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Tajikistan Banking Crisis

Tajikistan: Weary Population Resigned To A President-For-Life

Tajikistan: Weary Population Resigned To A President-For-Life by EurasiaNet The ballot in Tajikistan’s weekend referendum was childlike in its simplicity. It comprised one plainly formulated question: Do you support changes to the constitution? Yes or no. Preliminary official figures show […]

Turkey, Russia: Ties Worsen Over Downed Turkish Helicopter

Turkey, Russia: Ties Worsen Over Downed Turkish Helicopter

Turkey, Russia: Ties Worsen Over Downed Turkish Helicopter by Dorian Jones, EurasiaNet Kurdish rebels’ “game-changing” downing of a Turkish attack helicopter with a Russian-made missile could further intensify still simmering hostilities between Ankara and Moscow. Coming nearly six months after […]

Victory Day

Moldova: Negotiating The Price Of Death

Moldova: Negotiating The Price Of Death by EurasiaNet In a corruption-prone country where everything has its price, gaining a space at Moldova’s city-run Saint Lazarus Cemetery, one of Eastern Europe’s largest cemeteries, also can come down to a matter of […]

The Perils Of Smoking Cigarettes In Turkmenistan

The Perils Of Smoking Cigarettes In Turkmenistan

The Perils Of Smoking Cigarettes In Turkmenistan by EurasiaNet A EurasiaNet Partner Post from: RFE/RL Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov is against cigarette smoking and his antismoking stance has led officials to adopt and strictly enforce new rules concerning tobacco use […]

Russian State Presence In Armenian Energy Sector Declining

Russian State Presence In Armenian Energy Sector Declining

Russian State Presence In Armenian Energy Sector Declining by Emil Danielyan, EurasiaNet Russia’s economic grip over Armenia may be loosening ever so slightly, highlighted by Moscow’s diminishing role in the South Caucasus country’s power sector. Russian gained control over Armenian […]

Central Asian Land

Central Asian Land And China (Tensions)

Central Asian Land And China (Tensions) A EurasiaNet Partner Post from: RFE/RL One topic guaranteed to inflame passions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan is land and China. China has taken land from Central Asia and farmers from China are already […]