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Vienna in Almaty
Written by on Tuesday, 21 February 2006
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The construction industry in Kazakhstan is booming (although its success depends directly on the performance of the oil and gas sector) – and in order to create a buzz on Almaty’s and Astana’s property markets, …

An artist’s view
Written by on Sunday, 19 February 2006
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Through Google Video, you can access one of Swiss artist Da Vaz’s videos on Kazakhstan. This, well, unorthodox artist has been travelling through Kazakhstan and produced a 1.5-hour documentary witout ‘annoying’ commentary.
It contains very interesting …

Building Relationships
Written by on Sunday, 19 February 2006
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French construction firm Bouygues has consolidated its position in the Turkmen market by securing new contracts for the reconstruction of the facade of the Turkmen state university and the building of the physics and mathematics …

HIV in Turkmenistan
Written by on Sunday, 19 February 2006
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A World Health Organisation report on health in Turkmenistan, published in 2000, stated that AIDS was not a problem in Turkmenistan. Up till 1997, only one case of HIV had been reported in the country. …

HIV/AIDS in Kazakhstan
Written by on Friday, 17 February 2006
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Introduction
The first case of HIV/AIDS in Kazakhstan was detected in 1987. Today, there are about 5,440 people reported to live with the virus, including about 313 with full-blown AIDS. Other data estimates the number of …

HIV/Aids in Kyrgyzstan
Written by on Friday, 17 February 2006
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Welcome to the first of what will hopefully be a series of New Eurasia country blogs universal posts. The idea is that all of the individual blogs will post on a particular topic – in …

UN’s Helping Hand
Written by on Thursday, 16 February 2006
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Neighbouring Afghanistan inevitably means that Turkmenistan is a crucial conduit of illicit drugs towards Europe. It is therefore interesting to note that Turkmen border guards and custom officials are undergoing training sessions organised the United …

HIV/AIDS in Uzbekistan
Written by on Thursday, 16 February 2006
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In 2005 UNAIDS reported that Uzbekistan had more than 5,600 officially recognised HIV cases (pdf). It said:
“Among the Central Asian republics, Uzbekistan is experiencing the most dynamic epidemic. In 1999, just 28 HIV diagnoses were …

HIV/AIDS in Tajikistan
Written by on Wednesday, 15 February 2006
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The problem of HIV/AIDS has been a relatively new one in Tajikistan. Closed borders have kept the country and its people isolated from HIV/AIDS during soviet rule. Such isolation has been a blessing, but it …

Lupine Mayhem
Written by on Wednesday, 15 February 2006
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Unlike the United States, where wolves are considered an endangered species and protected, Kyrgyzstan faces an exploding population of wolves that are becoming a menace.
Experts suggest the wolf population has multiplied three- or fourfold in …