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Alexander Sodiqov · September, 2013

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Latest posts by Alexander Sodiqov from September, 2013

“You Can Kick Female Flight Attendants” in Kazakhstan

A former government official in Kazakhstan recently kicked a female flight attendant, reportedly because she did not speak Kazakh. The story has caused a stir on social media. Blogger Pivovar offers...

Tajik President's Reelection Bid Finds Support Online

With less than six weeks to go before presidential elections, Tajikistan's incumbent leader has found unexpected support from some bloggers.

“Fetishization of Somoni” Continues in Tajikistan

As Tajikistan's president unveils yet another statue of national icon Ismoil Somoni, blogger Tomiris criticizes [ru] monument monoculture in the country: Don't we have other historical figures to erect statues...

Busting Myths about Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is not part of the Middle East; Kazakhs do not have Chinese blood in their veins; and not everything about Kazakhstan is bad. Blogger busts (part 1, part 2) [ru]...

With Outcome Foretold, Tajik Elections Spark Online Ridicule

In the run-up to presidential vote in Tajikistan, netizens ridicule the country's incumbent president, opposition leaders, and electoral process.

“A Woman Can Only Become President When Men Die Out in Tajikistan”

The upcoming presidential elections in Tajikistan promise to be anything but boring. For the first time in the country's history, a woman is running for its highest political office.

Tajikistan's Ubiquitous and ‘Irreplaceable’ Leader

As in most other Central Asian countries, the portraits of the president are everywhere in Tajikistan. Blogger Rustam Gulov (aka Teocrat) believes [ru] that these portraits serve a political purpose: [The portraits]...

“Central Asia is Watching [Syria] Too”

As the United States and Russia spar over the way ahead in Syria, the governments in Central Asia are following the situation closely, writes Nathan Barrick on Registan.net: Russia chooses to...

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