorists, good old times and today\'s ignorant youth: 44.780533, 44.163355
Albert and the giant berries: 44.476519, 43.940918
Sasha: 45.338311, 44.720490
Arab student life in Russia and the offshoots of Soviet internationalism: 48.708656, 44.514203
Patriotic education and the pride of the victors: 48.709495, 44.516153
On Kalmyks in China and Russia: 46.313828, 44.257413
Zula: 46.305053, 44.260846
From the Donbass to the Caucasus: 44.039829, 43.072760
Loving chess and Stalin - despite everything: 46.305082, 44.263996
On working in the far north and returning home: 44.042127, 43.096012
On Poles in the former USSR: 43.933638, 42.729303
On Yazidi techno and a painful past: 44.020472, 43.055420
On social pressure and a road tragedy: 43.674411, 43.537525
Kidnapping Caucasian style: 43.905608, 42.713347
On shameless bathing and radioactivity: 44.032584, 43.102879
On reckless driving and inter-ethnic bitching: 43.483583, 43.605503
The old and the new Grozny: 43.317618, 45.697025
On war and on trying to forget about it: 43.345588, 46.105579
On Chechen warrior culture, multiple wives and homophobia: 42.734992, 45.576998
On Chechen wedding traditions and nephews working in Moscow: 43.346686, 46.112286
On exile and home, war and peace: 43.343191, 46.112286
On shattered dreams of freedom: 42.869825, 45.691042
On Chechens mining gold in Siberia: 42.837307, 45.676426
On war crimes in the Chechen mountains: 42.851236, 45.647587
A villager’s life shaped by the horrors of the Chechen wars: 42.825154, 45.643307
On personality cult and the role of a female museum guide in Grozny: 43.318117, 45.657200
Miami Beach in the Chechen mountains: 42.687416, 45.548710
Demonstrating against Georgian Police violence and the Russian government: 41.696977, 44.798904
\'I am here to support the Georgians\': 41.660174, 44.899830
The European dream: 41.730603, 44.844212
Coming for clubbing from NYC to Tbilisi: 41.669424, 44.735035
A love-hate relationship with Russia: 42.515908, 41.830524
When you cannot go home because Georgia has beef with Putin: 42.386377, 41.577839
How borders still divide families in Europe: 42.485298, 41.865383
1 Khinkali dumpling in 2 bites, or the pleasures of Georgian cuisine: 41.672194, 43.149078
Orthodoxy vs. liberalism and relations with Russia: 41.388143, 43.301239
On Greeks in the former USSR and parties with Mikhail Saakashvili: 41.691373, 45.576782
Lika and Salome: 41.720593, 44.846191
Memories of Stalin’s Great Terror and the songs of German POWs: 42.287063, 43.272400
Orthodox traditions vs. LGBTQ and technoculture: 41.668244, 44.813370
A Georgian tank gunner on fighting the Russian army and the Taliban: 41.683733, 44.743332
Loving Stalin \'the wise and strong leader\': 41.992415, 44.104065
Emigrating because of war - returning for techno: 41.719184, 44.625229
Discussing Nietzsche and Hermann Hesse at the night club: 41.787825, 44.875168
From mass-produced Soviet wine to international premium product from Georgia: 41.684912, 45.703674
Georgian literature, #spendyoursummeringeorgia and a yellow card for Ivanishvili: 41.623373, 44.854568
Nostalgia for the Soviet Union and decaying industrial behemoths: 42.099878, 43.040451
Inspired by Tarkovsky and Tbilisi nightlife: 41.721439, 44.902634
From war with Russia to Brazil for love: 41.638975, 44.748825
Salome: 41.742243, 44.638962

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