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Alexander Sodiqov

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O Little Town of Danghara: Tajikistan Facebookers Mock Historical ‘Discovery’

"Adam and Eve were also from Danghara!"

Rappers Put Patriotism on Full Display in Tajikistan

Over two years ago, authorities stopped a nascent and subversive hip-hop movement in its tracks. That move has had predictable consequences.

Man Arrested for ‘Insulting’ Tajik President on Facebook

As Tajik Rap Gets Political, Authorities Resort to Bans and Pressure

Rap often gets much more political than other musical genres in Tajikistan. The authorities respond by banning hip-hop and forcing homegrown rappers to become more "patriotic".

Kyrgyz Parliament Considers Anti-Gay Law

Bektau-Ata, Kazakhstan's “Kingdom of Unearthly Beauty”

Army Drafters “Do Not Give a Damn About the President” in Tajikistan

Tajikistan Celebrates the Beginning of Spring

Letters From Tajikistan: We Are Different, But We Have Much In Common

Voices Against Women's Day Remain Rare in Tajikistan

Young Activists Battle Bad Parking Habits in Kazakhstan

Tajik Human Rights Activist Named a Woman of Courage

Oinikhol Bobonazarova of Tajikistan wins the International Women of Courage Award.

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".

“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.

Soviet-era Monuments and Slogans in Tajik Capital “Should Stay”

Kazakhstan Gets Its First Medal in Sochi

Kazakhstan's Denis Ten finished third in men's figure skating tonight, bringing the country its first-ever Olympic medal in this sport.

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

Tajik Bloggers Ask to Meet With President

Tajikistan: Welcome to the “Facebook Republic of Pitzostan”

Russian Commentator Apologizes for Mistaking Uzbekistan for Tajikistan

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