“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…)

True or False: What Fakes were Distributed During Disorders in Kyrgyzstan?

Amid disorders in Kyrgyzstan after the parliamentary election of October 4, 2020, much fake news was published on the internet. Can you distinguish between truth or fake?


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.


President of Kyrgyzstan Resigns. What’s Next?

Natalia Lee 15.10.20

On October 15, president of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov resigned. This decision was a surprise – just recently the head of state said he would leave office after the new parliamentary election.


Grin and bear it. How prisoners with disabilities are discriminated against in Kyrgyzstan

Back in May 2020, Kyrgyzstan announced amnesty to set handicapped people and people with disabilities free on parole. However, none of them was amnestied. (more…)

Mountainous Yoged Village, a Phenomenon in Religious Discussions in Tajikistan 09.10.20

Yoged is the only village in Darvoz district of GBAO of Tajikistan, where the most residents profess Ismaili Shia Islam, unlike their neighbors who are Sunnis. While the differences in religious madhhabs lead to discrimination, conflict and violence around the world, the experience of Yoged residents can be considered unique. (more…)

Video survey: What Do Tajiks Think About the Belarus Protests? survey of the residents of the Tajik capital showed that the majority of Tajiks know about the protests in Belarus and have different opinions on the current events there.


What is Happening and Who Rules the Country? Let’s Explain the Situation in Kyrgyzstan

Self-appointed heads appear in ministries and agencies of Kyrgyzstan, and the number of candidates running for prime minister in place of resigned Kubatbek Boronov is growing.


Tajikistan: Rural Residents Complain About Poor Conditions of the Healthcare Centers (Photoreport) 08.10.20

Healthcare centers in rural areas of Tajikistan are in disrepair, crumbled or unsuitable for receiving patients, and remain one of the acute problems. (more…)