Monday, December 22, 2014


Latest Turkmenistan News

OSCE Helps Turkmenistan Enhance Security At Airports

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has presented a two-day training seminar in Turkmenistan aimed at improving the country's airport security and border controls. More

Afghan Villagers Threaten To Attack Turkmenistan

Villagers in Afghanistan's northern Jowzjan Province claim Turkmenistan is stealing their agricultural land and are threatening to attack Turkmen border guards More

Poet Yevtushenko Hospitalized in Russia After Fall

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. More

Russia Suspends Rail Service To Ukraine

Russia's state railway company says it will stop almost all service to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan for a year starting December 14, citing a lack of demand. More

Eight Sentenced To Death In China For Xinjiang Attacks

A court in China's northwestern Xinjiang Province has sentenced eight members of the Uyghur community to death on December 8 for two deadly attacks in the region. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Journalist Questioned In Turkmenistan Over Fresh Meat Story

It's true that not many media organizations can report from Turkmenistan on a regular basis. RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, does and its correspondents just discovered one of the boundaries in reporting. More

Taliban Takes District On Turkmen Border

The Taliban has overrun Afghanistan’s Khamyab District and is now Turkmenistan’s immediate neighbor. More
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Features & Commentary

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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