Investigations

Uzbekistan: No Concern for LGBT

cabar.asia 07.02.20

In Uzbekistan, representatives of LGBTIQ community are systematically facing discrimination. There are no signs that the situation might change anyhow. (more…)

Aivaj Caves – Forgotten, but Able to Enrich the History of Tajikistan

The lack of relevant state attention to ancient historical monuments may lead to the loss of Tajikistan’s pre-Islamic history, experts say. (more…)

Investigation: The background of the infamous ‘Bek Air’ airline

Ainur Koskina 22.01.20

The history of the Kazakhstan-based airline, whose aircraft’s crash caused 12 deaths, is full of contradictions. (more…)

Astana LRT: A Project or a Scam?

Ainur Koskina 24.12.19

Astana LRT project has become widely known even beyond Kazakhstan not only for the controversial idea of the project but also for numerous scandals that accompany its implementation. (more…)

Paedophilia in Tajikistan: a Crime Hard to Solve

cabar.asia 20.12.19

“When I learned from my daughter that our 65-year-old neighbour took her to the basement and committed improprieties, I could no longer stand it. I took my daughter by the hand and together we went to the department of internal affairs to file an accusation complaint”. This is the story of a father, who told how his minor daughter became a victim of a sexual abuse by a neighbour. The daughter of this man is one of dozens of children who, according to their parents, were victims of sexual abuse, which will haunt the victims with the negative consequences for the rest of their lives. (more…)

Reform of Condominiums in Kazakhstan: Is it Going to be Better?

Irina Osipova 19.12.19

According to the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan has over 78 thousand apartment buildings. Out of them, 26% are in critical condition. (more…)

Childcare Centers Fee in Khujand: 150 Instead of 110 Somoni (Multimedia)

Jamshed Marupov 28.11.19

Annually, a certain amount is allocated from Khujand city budget for the maintenance of preschool educational institutions. The mayor of Khujand, Maruf Muhammadzoda, repeatedly noted at the press conferences that funds for the repair and maintenance of schools and childcare centers was not being collected from the population. Our investigation shows that administrations of childcare centers still demand payments from parents. (more…)

Kazakhstan: How Much is Spent on Leaders

The President’s Affairs Administration of Kazakhstan and its branches employ over 3 thousand people, while the annual budget of it amounts to more than 87 billion tenge or 224 million dollars (at the rate 390 tenge for 1 dollar).


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Cattle market or car park. Municipal land inspected for proper use in Karakol

The cattle market of Karakol (residents call it “mal bazar”) emerged in 1869, when the town of Przhevalsk, now Karakol, was founded.  At first, it was located in the territory of the current consumer goods marketplace Ak Tilek, but soon it developed and was relocated. Now it is located at the intersection of Udilov/Valikhanov streets. Karakol residents call this area Neftianiki. The market is deemed one of the largest ones in the Issyk Kul region as cattle from all the regions, even from neighbouring states, are transported there. It works on Sundays – from one a.m. till lunchtime. (more…)

Tajikistan: Mysterious Murder of Rudaki Samadi 18 Years Ago. Analysis of Details.

Mazhab Djuma 25.11.19

The murderers of the leader of the Zoroastrian community of Tajikistan, as well as the causes of this crime, are still unknown. (more…)