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Tajikistan

Country archive · 104 posts


Latest stories about Tajikistan

18 March 2014

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Tajik MP Comes Out Against Cousin Marriage

Saodat Amirshoeva, a female MP in Tajikistan, has a passion for trying to regulate marriage. She is now urging the parliament to ban cousin marriage.

5 March 2014

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Tajik Human Rights Activist Named a Woman of Courage

Oinikhol Bobonazarova of Tajikistan wins the International Women of Courage Award.

4 March 2014

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“Hands Off Russian-Language Press” in Tajikistan

Is Russian-language print media in Tajikistan a "threat" or is it "under threat"?

3 March 2014

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Expensive Plants for a Poor Country: Tajikistan Spends Millions on Belgian Trees

Tajikistan where more than a third of the population is poor has spent 4,5 million US dollars on chestnut trees for the capital city.

28 February 2014

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“A Trip He Will Not Forget”: Russian Man Flies to Tajikistan By Mistake

A young man did not check his ticket before departure and arrived in Tajikistan's Kurgan-Tyube instead of Russia's Kurgan.

25 February 2014

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Tajik Court Fines Journalist for Calling Docile Intellectuals ‘Shit’

A journalist who quoted Vladimir Lenin in criticizing state-appointed, docile intellectuals in Tajikistan has been ordered by court to pay over 6,000 US dollars in "moral damage".

24 February 2014

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“We Are Not an Anomaly or Disease”: Gay Bloggers Speak Up in Tajikistan

Social media is enabling Tajikistan's gay community to speak up against widespread homophobic attitudes. These attitudes, however, are quite sticky.

20 February 2014

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“They Fell Our Souls and Memory”: Felling of Trees Draws Anger in Tajikistan

Whenever the authorities in Dushanbe launch a redevelopment project, they start by felling trees. Over the last decade, Tajikistan's capital has lost thousands of trees.

14 February 2014

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“Celebrating Valentine's Day Is a Direct Way to Hell” in Tajikistan

Popular among younger people in cities, Valentine's Day struggles to gain broader acceptance in Tajikistan.

11 February 2014

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“Vegetarianism Equals Evil” in Tajikistan

A foreigner tweeting under @onlytajikistan tells about Tajik food and about the way the country has changed him from a vegetarian to meat eater.

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