Articles on Central Asia
Residents of border areas of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are doomed to live in an atmosphere of onerous conflicts unless the leaders of the two countries have political will to finally settle this issue, according to experts.
The government of Kyrgyzstan has suggested a taxation scheme for cryptocurrency mining. If it is approved, the virtual money mining will be legalised in the country. However, the suggested tax rate, according to experts, may discourage the miners.
This year universities have extended only 110,095 quotas, while over a million of applicants have applied for universities.
Every year 26 cattle theft cases happen in the country and only half of them, at best, are being returned to the owners.
Tajik bloggers, creators of the resonant video about sex workers in Dushanbe, say they did not think about the consequences. Now they are waiting for the trial, and experts say that its result may lead to increasing self-censorship among bloggers.
The only mosque of the Twelver Shiites of Kyrgyzstan is located in Bishkek.
Why even now, dozens of years after gaining independence, parents in Tajikistan choose Russian-language schools for their children?
Kyrgyzstan doesn’t have separate laws protecting the victims of violence in case of self-defence. According to experts, women are brought to trial and almost always found guilty.
Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan is the third after Bishkek and Chui region by the number of residing orthodox Christians.
The disposal fee, which is qualified in all documents as environmental indulgence, has been openly recognised in the country as a barrier to imports.