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· January, 2014

Stories about Tajikistan from January, 2014

‘Good Girls’ Don't Use Social Media Sites in Tajikistan

“There Are No Other Problems” in Tajikistan Besides Name Games

“Real Patriots Choose Patriotic Names” in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, a person's name is no longer a private matter. Officials insist that a name is an indication of the degree of patriotism of its bearer.

New Year's Eve is Past but Debates Continue in Tajikistan

Goodbye Alexandros Petersen, Prodigious Guide to China in Central Asia

On January 17, a Taliban suicide bomb attack killed sixteen people at a Kabul restaurant. Among them was Alexandros Petersen, an enlightening commentator on Eurasian affairs and a riveting storyteller.

Online Petition to Stop Torture in Tajikistan

“It Has Become Hard to Breathe”: Tajikistan's Capital Gets a Coal Plant… and Hazardous Dust

As Dushanbe's new coal-fired power plant begins to supply electricity, rising levels of coal dust set off alarm bells in the city.

Hero or No Hero? Opinions Split Over Jailed Tajik Tycoon

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