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Shakhnoza Isakova

I do not have anything when I fall asleep, and do not have anything when I wake up, but there is no one on Earth richer than I am

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Latest posts by Shakhnoza Isakova

30 April 2014

Does Kyrgyzstan Need A Putin?

There is only one Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, but does a fledgling democracy like Kyrgyzstan need its own version?

19 February 2014

The President That Could Not Stand His “Stan”

As far as countries go, "stan" is something of a bad brand. PR-sensitive Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is suggesting it could be time for a change to his country's name.

16 September 2013

Exclusive: “We Will Start a War” – Kyrgyz Thugs Threaten Canadian Gold Miners

An explosive new video, exclusively translated into English by Global Voices, appears to show local criminals haggling for a cut of Kyrgyzstan's gold with a foreign company.

22 August 2013

Kyrgyz Press: Shocking Titles, Latest Tattle

Kyrgyz newspapers are hotbeds of hearsay. Thanks to Gezitter.org, a blog translating their pages into Russian, non-Kyrgyz readers can also enjoy - or endure - the barrage of gossip.

19 July 2013

Gay Uzbekistan: Unknown Singer Stands for an Alternative Lifestyle

A mysterious musician in drag recently hit YouTube with a song about the sweetness of forbidden tea, reminding the world that Uzbeks, too, can be gay.

12 June 2013

Should Kyrgyzstan Ban Tablighi Jamaat?

Following the lead of neighboring countries, Kyrgyzstan is debating banning the activities of Tablighi Jamaat, a controversial non-political movement which aims to bring Muslims towards a deeper embrace of Islamic...

3 June 2013

Kyrgyzstan: Rule of Law Versus Rule of the Mob?

A week-long wave of regional unrest, ostensibly due to disagreements over the fate of a key gold mine, has sent Kyrgyzstan into a state of disorder that looks all too...

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