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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

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon calls Islamic Threat a "modern plague", posing a global threat.

Rahmon Calls IS 'Modern Plague'

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has described the Islamic State militant group as a modern "plague" that poses a "threat to global security." More

Google Translate Adds Kazakh, Tajik, Uzbek

Three Central Asian languages have been included in Google's online translation system. More

Tajik Court Sentences Four Convicted As Members Of Banned Faith

A court in Tajikistan has sentenced four men to prison after convicting them of being adherents of a banned branch of Islam. More

China Reportedly Releases Long-Serving Dissident

China has reportedly freed an ethnic Mongol dissident, Hada, who has spent much of the last two decades behind bars. More

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Tajikistan Convicts IMU Members Who Planned To Fight In Syria

A court in Khujand, Tajikistan's second-largest city, has found 11 men guilty of belonging to the militant Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) group. Two of the convicted men had sought to fight in Syria, according to the BBC's Russian service. More

Tajik Man Accused Of Recruiting Militants For Syria Released With Fine

A Tajik man accused of being a member of a gang that recruited young men to fight in Syria was released on December 10 after being ordered to pay a fine, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports. More
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Video Migrants Take Hit From Ruble's Freefall

The crash of the ruble has meant lost income and opportunity for the millions of labor migrants who depend on Russia for their livelihoods.

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.

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.

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.

Video We Speak English: Tajik TV Stops Dubbing Hollywood Films

Tajik state television has begun showing Hollywood films without subtitles or voiceover in a drive to help more people learn English.

Tajik Islamic Party Labels Sex Video An 'Attack' Ahead Of Elections

A sexually explicit video purporting to show a prominent female party official has been denounced as an attempt to discredit Tajikistan's Islamic Renaissance Party ahead of February's parliamentary elections.

Tajik Mullahs Raise Funds For Ruling Party HQ

Following a number of scandals that got the attention of the authorities, mosques and mullahs in southern Tajikistan are raising funds to construct a local headquarters for the president's political party.

Scandal Rocks Kremlin Adviser's Family

An immigrant maid finds herself at the center of a scandal when she falls in love with the son of her employer -- who happens to be a nationalist and top Kremlin adviser.

Tajikistan's 'Jihadist' Village On The Defensive

A small village in northern Tajikistan has come under scrutiny after it was revealed that it was home to a number of suspected jihadists.
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