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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
Memories of the 2008 war with Russia, Soviet army service and the best mineral water in the world: 41.986608, 44.109687
On Georgian winemaking: 41.678348, 45.593811
A family of Stalin guides: 41.970237, 44.126038
A young Georgian doctor: 41.669963, 44.831223
Zurab: 41.715654, 44.797131
Tio: 41.713546, 44.864182
On deserting the army to go see your mum and getting bailed out by a Soviet general: 41.501841, 43.481415
Salome: 41.690476, 44.820923
Blockchain gold rush in the Caucasus mountains: how Georgia became the world’s most crypto-friendly country: 41.694680, 44.826416
Mountain and techno tourism as a promise to the youth of Northwest Georgia: 42.467412, 41.867661
A young Russian expat’s love for Georgia: 41.719491, 44.780411
Turning an old Soviet factory into a modern creative hub: 41.737760, 44.743469
The transnational post-Soviet lifestyle: 41.721746, 44.743332
Georgian design and a patriotic tattoo: 41.697141, 44.822983
9 November 1989 for an East German teacher: Making apple pie for kids from West-Berlin and the end of Stasi persecution: 52.629875, 13.318314
A former Stasi victim who did not celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall: 52.550482, 13.509407
Concentrating on the future in Germany rather than the past in Russia: 48.217461, 11.629911
The incredible family story of a woman from Tajikistan working as a cleaner in Germany: 48.089750, 11.612060
A Soviet military’s biography: moving around from Vladivostok to Leipzig and facing stinger rockets in Afghanistan: 53.901122, 28.017197
Hugging a column, walking in circles and kissing a black snake: an intro to Yazidi religious practices: 36.727823, 43.348206
The shrines of Lalish as a shelter for Yazidis who fled the horrors of ISIS: 36.737453, 43.347107
On German Yazidis, the “birthplace of civilisation” and a ban on wearing blue: 36.749311, 43.372101
On being threatened by ISIS and finding refuge in Germany: 36.731565, 43.342712
On escaping ISIS and guarding the holiest Yazidi shrine: 36.757976, 43.324860
Displaced in Sharya: 36.783703, 42.975838
The survivor of an ISIS massacre reunited with his mother in a refugee shelter: 36.790343, 42.971787
Healing the traumas of war and slavery: 36.760506, 43.360291
Being welcomed back into the Yazidi community after ISIS abuse: 36.792598, 42.916718
Saved by his family from an ISIS death squad: 36.794248, 42.916718
Kurdish girls on a school excursion: 37.080606, 43.523712
3 jobs and recurring wars: emigration as the last hope in a country in perpetual hardship: 37.021270, 42.763973
Yazidi love for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund: 36.795540, 42.913147
A fallen Yazidi defender of Sinjar: 36.741498, 43.337082
How a descendant of Moldovan holocaust survivors is dealing with her family’s trauma: 48.868165, 2.404667
Focusing on self-improvement instead of politics: 36.190095, 44.011780
Yazidi refugee kids: 36.785037, 42.903259
Keeping a Kalashnikov at your house, just in case: 36.784102, 42.926880
Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund in Kurdistan: 36.793780, 42.893921
Living on a giant rock: 37.091970, 43.487438
Sulaymaniya market: 35.557050, 45.442596
Persecuted by Saddam and ISIS: a Yazidi life caught up in the drama of Iraq\'s recent history: 36.784514, 42.968353
Kurdish student couple: 37.074327, 43.533463
From Iraq to Germany as a refugee and back: 35.534545, 45.471863
Yazidi mother and child: 36.786054, 42.971787
Yazidi kids: 36.785944, 42.969040
Returning home to contribute fighting ISIS: 36.194823, 43.999008
Yazidi refugees finding shelter in an abandoned swimming pool: 37.213998, 43.481689
Working at Saddam Hussein’s former mountain palace: 36.958415, 43.140701
Selling fruit for work and dressing like an English gentleman for leisure: 36.172248, 44.039017
Back from the UK to find your homeland attacked by ISIS and stifled by corruption: 36.496325, 43.417362
Rebuilding a Christian town after liberation from ISIS: 36.534176, 43.123246

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