For more than a millennium, the city of Bukhara, in what is now Uzbekistan, had been home to one of the biggest Jewish communities in Asia. But their numbers have dwindled after decades of Soviet rule.
For the Lyuli people of Central Asia, women are the traditional breadwinners, trying to feed their families. Some are bucking centuries-old traditions.
An Uzbek migrant has issued an unusual appeal to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev while driving around the Russian capital with the body of his deceased brother in a wooden crate.