Multimedia 19.02.21

With new mayor Dzhakhangir Artykkhodzhaev, who was appointed in December 2018, the capital of Uzbekistan did not become more comfortable for people with reduced mobility: ramps are not available everywhere, and those that are available are just for the sake of appearance.
(more…) 18.02.21

Tajikistan requested 2 million doses of vaccine from the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca under the international COVAX mechanism. According to the interim forecast, published in early February, Tajikistan will receive 732 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine in the first half of 2021. The Ministry of Health of Tajikistan did not specify yet when the vaccination will begin, but it is already clear who will be vaccinated first.

Many workers in Kyrgyzstan are unaware of their labour rights. This quiz will help you to fill the gap in your knowledge.

(more…) 17.02.21

Why does Tajikistan increase its debt and how will the republic cover it? (more…) 12.02.21

On January 1, 2021, the Law “On Compulsory Civil Liability Insurance for Vehicle Owners” came into force in Tajikistan. This decision was made after it became clear that the government decree on compulsory insurance did not meet current requirements.

The coronavirus pandemic is a reason to revise the migration policy of Kyrgyzstan, experts say. (more…) 11.02.21

In 9 months of 2020, the joint external debt of Uzbekistan exceeded 29 billion dollars, according to the Central Bank review. According to the agency, the volume of debts increased by 19.7 per cent or 4.8 billion dollars from early 2020.


Since the end of last year, officials have discussed this issue, yet with little details. We have tried to find out what is known about this complicated topic so far.


The number of emigrants from Kazakhstan is growing every year. During the past ten years, over 366 thousand people left the country. Most of them are capable to work, educated, with qualifications and capital.

(more…) 09.02.21

The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated human rights violations around the world. Lockdowns, closed spaces, and the inability to leave the house led to a surge in domestic violence. In the latest 5-Stan Podcast, Editors in Tajikistan Lola Olimova and Muslimbek Buriev spoke about the situation in Tajikistan, where the lockdown was not introduced, with Nigina Kudratova, Media and Communication Expert at the PDV (Prevention of Domestic Violence) Project – an organisation that is involved in the prevention of domestic violence in Tajikistan since 2004. (more…)