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The queues at currency exchange offices in Tajikistan do not surprise anymore. People line for days to buy $200 in the banks in the country. In addition, the somoni-dollar rate keeps declining over the last days.

Photoreport: Why Does Tajikistan Need Lenin Monuments? 23.11.20

Even after thirty years, Lenin monuments and Soviet symbols still evoke nostalgia not only among Tajik communists, but also among ordinary residents of Tajikistan. The followers of communist ideology preserve some of the monuments, while others decay in abandoned places, where they were stored after dismantling.


Tajikistan: Afghan Refugees’ Life During the Pandemic 18.11.20

The need to flee Taliban and the protracted war in Afghanistan, drive Afghan refugees to Tajikistan – a country in close proximity and a coveted safe place. (more…)

Number of Divorces Grows in Tajikistan 11.11.20

The number of divorces is constantly growing in Tajikistan. This leads to numerous problems, especially for young women, who are traditionally parented to become only wives and mothers. Young women are left alone without education and profession, with little children, often without support of their parents who cannot provide for them.


Quiz: Myths and facts about coronavirus 04.11.20

Dozens of countries suffer from the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic now. In many of them, the number of diseases is even higher than before. It’s critical in this situation not only to practice hygiene, communications, prevention, but take this information very carefully.

What Is Harassment and How Is It Punished in Central Asia? 26.10.20

In recent years, the term ‘sexual harassment’ and associated scandals frequently appear in media. For Central Asia, the term is relatively new, but this does not mean that there is no harassment in the countries of the region.

A Homeless Story: How to Survive on the Street? 22.10.20

This is a story of a Tajik woman who spent more than half of her life on the streets.

When a person finds himself in a difficult circumstances, loses a house, when there is no money to rent an apartment, many other problems arise. Later, it is very difficult to return to normal life. (more…)

“Spent Two Nights at the House Entrance”: How Do Tajik Labour Migrants Survive the Pandemic? 21.10.20

The COVID-19 pandemic, borders closure, movement restrictions and quarantine introduction complicated the labour migrants’ lives. (more…)

The List of Professions Banned for Women in Central Asia: Where Did It Come From and Why Is It Needed?

Asel Sultan 20.10.20

Despite the international organisations’ recommendations to terminate the list of professions banned for women, it still exists in almost all Central Asian countries. (more…)

The Registration of Foreign Trade Procedures Eased in Tajikistan. Will It Simplify the Businessmen’s Lives? 16.10.20

Tajikistan is the first Central Asian country, where the Single Window System was launched for registration of export, import and transit procedures. The developers believe that the system can simplify the work of entrepreneurs. We try to figure out whether this is true.