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· February, 2014

Stories about Tajikistan from February, 2014

28 February 2014

“A Trip He Will Not Forget”: Russian Man Flies to Tajikistan By Mistake

A young man did not check his ticket before departure and arrived in Tajikistan's Kurgan-Tyube instead of Russia's Kurgan.

25 February 2014

Tajik Court Fines Journalist for Calling Docile Intellectuals ‘Shit’

A journalist who quoted Vladimir Lenin in criticizing state-appointed, docile intellectuals in Tajikistan has been ordered by court to pay over 6,000 US dollars in "moral damage".

24 February 2014

“We Are Not an Anomaly or Disease”: Gay Bloggers Speak Up in Tajikistan

Social media is enabling Tajikistan's gay community to speak up against widespread homophobic attitudes. These attitudes, however, are quite sticky.

20 February 2014

“They Fell Our Souls and Memory”: Felling of Trees Draws Anger in Tajikistan

Whenever the authorities in Dushanbe launch a redevelopment project, they start by felling trees. Over the last decade, Tajikistan's capital has lost thousands of trees.

14 February 2014

“Celebrating Valentine's Day Is a Direct Way to Hell” in Tajikistan

Popular among younger people in cities, Valentine's Day struggles to gain broader acceptance in Tajikistan.

11 February 2014

“Vegetarianism Equals Evil” in Tajikistan

A foreigner tweeting under @onlytajikistan tells about Tajik food and about the way the country has changed him from a vegetarian to meat eater.

Tajik Team at Olympics Opening Ceremony Included a Russian “Tourist”

7 February 2014

Russian Commentator Mistakes Uzbekistan for Tajikistan at Olympics Opening Ceremony

A renowned Russian sports commentator mistook Uzbekistan's national team for that of Tajikistan in a live broadcast from the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

4 February 2014

Tajikistan Is “Besieged by Snow”

A massive snow storm has caused a nightmare for hundreds of thousands of people in Tajikistan.

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