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.