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How are you celebrating the passing of a decade?

A depiction of Father Time and New Year from 1910 (CC-usage).

A depiction of Father Time and New Year from 1910 (CC-usage).

It’s hard to believe, but the first decade of the twenty-first century is drawing to a close (well, I suppose it depends on how you do the math). It’s certainly been an eventful one for Central Asia, both for good and for bad. When it started out, the world somehow seemed a cheerier place, didn’t it?

Then came September 11, the Andijan massacre, two revolutions in Kyrgyzstan, the death of Niyazov, war in Afghanistan, deadly rioting in Xinjiang and Osh, the meteoric rise of the internet, huge socioeconmic shifts, and the start of parliamentary democracy in Kyrgyzstan — and, of course, the rise of neweurasia! (ahem) Whoa. No one can ever accuse Central Asia of being boring.

But that was then and now is… tomorrow! So, neweurasia wants to know how you intend to celebrate the passing of the decade, as well as your hopes for the next one. Leave a comment below!

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  • Turgai says:

    One of my hopes for the next decade (although I hope it will not take ten more years) is the liberation of Uzbekistan from the tyranny of the Karimovs and of Tajikistan from that of Rahmon.

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    Averroes Reply:

    @Turgai, I couldn’t agree more! And also Turkmenistan8

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    tianshansky Reply:

    unfortunately, this region and its history show that it would just be the tyranny of somebody else….

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