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Alexander Sodiqov · December, 2013

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Latest posts by Alexander Sodiqov from December, 2013

Search Engine Suggests Kazakhstan is a “Satan's Den”

Popular web search engines often have bizarre autocomplete suggestions. Kazakhstani blogger Fyodor Kovalyov writes [ru]: Сейчас решил узнать о наиболее значимых событиях уходящего года, произошедших в разных городах Казахстана, и пришёл...

“Tajikistan is not the Center of the World”: Rewriting of Country's History Spurs Ridicule

As historians in Tajikistan seek to move the origins of the nation as far back in time as possible, netizens are increasingly distrustful of the updated history.

Misuse of National Flag Causes a Stir in Tajikistan

An image of a Tajik flag used to collect trash has angered social media users in the country.

In Tajikistan Protest Occurs Online

While many people in Tajikistan are unhappy about the country's dire economic situation and political leadership, public protest is rare in the country. The fear of inevitable punishment by the...

VIDEO: Young Men Are Forced to Join Army in Tajikistan

As Tajikistan's military faces a struggle to get enough volunteer conscripts, recruitment officers often rely on illegal practices in drafting military-age men into the army. One of the most common among...

Czechoslovakia's Architectural Heritage in Kyrgyzstan

Karina Ditkovskaya writes [ru] about a unique architectural heritage left by volunteer construction workers from Czechoslovakia in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan: In the 1920s a commune of volunteers from Czechoslovakia built...

Ukrainian TV Show Angers Tajiks

A popular Ukrainian travel series has recently aired an episode about Tajikistan. Many Tajikistanis then turned to social media to curse the video.

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