High incidence of “escapes” from children’s homes indicates serious problems.
Tajikistan is desperately short of teachers, in many cases because newly-qualified staff do not want to take jobs in the countryside.
Whether aristocrat or mongrel, the main function of dogs in Kyrgyzstan is to guard their owners and their property.<br />
Familiar patterns of harassment and obstruction, with new focus on curtailing internet.
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.
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.