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It's impossible to ignore Ramzan Kadyrov -- and he knows it. On the Power Vertical Podcast, we pay a visit to the strange and scary world of Planet Ramzan and try to unpack the Kadyrov factor.
Across Central Asia, horsemen compete in a rugged game in which they grapple over a goat's carcass and try to drag it toward a goal. In Kyrgyzstan, the sport is known as kok-boru, and it's enjoying a nationwide revival.
Money troubles and a military stretched by war in Syria and Ukraine have prompted Russia to reverse plans to send more troops to Tajikistan -- despite what Kremlin officials say is a growing threat from Islamic militants across the border in Afghanistan.
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Anatol Matasaru is a civil rights activist who was charged with hooliganism for an unconventional protest outside of Moldova’s National Anticorruption Center.
At last week's congress of Kazakhstan's ruling party, long-time President Nursultan Nazarbaev received praise so effusive, it was reminiscent of accolades accorded to the leader of North Korea.
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