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Konstantin Parshin

'Slowly, Change is Coming': Life for Women in the Post-Soviet World

From bride kidnapping to the gender pay gap, women in the 15...

Eyeing Tajikistan’s Weak Spot, Russia Presses for Integration

Central Asia’s dependence on remittances from labor migrants in Russia has long...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe Considering Bill to Restrict NGO Funding

It looks like Tajikistan is following a regional trend by drafting legislation...

Tired of Tajikistan’s Deplorable Schools, Parents Want Russian

Many parents in Tajikistan view the start of the school year with...

Tajikistan: Big Brother Has Eyes in the Classroom and Beyond

Mehrinisso loves teaching, but finds the closed-circuit surveillance cameras in her classroom unsettling. “It is...

Tajikistan: Intellectuals Finding Little Room for Reasoned Discourse

Last July, authorities in Tajikistan confiscated the only manuscript of a little-known...

Tajikistan: Quacks Making a Comeback

Two recent criminal cases concerning Muslim religious leaders promising mystical cures are...

Tajikistan: Population Votes in One-Man Race

No one in Dushanbe doubted who would win Tajikistan’s presidential election on...

Tajikistan: Surprise Presidential Candidate Shakes Up Political Scene

Authorities in Tajikistan have worked overtime in recent years to discredit the...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe Demolition Discourages Denizens

Without discussion, and just when residents thought it had stopped, Dushanbe’s mayor...

Tajikistan: Intelligentsia Feud Flares in Dushanbe

Official recognition as a member of the intelligentsia in present-day Tajikistan means...

Tajikistan: Aspiring Opposition Leader Arrested

Across the former Soviet Union, entrepreneurs may be skilled in the art...

Kyrgyzstan Photos: Art Camp Taps Central Asian Traditions

More than 30 artists from across Central Asia and from as far...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe Building Boom Blocks Out Economic Concerns

A building boom in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe -- one that has given...

Tajikistan: Who Let the Watchdogs Out?

The most extensive personnel shake-up of President Imomali Rahmon’s almost two decades...

Tajikistan: BBC Reporter Charged with Extremism, Denied Lawyer

The lawyer for a BBC reporter in Tajikistan charged with membership in...

Tajikistan: Driving Above the Law

Can one measure civil society by how people drive? Over the last...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe Feeling an Economic Squeeze

The walls seem to be closing in on Tajikistan. On top of...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe’s Energy System Springs a Leak

It has been a winter tradition of late in Tajikistan: with the...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe Officials Seek to Assume Some Parenting Responsibilities

A bill under consideration in Tajikistan would allow the state to take...

Tajikistan: Russia Angling for Return to Tajik-Afghan Frontier

It’s clear the Kremlin has its doubts about the ability of US...

Uzbekistan vs. Tajikistan: Competition over Water Resources Intensifying

Tajikistan is making visible progress toward what it calls an independent hydro-energy...

Tajikistan: Teacher Shortage + Population Growth = X

When it comes to education, Tajik officials are willing to cite statistics,...

Déjà vu in Dushanbe: Another Water Conference

To turn international donors’ attention to Tajikistan’s economic problems, President Emomali Rakhmon...

Floods, Mudflows Kill Dozens in Southern Tajikistan

At least 24 have died and dozens are missing following spring floods...

Uzbek Leaders Complain About Pollution Amid Water Row

Relations between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are sinking over Dushanbe’s plans to construct...

Tajikistan: Repercussions of Tajik-Uzbek Feud May Be Felt All the Way in Afghanistan

A feud between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan threatens to inflict serious damage to...

Tajikistan: World Bank Offer Energizes Rogun Hydropower Project

A World Bank offer to underwrite an environmental feasibility study for the...

Tajikistan: Ruling Party Rolls in Parliamentary Vote, But Observers Blow Whistle

The governing People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan is cruising to victory in...

