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Gazprom In Price Dispute With Turkmengaz

Gazprom has filed a lawsuit against Turkmenistan's Turkmengaz at an international arbitration court in Stockholm. More

WHO Says Turkmenistan Has World's Lowest Tobacco-Smoking Rate

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says Turkmenistan is the country with the world's lowest proportion of tobacco smokers. More

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has sacked several senior officials over corruption and "serious shortcomings."

Turkmen Leader Sacks Officials

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has dismissed several senior cabinet members, including officials in charge of economic affairs, citing corruption and "serious shortcomings," state media reported on July 10. More

Russia's Gazprom 'Failed To Pay' For Turkmen Gas

Turkmenistan has accused Russian state gas company Gazprom of failing to pay for deliveries of Turkmen gas since the start of the year. More

Turkmenistan Celebrates President's Birthday

Turkmenistan is marking the 58th birthday of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov with celebrations around the country. More

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Tajikistan: The Far Outpost Of Great Powers

The risk to Tajikistan of Afghan spillover is probably not great, but it is real. Fortunately, China, Russia, and the United States take this threat to Tajikistan very seriously, and their combined efforts arguably make Tajikistan the Central Asian state least likely to experience serious difficulties emanating from Afghanistan. More

Roundtable: Afghanistan's Central Asian Security Spillover

RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, assembled a panel to discuss recent developments in northern Afghanistan and what Central Asia could do to help the Afghan government and military. More
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Features & Commentary

Turkmen President Honors Himself With Giant Gold Horse Statue

Authorities in Turkmenistan have unveiled a giant golden statue of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov on horseback in the capital, a towering sign of a growing personality cult celebrating the authoritarian leader.

For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange And Black

Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols -- just not the orange-and-black of Russia's St. George ribbon.

New Chinese Bank Becomes Major Headache For U.S.

China's decision to establish a new China-led development bank for Asia is causing major headaches in Washington. As countries -- including, now, Russia -- rush in to join the bank before a March 31 deadline, the United States looks increasingly isolated.

U.S. Reassesses Central Asia Strategy

The State Department says it has completed a review of U.S. policy toward Central Asia at a time of economic and political uncertainty in the region.
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