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Tajikistan's GBAO Region – an Incredible Place

Written by Chris Rickleton On 26 June 2014 @ 5:06 am | 2 Comments

In Central Asia & Caucasus, Environment, Language, Quick Reads, Russian, Tajikistan, Travel

In the last few weeks Global Voices has published and republished several articles about the unlawful arrest of our community member Alexander Sodiqov. Those pieces are here [1], here [2], here [3] and here [4].

But the Pamir region (known administratively as Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, or GBAO) where Alex was conducting academic research [5] is not all politics and persecution. 

The following video reportage, brought to Global Voices’ attention by its creator Miles Atkinson, is a useful insight into the natural, cultural and linguistic diversity that define GBAO. Thanks, Miles!

 


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URLs in this post:

[1] here: https://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/06/19/tajik-government-silent-on-disappeared-global-voices-contributor/

[2] here: http://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcoverage/freesodiqov-scholar-and-gv-author-detained-in-tajikistan/

[3] here: https://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/06/23/alexander-sodiqov-is-not-the-first-professional-to-be-accused-of-illegal-activities-by-the-government-of-tajikistan-and-he-may-not-be-the-last/

[4] here: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/06/18/why-conducting-academic-research-in-khorog-tajikistan-is-a-criminal-offense/

[5] conducting academic research: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/06/18/u_of_t_student_detained_in_tajikistan_accused_of_spying.html

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