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Venera

1) ICP student at AUCA
2) Interests: International Relations, Migration, Central Asian Politics
3) favorite quotes: “General happiness cannot be created out of general suffering and self-immolation. The only happy society is one of happy individuals. One cannot have a healthy forest made up of rotten trees.” – Ayn Rand

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Gulnara Karimova: Mocked Abroad, Loved (and Feared) in Uzbekistan

12 July 2013

Gulnara Karimova, the upwardly mobile daughter of Uzbekistan's aging "President for Life" Islam Karimov, celebrated her 41st birthday in typically decadent style on July 8. But as she enters mid-life, there are still few clues as to what job titles lie on the horizon for the woman known as Guli, Googoosha, Dr. Karimova, and The Dictator's Daughter.

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Turkmenistan: Return of Russian Mobile Operator Ends State Monopoly

13 June 2012

After an unexplained closure by the government in 2010, the popular Russian mobile phone operator MTS that had about half of Turkmenistan's population among its customers will soon resume its work in the country. Turkmen netizens are happy about the news, suggesting that the operator will provide quality mobile phone services and uncensored web connection, ending state monopoly in the sector.

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