by Vladimir Rozanskij | TAJIKISTAN

The 'president's gift' is part of presidential propaganda. The latest initiative that reintroduces it is the granting of 30 new buses to some cities. There is no control over the destination of these funds. In 2023 they will reach the sum of EUR 43 million.

On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019
by Vladimir Rozanskij

However, internal conflicts in the region are "children of the Soviet period." In the former republics of the USSR, young people no longer want to learn Russian. Central Asians know they must find alternatives to Russia after exploiting it to the hilt.

| 05/01/2023
by Vladimir Rozanskij

After unjustified delays, governments in the region are beginning to worry about environmental problems. In the past year in Bishkek as many as 112 people have died from pollution alone. People are often forced to use all kinds of fuels for heating. Protests are multiplying.



| 21/12/2022
by Vladimir Rozanskij

New military agreement between Tajikistan and Beijing. The region's former Soviet republics are increasingly looking to the Chinese in the face of Putin's belligerent Russia. After the growth of economic relations, security relations between Central Asian countries and China are growing.

| 13/12/2022

Today's headlines: State of maximum alert for thousands of Indonesians in East Java after the eruption of Mount Semeru; Tokyo and Beijing create a military 'red line' to avert incidents in the East China Sea; Israeli President Herzog on an official visit to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates; Kim Jong-un has reportedly identified his successor in his (nine-year-old) daughter Ju Ae, the 'most beloved'. 


| 05/12/2022
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by Sumon Corraya
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| 24/03/2023
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| 22/03/2023
by mons. Michel Sabbah *
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| 20/03/2023
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| 18/03/2023
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| 15/03/2023
by Giorgio Bernardelli
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| 15/03/2023
by Dario Salvi
The Vicar of Anatolia recounts a situation "still in full emergency" and with a strong psychological impact. The earth continues to tremble and the toll - between Syria and Turkey - has exceeded 55,000 dead. The work of Caritas in cooperation with the ...
| 15/03/2023
From Korea to Kazakhstan, from the victims of Typhoon Yolanda to the Rohingya, from Mother Teresa to Matteo Ricci, Pope Francis has paid constant attention to Asia over the past ten years. On the tenth anniversary of his election we present ten excerpts ...
| 12/03/2023
“L’Asia: ecco il nostro comune compito per il terzo millennio!” - Giovanni Paolo II, da “Alzatevi, andiamo”