Latest posts by Adil Nurmakov from October, 2009
Musafirbek writes that leader of the Birdamlik movement in exile, Bakhodir Choriyev, is returning to Uzbekistan.
Aravanski reports that the Kyrgyzstan President announced extensive reforms in public administration system, including a massive reduction of the number of officials.
Michael Forster Rothbart offers a photo-essay about the Semipalatinsk Polygon in Kazakhstan, where the Soviet Union was testing its nuclear bombs.
Annasoltan writes about the problem of human trafficking in Turkmenistan against the background of persistent economic hardship, porous borders and the regime's attempts to demur and defer the issue.
Nick Fielding assumes that no-one except the insurgents would benefit from the re-run of presidential elections, because the whole election process is now mired by corruption allegations.
Vlad reports that Turkmenistan has taken to barring entry to Peace Corps volunteers, for reasons that remain utterly baffling.
Bilguun reports that after this year's coming of Louis Vuitton to Ulaan Baatar, the capital of Mongolia, next year is scheduled for opening of even more luxury brand stores, although they all will be competing for “the same 300 or so customers who can afford their products”.
KZBlog reports that a boxer from Kazakhstan, widely viewed as a future world champion, will meet again with his opponent after appealing against the last year's match result.
Michael Hancock reviews the recent story about a shootout in the Tajikistan's part of the Fergana Valley.
Kazakhstan’s bloggers continue to discuss topics of social relevance Last week, online discussions touched on various subjects. The blogger Lord-Fame was visited by tax authorities, who found his company to have an insufficient number of employees, below the “industry average” [ru] What moron came up with this rule? How stupid...
Vlad reports that Tajikistan has adopted legislation to downgrade the official status of the Russian language in a move that has reportedly had the country’s minorities up in arms.
Nick Fielding tells about a curious news in the Pakistan newspapers, which say that six women, all members of the Jordanian royal family, are due to be handed over to the Jordanian Embassy in Islamabad tomorrow following the death of their husbands in a Coalition airstrike several months ago.
Arawanski writes that UNESCO is against building of two fountains on the foothills of the Sulaiman Mountain (the southern part of Kyrgyzstan), as it considers they pose a threat to the condition of the sacred mountain.
Elena presents a photo-post about her visit to the community of Luli (or Gypsies, or Roma) on the outskirts of Osh, a town in southern Kyrgyzstan.
On his way to this year’s United Nations summit, long-ruling president of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, stopped over in Moscow, then in Croatia. Botur reflects on the tour and its results.
Musa updates on the situation when Turkmen students of foreign universities outside of the country were not allowed to leave their country without special approval certificates from the Ministry of Education.
Mursya posts photos of Astana, the new Kazakh capital being built in the steppes under a close eye of authoritarian president Nazarbayev.
Musafirbek writes about the use of child labor in Uzbekistan, especially when children pick cotton for 8-10 hours a day. The government says they are doing it ‘by their own will’.
Joshua Fousts comments on the news that eight American and an unknown number of Afghan soldiers were killed after an attack on outposts in Afghanistan.