Central Asia

Tajik Teachers Vote With Their Feet

Tajikistan is desperately short of teachers, in many cases because newly-qualified staff do not want to take jobs in the countryside.

13 Jan 09

Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Winter Sale

Opponents of privatisation say it’s a bad time to start selling off the family silver, while the government insists there will be no bargain-basement deals.

7 Jan 09

Kyrgyz Acquire New Language Skills

In recent years, people in Kyrgyzstan have become used to buying Chinese goods and eating dishes once regarded as outlandish. Now they are taking up the language as well.

6 Jan 09
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