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Alexander Sodiqov · September, 2012

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Latest posts by Alexander Sodiqov from September, 2012

Tajikistan: Power Plant as a Symbol

Wouldn't this facility, featuring the world's tallest dam, become the most important symbol of our republic? Wouldn't it characterize us, as a state, better than a monument in [the country's...

Kyrgyzstan: Virtual Farming, Real Harvest

You can now grow real organic vegetables and raise livestock online. Caravanistan reports about a new project [ru] in Kyrgyzstan which allows users to purchase a plot of land or an animal...

Tajikistan: ‘Blogosphere is a Democracy’

The blogosphere is a democracy. Blogs give anyone and everyone a voice on the World Wide Web. This is a real voice which can be heard all over the world…

Tajikistan: The Beauty of ‘Pamiristan’

Tajikistan: Singer Praising Putin Draws Anger

Since the beginning of the year, Tajik singer Tolibjon Kurbonkhonov has recorded three songs that extol the virtues of Russian president Vladimir Putin. The songs have become hits on YouTube...

Turkmenistan: The End of One-Party Rule

[The second political party] has formally brought to end Turkmenistan’s twenty-year-old system of single party rule. The question is whether it [has] brought it to an end really, and that remains to be seen....

Kyrgyzstan: Two Years After the Conflict

Much like physical marks the conflict left on the city, the damage left in individual lives and on the city as a community is healing in many places—and where it...

Tajikistan: Xenophobia on Facebook

[O]ur society – to be more exact, that part of our society which has internet access and actively uses social networks – is increasingly witnessing the expansion and strengthening of...

Tajikistan: Bribes and Neckties in Universities

Now students pay bribes to be admitted to universities, study only to get their [diplomas], but happily wear neckties to classes… Temur Mengliev summarizes [ru] the changes that have taken...

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