by Vladimir Rozanskij | TAJIKISTAN

In Dushanbe, a national competition organised by the government to identify the one closest to the 'ideal traits': a family from the Sugd region was awarded. Distinctive traits include the readiness of young people to serve their country, in civil and military functions, and their contribution to counteracting negative factors in the development of society.

by Vladimir Rozanskij

Although not officially recognised, Tajikistan turns more than a blind eye to this practice. And in a country where 70% of families survive only thanks to subsidies sent by migrants working abroad, for women left alone and in poverty even the status of second or third wife of someone who has made their fortune can become an aspiration.

| 05/07/2024
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The government in Dushanbe has launched a programme against the phenomenon, which, according to some surveys, has reached 60% of children. But the explosion is also linked to the problem of school organisation, with serious shortages among headmasters and in the teaching staff due to inadequate salaries.

| 17/06/2024

Today's news: For the World Bank, war freezes Myanmar's economic growth. In Kuwait massacre of migrants in the burning of a building. Drought alarm in several provinces of China. Nobel laureate Yunus investigated for embezzlement with 13 others. In Tajikistan, the wearing of the hijab is officially banned.

| 13/06/2024

Today's news: South Korean doctors on strike on 18 June against government reform; Economic crisis and joblessness cause growing school dropout in Laos; At least seven security men killed in an explosion in Pakistan; Armenian archbishop calls for street protest against government territorial concessions to Azerbaijan.

| 10/06/2024

Today's news: Poverty in Lebanon tripled in a decade; Summit between leaders of South Korea, China and Japan on 26-27 May in Seoul, first trilateral talks in four years; Heavy pre-monsoon rains claim seven victims in Kerala; A centuries-old Armenian church reopens in Zakho, Iraq; Russian local government offers children a prize trip to ‘fascinating’ North Korea. 

| 24/05/2024
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Moscow is pushing to extend the free trade area created in 2014 with Belarus and Kazakhstan and already extended to Armenia and Kyrgyzstan to all non-hostile former Soviet countries. But the Eurasian countries are gaining big economic benefits from geopolitical tensions. With the oil sector, in particular, now poised between traditional routes and new prospects of collaboration with Westerners.

| 11/04/2024
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