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Aggressive Democracy
Written by on Wednesday, 22 February 2006
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There are practically no honest despots anymore. It is testament to just how thoroughly democracy has won the war of ideas that even the most stalwart of absolute rulers still feel inclined to pay …

Fighting Back
Written by on Tuesday, 21 February 2006
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Ukraine has reacted aggressively to Turkmenistan latest threat to hike gas prices yet again. Foreign Minister Boris Tarasyuk suggested that Turkmenistan’s move was most likely an attempt to extricate itself from deals that it now …

Demolition Men
Written by on Tuesday, 21 February 2006
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According to a Turkmen Initiative of Human Rights press release out last week, the local authorities undertook an extensive demolition drive in September last year of seaside country homes in the Caspian coast town of …

Iran to build a hydropower plant in Tajikistan
Written by on Tuesday, 21 February 2006
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Iran has signed a trilateral agreement with Tajikistan and Afghanistan for the construction of Sangtuda-2 power plant in Tajikistan and the distribution of electricity from Tajikistan to Iran (via Afghanistan). The power plant …

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 …