Articles on Central Asia

Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Conflict: Mutual Concessions Needed

Natalia Lee 17.09.19

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.
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Cryptocurrency Mining Tax in Kyrgyzstan: Controversial Prospects of Shadowy Future

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.
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Unaffordable Education: Only One of 10 Applicants Can Be Admitted to Uzbek Universities

Elena Chuyanova 12.09.19

This year universities have extended only 110,095 quotas, while over a million of applicants have applied for universities.

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Kazakhstan Wants to Increase Liability for Theft of Cattle

cabar.asia 10.09.19

Every year 26 cattle theft cases happen in the country and only half of them, at best, are being returned to the owners.
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The lawsuit against Tajik bloggers: who is a victim and who is scared?

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.
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How the Shiites Live in Kyrgyzstan: Report from the Imam Ali Mosque

Erkina Asanbaeva 05.09.19

The only mosque of the Twelver Shiites of Kyrgyzstan is located in Bishkek.

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School education: Tajik parents prefer Russian-language schools

cabar.asia 02.09.19

Why even now, dozens of years after gaining independence, parents in Tajikistan choose Russian-language schools for their children?
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Right of Self-Defence, or Why Kyrgyz Laws Don’t Protect Victims of Domestic Violence?

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.

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How Orthodox Live in Issyk Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan?

Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan is the third after Bishkek and Chui region by the number of residing orthodox Christians.

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Disposal Fee in Kazakhstan: No Ecology, Just Business

Anna Velichko 29.08.19

The disposal fee, which is qualified in all documents as environmental indulgence, has been openly recognised in the country as a barrier to imports.
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