Multimedia 05.02.21

The project “World Air Quality Index” by World’s Air Pollution  has ranked Dushanbe among cities with the most polluted and hazardous air. The organization’s report was based on data collected from an air monitor located at the US Embassy in Dushanbe.


The foster care system started developing in Kyrgyzstan in 2012, but first foster families appeared only in 2014. In this period, foster parents welcomed over 200 children.  (more…)

Olga Ruslanova 02.02.21

In Kyrgyzstan, 199 schools are beyond repair and must be replaced with new facilities. Their construction requires 87.84 million dollars, which are unavailable in the budget.

Anara Abdullaeva 29.01.21

Multi-level marketing becomes increasingly popular in the world, including Kyrgyzstan. The reason is massive unemployment that pervaded the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the promise of high profits. (more…)

Diana Mustafina 28.01.21

The mass vaccination against coronavirus begins in Kazakhstan on February 1. However, it will take place amid the most unsuitable epidemiological situation. In January, the country changed a safe «green» zone to a high-risk «red» zone.


The idea of lustration of officials and politicians has been voiced in the country for many years, but the society does not have a shared opinion on this controversial and very complicated issue. (more…)

Altynay Karimova 26.01.21

The countries of Central Asia gained independence at about the same time, however, their further political history developed independently. In a comparative analysis, one can see the similarities and differences in the state structure, as well as in how the prime ministers of the Central Asian countries were appointed, resigned, and what they were remembered for.


Most often, abuse implies beatings, rape, or psychological pressure, yet, it can also be economic.

(more…) 21.01.21

In Uzbekistan, the first case of coronavirus infection was officially registered on March 15, 2020. In the same month, flights and railway services were suspended in the republic, restrictions on holding mass events were imposed, and educational institutions were closed. (more…) 19.01.21

In the latest 5-Stan Podcast, Editors in Tajikistan Lola Olimova and Muslimbek Buriev speak with the environmental journalist Nargis Kosimova, who manages “” Telegram channel in Uzbek and Russian. (more…)