Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Latest Tajikistan News

Customers shop at Crimean Farmstead, Russia's first specialized grocery which sells products from annexed Crimea, in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, in January 2015.

Russia Tumbles In Business Index

A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. More

Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68. More

Uzbekistan Getting Hundreds Of U.S. Military Vehicles

The United States says it is giving 328 advanced military vehicles to Uzbekistan to be used for counterterrorism and counternarcotics operations. More

New Case Against Jailed Tajik Businessman Sent To Court

A new criminal case against a jailed Tajik opposition businessman has been sent to a court in Dushanbe. 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

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Forbidden By Fatwa: Yoga, Mars, And Divorce-By-Text

A Saudi cleric's fatwa forbidding the building of snowmen has spawned a blizzard of controversy. But other religious rulings have deemed a range of activities -- from yoga to divorce-by-text -- anti-Islamic as well. More

Islamic Center Slams Tajik IS Militants Who Want To Wage Jihad At Home

The Islamic Center of Tajikistan has criticized a recent video message by Tajik militants fighting with the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Iraq, calling for Tajiks in Syria and Iraq to return home and "wage jihad" in Tajikistan. More
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Features & Commentary

Russia's Foreign Legion Of Doubt

If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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