There is no exact data available on the emergence of Orthodoxy in southern Kyrgyzstan. However, according to Ekaterina Ozmitel, doctor of historical sciences, a small Orthodox community in Jalal-Abad region first appeared in the 1930s. It gave shelter to priests, nuns and believers from Russia and Kazakhstan, who were persecuted by the Soviet government.
The countries of Central Asia and South Caucasus don’t count on each other in terms of tourism and are pursuing a more aggressive campaign promoting their countries in non-CIS countries.
In Tajikistan, the case of vandalism at a cemetery in the Bogi Kalon village of Istaravshan district, Sughd region, was dismissed.
One of the most closed countries of former USSR opens doors to the rest of the world, but mass tourists don’t visit the region.
Every third child in Kyrgyzstan lives in poverty and their number is rising every year.
The success of the operation to get Kazakhstanis back from combat zones of Syria can be determined many years afterwards, experts say.
Women and children are the highest priority, but their rehabilitation is not on the agenda.
Migrants in New Villages in Southern Tajikistan: No Electricity for Years and No Knowing When It Will Appear
Under Tajik authorities’ order, over the past few years, dozens of families from the Gorno-Badakhshan region, Rasht and Kulob voluntarily moved to the south of the country. However, many migrants are dissatisfied with the new situation and complain about difficult living conditions.
On May 9, several mass protests demanding fair elections took place in several towns of Kazakhstan. This is not the first campaign after the change in the country’s leadership and the announcement of early election; however, it is the first one that is characterised by relatively violent preventive and response measures taken by the authorities.
Jehova Witnesses in Kazakhstan are open, eager to share any information. Their activity aren’t restricted in Kazakhstan, however there is risk for restrictions due to incorrect interpretations and understanding of some aspects of their beliefs from society.