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In dire need of professionals
Written by on Wednesday, 25 January 2006
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Kazakhstan’s domestic economy might not lack hydrocarbon resources, but it seems as with all the investment abound, an acute shortage of skills becomes ever more evident.
The landmarks of tertiary education in Kazakhstan, modern and Western-style …

Turkmen Tango
Written by on Wednesday, 25 January 2006
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President Saparmurat Niyazov’s visit to Moscow has generated considerable press coverage in the Russian press. Predictably, this has much to do with the fate of energy relations between Russia and Turkmenistan, not to speak of …

The fight for morals
Written by on Tuesday, 24 January 2006
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Fur-lined underwear has been banned in Uzbekistan after authorities deemed it too sexy
I could have guessed why the big shots in Uzbekistan did not like those furry undies. I would like to make you …

Tajik government tackles corruption
Written by on Monday, 23 January 2006
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According to the IWPR (Institute for War and Peace Reporting) the Tajik government has established a deadline (April 1, 2006) for all civil servants to declare their income to the tax authorities of the country. …

Niyazov Goes to Moscow
Written by on Monday, 23 January 2006
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(File photo from a previous visit to Moscow)
In the course of a meeting in Moscow on Monday, President Saparmurat Niyazov and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed plans for increased energy cooperation, according to a RIA …

My Kazakhstan 2: The New Anthem
Written by on Monday, 23 January 2006
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Although an incorrect version of the old “My Kazkakhstan” anthem was posted earlier (now corrected), here is a link to the new Kazakh national anthem, penned in part by Nazarbayev himself.
Thanks to Dr. Werner Linden, …

US Department of State on BBC radio suspension
Written by on Monday, 23 January 2006
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The US Department of State issued a note saying that it hopes that BBC’s suspension in Tajikistan is temporary.
Washington — The British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) FM radio service in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, was suspended January 11, …

Nordic Nomads
Written by on Monday, 23 January 2006
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How Central Asian camels met East African refugees in rural Norway…
A small community in wintry Norway wants to help a group of East African refugees back to work by importing a flock of camels.
The local …

Uzbekistan gives fur-lined undies the slip
Written by on Monday, 23 January 2006
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Uzbekistan gives fur-lined undies the slip

Correction to previous post
Written by on Monday, 23 January 2006
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Karakum raised an important point in his comment to my earlier post:
…as of they [Kazakhstan] have anything to export… KZ are only able to cover their internal demand through in kind payments for the transit …