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Venera

1) ICP student at AUCA
2) Interests: International Relations, Migration, Central Asian Politics
3) favorite quotes: “General happiness cannot be created out of general suffering and self-immolation. The only happy society is one of happy individuals. One cannot have a healthy forest made up of rotten trees.” – Ayn Rand

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Latest posts by Venera

17 July 2013

Kyrgyz Block Water to Kazakhstan, Demanding the Return of “Their” Land

Under communism land and water weren't a source of friction for the peoples of Soviet Central Asia. But over two decades of sovereignty, things have changed.

12 July 2013

Gulnara Karimova: Mocked Abroad, Loved (and Feared) in Uzbekistan

Gulnara Karimova, the upwardly mobile daughter of Uzbekistan's aging "President for Life" Islam Karimov, celebrated her 41st birthday in typically decadent style on July 8. But as she enters mid-life,...

28 July 2012

Tajikistan: Telecoms Blackout Amidst Provincial Clashes

Amidst deadly clashes in the eastern Tajik province of Gorno-Badakhshan, the authorities have cut Internet, mobile, and landline connection to the region. Online people are sharing information via social media...

13 June 2012

Turkmenistan: Return of Russian Mobile Operator Ends State Monopoly

After an unexplained closure by the government in 2010, the popular Russian mobile phone operator MTS that had about half of Turkmenistan's population among its customers will soon resume its...

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