Roman Kupka is a senior camera operator for RFE/RL.
An eerie wind is the only sound to be heard in a once-secret northern Kazakh town which used to be the hub of the Soviet nuclear weapons program.
A survivor of the 1988 chemical gas attack on the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja makes a remarkable journey back home to discover his lost family, his people, and himself.
Iraqi Kurds are struggling with the economic backlash that resulted from their controversial independence referendum.
Survivors of one of worst-ever gas attacks on civilians struggle with the toxic legacy of chemical weapons.
He was the only child in his family to survive Saddam Hussein's 1988 chemical-weapons attack on the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja. After being adopted in Iran, Zmnako Muhammad Ahmad has made the emotional journey back home to discover his roots.
In a remote desert near the border between Kazakhstan and China, a massive dry port has been built to develop overland routes for Chinese exports to markets in Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.