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Tajik President Emomali Rahmon casts his ballot in Dushanbe on March 1.

Tajikistan's Ruling Party Wins Election Decried As 'Farce'

Election officials say Tajikistan's ruling party has won parliamentary elections marred by irregularities and dismissed as a "farce" by the Communist Party leader. More

President Emomali Rahmon's (right, voting on March 1) People's Democratic Party, which currently controls 55 of the 63 seats, is widely expected to win by a landslide.

Video Voting Irregularities Documented In Tajik Elections

Apparent voting irregularities have been documented by RFE/RL as Tajikistan held parliamentary elections. More

Tajikistan To Hold Elections After Invisible Campaign

Parliamentary polls will be held in Tajikistan on March 1 following an election campaign that international monitors said was "not visible." More

Duma Speaker Calls For India's Full Membership In SCO

The speaker of Russia's State Duma says the Kremlin wants India to become a full-fledged member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) this year. More

Tajik Native Detained In Moscow On Suspicion Of Promoting IS

A native of Tajikistan has been detained in Moscow on suspicion of creating a website promoting the militant group Islamic State. More

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U.S. Envoy To Tajikistan Urges Civil-Society Groups To Get Involved In Fight Against Radicalization

The U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan, Susan M. Elliott, has called for a greater role for civil-society groups in helping to combat the fight against radicalization in Central Asia, according to reports in regional Russian-language media. More

'Tajik' Arrested In Moscow On Charges Of Creating Pro-IS Website

A man has been arrested in Moscow on suspicion of carrying out propaganda for the Islamic State (IS) militant group, according to Russian media reports on February 25. More
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Features & Commentary

Tajik Nurse Kidnapped In Yemen 'Prayed To Die At Home'

A Tajik nurse is captured, tortured, and held for ransom in Yemen -- and lives to tell about it.

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.

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.
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