Tajikistan: Journalists Under Pressure as Parliamentary Elections Approach

With parliamentary elections fast approaching, print journalists in Tajikistan are coming under...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe May Stop Water Flow as Uzbekistan Pulls Plug on Power

For more than a decade Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have had a rocky...

Tajikistan: President Rahmon Appeals to Tajik Believers to Make Charitable Donations

Tajik President Imomali Rahmon's administration is discouraging believers in the impoverished Central...

Tajikistan: Drug Control Agency Draws Praise and Criticism

Tajikistan's State Drug Control Agency (DCA) celebrated its 10th anniversary recently, drawing...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe Presses Mute Button on Russian TV

The only Russian-language broadcaster operating in Tajikistan has officially faded to black....

Tajikistan: Is Tashkent Reaching Out to Dushanbe?

Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Azimov's recent visit to Tajikistan, made in...

Tajikistan: Is Tashkent Reaching Out to Dushanbe?

Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Azimov's recent visit to Tajikistan, made in...

Tajikistan: Salafis Latest Casualty in War on Religion

Tajikistan is grappling with how to enforce a ban on adherents of...

Tajikistan: Russian Diplomats Want to Cleanse Tajik Media

Relations between the Russian Embassy in Tajikistan and Tajik media outlets have...

Tajikistan: Journalists Concerned over New Legal Obstacles

Journalists and human rights experts in Tajikistan have raised concerns about recent...

Central Asia: Agreement on Regional Water-Management Pact Remains Elusive

When it comes to trying to resolve vital water-management issues in Central...

Tajikistan: President Renews Push to Create Central Asian Water Consortium

The drought that some portions of Central Asia are experiencing these days...

Tajikistan: Government Harbors Hydro-Power Dreams

As Tajikistan continues to experience electricity shortages, President Imomali Rahmon's administration appears...

Tajikistan: Government Breaks Up Powerful Drug-Trafficking Group

Beset by an image problem both internally and externally, authorities in Tajikistan...

Tajikistan: Severe Winter Weather Means Looming Pestilence and Hunger

The United Nations is stepping in to try to rescue Tajikistan from...

TAJIKISTAN: CITIZENS PONDER BLEAK FUTURE AMID HARSH WINTER

The harshest winter in decades is plunging Tajikistan into a socio-economic crisis,...

TAJIKISTAN: CITIZENS PONDER BLEAK FUTURE AMID HARSH WINTER

The harshest winter in decades is plunging Tajikistan into a socio-economic crisis,...

CIS Summit: Coming Together on Paper, Still Apart in Practice

The leaders of former Soviet states signed a bevy of agreements during...

Tajikistan: Abundant Water, Scarce Money

Lake Sarez is a natural wonder of Tajikistan, containing 17 billion cubic...

Floods Fuel Concern About Public Health Crisis in Tajikistan

Officials in Tajikistan are bracing for a public health crisis after flooding...

Tajik Power Plans Still Tread Water

Over three months after the UN Conference on Freshwater in Dushanbe, water-rich,...

Iraq War Pompts Most Central Asian Leaders to Reevaluate US Ties

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, most Central Asian countries welcomed stronger...

Information Vacuum Threatens Tajikistan's Peace

As Tajikistan approaches the fifth anniversary of the armistice in its five-year...

Tajikistan Gains Global Prominence, Yet Fights Regional Isolation

Despite gaining global prominence for its participation in the anti-terrorism coalition, Tajikistan...

Anti-Drug Trafficking Effort Could Help Fight Terrorism

A week after terrorists struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,...

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In addition to natural hardships, local residents have had to contend with...

TAJIK, RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SUGGEST TAJIKISTAN IS DEVELOPING INTO DRUG PRODUCTION CENTER

The quantity of raw poppy products entering Tajikistan indicates that heroin-production laboratories...

Four Years After End of Civil War, Peace Remains Tenuous in Tajikistan

Tajikistan on June 27 marks the fourth anniversary of a peace deal...