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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 …

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 …