· March, 2006

Stories about Tajikistan from March, 2006

Tajikistan: Religious legislation

  25 March 2006

Amira over at The Golden Road to Samarqand reports that although not a frequent sight, there seems to be agreement between Muslims, Christians and Jews over rejecting new legislation that would severely limit religious practice.

Central Asia: Visual delights

  25 March 2006

On The Registan, CXW has found one of the best ever online photo galleries featuring the works of Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig who has travelled extensively throughout the region.

Central Asia: Opinion polls

  25 March 2006

James of neweurasia posts the excerpts of a seminar on public opinion polls in Central Asia in general, and Tajikistan in particular. The results reveal some very interesting tendencies.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  21 March 2006

Lunch – by Dushanbe Pictures, Erik Petersson, 2006 With that fresh portion of Tajik plov on your plate, we bid you welcome to the latest roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. First off, apologies for the delay in presenting this week's edition...

Central Asia: Happy Nawruz!

  21 March 2006

Ataman Rakin wishes “Happy Nawruz” and gives some background information on the festivities that are celebrated in all Central Asian states.

Central Asia: Snow Leopards

  16 March 2006

James of neweurasia says that economic incentives may be behind the rise in Central Asia's snow leopard population. Their numbers, though, are still dangerously low.

Tajikistan: Economic Education

  14 March 2006

“Tajik Boy” writes that he hopes that Tajik educators currently in the US learning about the delivery of economics education pick up valuable skills to bring back to Tajikistan.

Central Asia: Navruz

  13 March 2006

The Golden Road to Samarqand notes that Navruz is on its way and looks at the different ways that the holiday is celebrated in Central Asia.

Silk Road: Sogdians in China

  13 March 2006

Musing Under the Tenement Palm blogs about Sogdians, the builders of Bokhara and Samarkand, who spoke Persian and plied the Silk Route through Central Asia and into China for 15 centuries. They show up quite extensively in Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) records recently unearthed in a Turpan burial site.

Central Asia: Social Change

  10 March 2006

Columbia's Harriman Institute held a conference on assessing social change in Central Asia today. Musing Under The Tenement Palm liveblogged the sessions (keep scrolling down).

Central Asia: Evangelical Missionaries

  8 March 2006

Amira at The Golden Road to Samarqand writes about Christian evangelicals in Central Asia, and pleas for more understanding and respect among both missionaries and local governments and societies.

Tajikistan: Institutional Care

  3 March 2006

“night_eulen” says that the plan to build a new orphanage for disabled children in Tajikistan has some troubling aspects.

Central Asia: Missionaries

  2 March 2006

Ataman Rakin discusses the work of Christian missionaries in Central Asia and how it creates divisions and resentments in society.

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