The former Soviet country has entered a new era. The new generations of millennials and Gen Zs have no
tight connection to Soviet times as the generations before them. The younger people and the people who
share their values are longing for freedom and changes in the dusty and sometimes archaic traditions and
attitudes of the past.
Feminism, human rights and environmental groups organize themselves make their voices heard in this
highly patriarchal and ultra-religious society. Dusty old misogynistic and oppressive traditions and attitudes
are crumbling and often clashing aggressively with the loud and rising voices of freedom and equality.