· November, 2007

Stories about Tajikistan from November, 2007

Tajikistan: Blast in the Dushanbe – Plot or Not?

  21 November 2007

Last week the bomb explosion frightened the whole population of Tajikistan, killing one person. As Josh Foust of Registan reports, early in the morning – at around 8 a.m., Dushanbe time, a poor street cleaner picked up a plastic bag, which exploded in his hands. It happened near the administrative...

Tajikistan: Doubts over Blast in Dushanbe

  15 November 2007

Vadim is skeptical about “terrorism roots” in the Dushanbe explosion. He alleges that the blast could be a political technique for restraining the dissatisfaction of the popuilation [ru].

Tajikistan: Blast in Dushanbe

  15 November 2007

Ian reflects on the news article about an explosion at the Palace of Unity in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikitsan, where a janitor, or maybe a security guard, set off a bomb that killed only himself.

Tajikistan: Examining the President

  8 November 2007

Vadim translates excerpts from the report on the results of a poll amongst the political experts of Tajikistan about President Rahmon’s policy during the past year.

Tajikistan: Travelogue Impressions

  3 November 2007

There is interesting story of an American woman who travels around Tajikistan and writes a travelogue. It seems like she is not really happy with the service in this country but she loves to talk to people and know about their life and traditions. In two days she had so...

Tajikistan: Arts and Culture

  3 November 2007

This week Firuz at Tajik-Tajik blog neweurasia shared the story of a handicraftsman from Istravshan (northern Tajikistan) who was involved in leather working since childhood and for almost 60 years. He inherited this skill from his father and his father from his father. This tradition is inherited from father to...

Tajikistan: Corruption and Energy

  3 November 2007

Perhaps the main discussion on the Tajik blogosphere this week was caused by the reports that the head of the new State Financial and Corruption Control Agency, Sherhon Salimov, only earns $300 USD a month, and that the salaries of others who work in this agency are even lower. This...

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