Central Asia Hurting as Russia’s Ruble Sinks

A butcher speaks to a customer on a market street in an Osh neighborhood in early October 2010. Prices for food and fuel are steadily rising in many Central Asian countries as the Russian ruble tumbles this year. (Photo: Dean C.K. Cox)

Pensioner Jyparkul Karaseyitova says she cannot afford meat anymore. At her local bazaar in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, the price for beef has jumped 9 percent in the last six weeks. And she is not alone feeling the pain of rising inflation.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor. Timur Toktonaliev is a Bishkek-based reporter.

Central Asia Hurting as Russia’s Ruble Sinks

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