All posts filed under: Central Asia

Q&A: The Events in Kyrgyzstan

Question: [“Earlier on Friday, the Kyrgyz Parliament approved the resignation of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, and cancelled the state of emergency, which was declared a week ago in the capital, Bishkek…” (,16/10/2020)]. The Kyrgyz capital has witnessed violent protests; protesters took control of government headquarters, demanding the dismissal of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, who is loyal to […]

The Independence of Muslim Countries is a Trick of the Colonialists!

On August 20, the press service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan published a statement by S. Mirziyayev: “The 29th anniversary of our country’s independence is approaching. Based on the results of consultations with doctors, it was concluded that this year the situation with the pandemic requires limiting the holding of mass gatherings […]

Rahmon calls again to Postpone Ramadan

The president of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, once again proposed to postpone fasting for a number of professions, as well as farmers and agrarians, while appealing to fictional fatwas. The corresponding appeal was published on his official website before the start of Ramadan. “Many Islamic scholars argue that for farmers, livestock breeders and hard workers starving […]

What will be the Consequences in Central Asian Countries of the Economic Crisis following the pandemic?

“Money transfer systems note a decrease in cross-border transfers in March against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, RBK was informed by Unistream and Golden Crown money transfer systems. Mostly migrants use such a money transfers. At the Unistream payment system the volume of transfers from Russia decreased to 35% compared to the same period […]

Pompeo meets the Foreign Ministers of Central Asian Countries

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a meeting in Tashkent on 3/2/2020 with the foreign ministers of Central Asian countries. Prior to the official meeting of the P5 + 1, he met the President of Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and urged them to prevent China from expanding into East Turkestan and the countries […]

Kyrgyz President Calls for Dialogue of Religions!

On November 21, the website of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic “” published a speech by President Sooronbai Zheenbekov at the international conference, which was held in Bishkek, “Orthodox Christianity and Islam – the religions of the peace”. In particular, the President said: “… we all observe the mass involvement of youth in religion […]

Back to the Future: Mirziyoyev Returns Uzbekistan to the Days of Karimov

In the mosques of the city of Namangan, this week they stopped calling for prayer from the speakers, Namangan activist Abbas Asad reports. A representative of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Uzbekistan, on condition of anonymity, told reporters that the DUMU recommended that mosques not use loudspeakers. Also, an anonymous source of Ozodlik in […]

Mirziyaev’s Daughters Followed in the Footsteps of Karimov’s Daughter

On the 1st of October 2019 a concert of Russian singer Polina Gagarina took place in the Humo Ice Palace in Tashkent. Uzbek people were outraged not only by the concert itself, but also by the drunken feast arranged after the concert with the participation of President Mirziyayevs’ daughters and sons-in-laws who occupy high positions […]

Rise in Electricity Prices in Tajikistan

Since 1 September 2019, in Tajikistan new electricity tariffs, which were adopted by the government in June 22, 2019 entered into force. From now on, residents of the country have to pay 17% more for electricity, 22.66 Dirams instead of 19.37 Dirams per 1 kilowatt. For industrial and non-industrial consumers, the new tariff is 55.14 […]