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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 …

Kazakh gas to the rescue?
Written by on Sunday, 22 January 2006
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News just come in that it might get very cold in Georgia and Armenia soon: Explosions on the main Russian-Georgian gas pipeline halted supplies and it might take several days until normal operations resume. These …

Kazakh gas to the rescue?
Written by on Sunday, 22 January 2006
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News just come in that it might get very cold in Georgia and Armenia soon: Explosions on the main Russian-Georgian gas pipeline halted supplies and it might take several days until normal operations resume. These …

Opposition Leader Loses Resolve
Written by on Saturday, 21 January 2006
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Recently freed opposition leader Galymzhan Zhakiyanov will probably not become the thorn in Nazarbayev’s side that many had hoped.
Galymzhan Zhakiyanov, leader of the Kazakh democratic opposition set free after four years behind the bars last …

Biruni beats Columbus (?), not Leif
Written by on Saturday, 21 January 2006
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Ð?овое УзбекÑ?кое Слово (The New Uzbek Word- an interesting Russian language blog mostly on Uzbekistan) has an interesting story regarding the discovery of America (here is an English article about it).
It seems that everyone is …

BBC Suspended
Written by on Saturday, 21 January 2006
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Tajikistan has suspended the BBC’s local FM services.
The decision to suspend the service was made on 10 January and follows the adoption of a law requiring foreign media outlets with FM services to register with …

The bright future…without Internet
Written by on Saturday, 21 January 2006
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Obviosly the authorities of Uzbekistan have found another explanation to Uzbekistan’s problems and are about to announce the Internet a dangerous tool to “dehumanizeâ€? people.
Uzbekistan’s national newspaper “Halq Suzi” (The People’s Word) has an …

Craig Murray on Democracy Now
Written by on Thursday, 19 January 2006
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Craig Murray, in an hour-long interview, gives his take on the ‘leaked memo affair’ and delves into his time as British ambassador in Tashkent. Watch/listen to the whole thing following this link to Democracy Now.

A Dutch Disease
Written by on Thursday, 19 January 2006
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At the same time President Nazarbayev claims a place within the top-50 leading nations of the world table in ten years time (RIA Novosti), well-known Kazakh economist Bulat Khussainov has written a new book about …