Stories about Tajikistan from January, 2008
Vadim says that Tajikistan is going to have more problems with electricity supply in the beginning of February.
Vadim reports that Uzbekistan is limiting supplies of natural gas to the already freezing Tajikistan because of big debt.
Despite the fact that the long-awaited hydropower station Sangtuda-1 in Tajikistan has been launched, the population still does not feel the changes. It is worth of mentioning that only the first (out of four) turbines was launched and the other three will be on till the end of this year....
Vadim translates an excerpt from a news report about a baby who died in a hospital because of electricity cut-off in Tajikistan amidst continuing energy defivit in the country.
Vadim reports that because of the cold classes in secondary schools were cancelled by teachers, but not by the Ministry of Education. At the same time, he opines that teachers should keep on working, as not going to school will not save students from getting cold-related diseases because most of...
There seems to be more and more posts on xenophobia in the Russian blogosphere. Many are written by xenophobes, while some are written about them. Below are two recent examples of xenophobia blogging.
Joshua Foust reviews the curious saga of Talco, an aluminum plant in Tajikistan that may have been caught in some sort of predatory arrangement with Hydro, a massive state-owned Norwegian mining interest.
Vadim reports that energy monopolists in Tajikistan have again increased prices for gas and electricity by 50 and 20 percent respectively, causing aggravation of the sector's difficult situation that had been initially caused by energy deficit.
Jamiyat says that according to the Russian news agency Regnum reports that there were 356 deaths of immigrants from Tajikistan reported in 2007. Just to compare: There were about 450 US casualties reported in the Afghanistan campaign.
Joshua Foust reviews one of the rolling problems facing Tajikistan — the role of water as a power source and as a regular resource, and looks closer at the project of Nurek hydroelectric power plant that to address Tajikistan’s electricity shortages.
Vadim has some pictures of a new museum in the center of Khujand, the second largest city of Tajikistan. The museum has been built on the ruins of an old fortress.
Vadim reports that the mayor of Dushanbe has put a ban on celebration of New Year holiday and Independence Day on the main square of the capital.