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Latest Turkmenistan News

Ghani Discusses Turkmen Energy Projects

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was in Turkmenistan on January 22 for the second day of a two-day official visit. More

ICG Says Central Asian States Fueling Militant Threat, Not Fighting It

The Crisis Group (ICG) says the five Central Asian countries need to develop a credible, coordinated action plan to counter the threats posed by Islamic State militants and "growing radicalism" in the region. More

Nearly 1 Million Kazakhs Have Resettled In Kazakhstan Since 1991

Kazakhstan's Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development has announced almost 1 million ethnic Kazakhs have returned to their "motherland" since 1991. More

Karimov: Uzbekistan Will Never Join Soviet-Style Alliance

Uzbek President Islam Karimov says his country will never join any "alliance similar to the U.S.S.R." More

China Says Police Kill Six Would-Be Bombers In Xinjiang

China says police have shot and killed six people suspected of planning bomb attacks in the latest violence in the western region of Xinjiang. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Geok-Tepe Massacre: Forgetting To Remember In Turkmenistan

The Turkmen authorities' decision to move the date for commemorating an infamous massacre has raised eyebrows in the country, with many believing it has been done to appease the Kremlin. More

Central Asia And Afghanistan As The Drawdown Deadline Arrives

The deadline for the drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan has arrived. Only about one-10th of the once 140,000-strong foreign force will be in Afghanistan in 2015 and that number will gradually decrease in the years to follow. More
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Features & Commentary

Sports & Dictators: In 2014, A Match Made In Heaven

Many people turn to sports as a welcome break from politics. But from the Olympics to Formula 1, the year 2014 revealed a growing connection between big-ticket sporting events and ugly political regimes.
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Money Troubles: Russia's Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors' Currencies

As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.
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Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual For Migrants

Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.
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In Kyrgyzstan, A New Interest In Russified Names

Tens of thousands of Kyrgyz are changing their names to sound more Russian in the belief it will make their lives easier.
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