Former USSR

Happy Birthday to Tajikistan!

Tajik young women during Navrūz (Persian New Year). They are holding sprouting plants which symbolize rebirth.


Happy Birthday to Uzbekistan!

Uzbek newlywed couple. *Photo from Wikipedia September 1 is Independence Day, celebrates the independence of U


Happy Birthday to Kyrgyzstan!

Kyrgyz family in a region of Kyrgyzstan. *Photo from Wikipedia August 31 is Independence Day, celebrates the i


Happy Birthday to Moldova!

Central market in Chișinău, the capital and largest city of Moldova. *Photo from Wikipedia August 27 is Indepe


Happy Birthday to Ukraine!

Hopak, a Ukrainian folk dance. *Photo from Wikipedia August 24 is Independence Day of Ukraine. It is celebrate


Happy Birthday to Belarus!

Minsk, the capital and largest city of Belarus. *Photo from Wikipedia July 3 is Belarus’ Independence Da


Happy Birthday to Georgia!

Open air cafes in Old Tbilisi. Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia. *Photo from Wikipedia M


Dance like yourself.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to:   Elina Kalita (Ukraine)