Author: Taranum

Warsaw, Berlin (25/3 – 80) A diverse group of Pamiri and Ismaili interest groups gathered to discuss the terror attack in Moscow. “We reject the notion this were Pamiris or Ismailis representing us”, said one of the spokespeople, who want to remain anonymous out of fear of persecution by the Tajik authorities. “They are Takfiris”, he said. Non-believers, apostates to the cause. The majlis (meeting) was called after Moscow was quick to blame Tajik immigrants for the terror attacks. Previous warnings were ignored by Moscow. “We as a Pamiri community do not belief in the use of violence against the…

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Tashkent 24/2/ (50). In Tajikistan, over 20% of the population lives in poverty, and millions of citizens have emigrated to Russia to find work. Meanwhile, a feudal elite under President Emomali Rahmon has ravaged the country with corruption, nepotism, and massive drug smuggling of Afghan heroin to Russia and Europe. Although Rahmon’s successor and son, Rustam Emomali, has been increasingly in the headlines, adopting a presidential look, his stiff and awkward appearance reveals a man seemingly afraid of his shadow. Sources inside the country’s security apparatus report that he is in conflict with his powerful sisters, including Ozada, the head…

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The Soviet Union’s collapse 32 years ago led to rapid change, economic collapse, and violence. In Tajikistan, that violence slid rapidly into civil war. Reflecting on the Soviet Union’s collapse 32 years ago and attempting to draw any sort of conclusion is often a matter of perspective. In his new book, “Moscow’s Heavy Shadow: The Violent Collapse of the USSR,” Dr. Isaac McKean Scarborough, an assistant professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Leiden University, writes of the collapse from one of the Soviet Union’s most distant peripheries — Dushanbe. In doing so, he highlights a perspective not often taken…

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Three members of a family, including a child, died in Dushanbe due to coal smoke poisoning. The tragedy happened on the night of December 8 in the “Lower Khujambio” neighborhood of the capital. The body of a woman resident of this area was buried with her two daughters today. Islam, the head of this neighborhood, confirmed the death of three people from the same family in a conversation with Radio Ozodi, but did not give details. The Tajik Emergency Situations Committee told Radio Ozodi that the mother and daughters died in their sleep due to coal smoke poisoning. The mother…

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Officials of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan reported on the remarkable progress in the negotiations on the border demarcation of the two countries and revealed some of the details of the talks. The next meeting and discussion of the government delegations on the determination and marking of the border, which has repeatedly witnessed bloodshed, was held on December 1 in the city of Bustan, Sughd region. The delegations were led by Saimumin Yatimov, the head of the National Security Committee of Tajikistan, and his Kyrgyz counterpart Kamchibek Toshiev. Saymumin Yatimov, in a speech in the presence of Kamchibek Toshiev, which was published by…

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Brussels (4/11 – 25) It’s an old story, a broken record: war crimes in the Middle East, encouraged and stoked by outsiders with their own agenda. Israel, offended and humiliated by the 7 October attacks for which they had repeatedly been warned by Egypt. Hamas, encouraged and bankrolled by Israel initially, in its effort to undercut the appeal of Al-Fatah, has turned into Frankenstein’s Monster, breaching a border that was trumpeted as the most invincible in the world, with 24/7 surveillance, sensors to detect tunnels, full camera coverage and on and on – yet several thousand Hamas warriors parachuted in…

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Much like its ideological counterparts at HispanTV (Iranian-owned) and Actualidad RT (Russian-owned), Telesur wraps its incitement into a sophisticated and slick twenty-four-hour news platform through its website, broadcasts, and social media presence. Though it is difficult to gauge its influence, numbers suggest that Telesur’s message is impactful. Telesur has two million followers on its Spanish X account, 117,500 on its English X account, and more than half a million on Instagram. Its YouTube account has over 1.7 million subscribers, with 100,000 new subscribers and almost 7.4 million video views since October 7 (It also posts its videos on the Daily Motion). The network traditionally pushes out conspiracy theories, fake news, “whataboutism,”…

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Aluminum company “Talco” in Tursunzoda city owes more than 297 million somoni from electricity bills. Mohammad Qurbanov, the head of Tursunzoda City Electricity Networks, told the official publication “Jumhuriyat” that until recently this company owed 320 million somoni in electricity bills, but “Talco” paid some of the debt. In Tajikistan, where in most districts electricity is provided to residents in a limited or limited way, if the residents are in debt, the electricity supply to their homes will be completely stopped. “It is clear that “Tajik Aluminum Company” is of strategic importance and we have no right to deprive it of electricity. Therefore,…

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According to the Tajikistan Ministry of Agriculture, the number of greenhouses in the country is increasing every year. “There are 950 greenhouses operating across the republic with a total area of 166 hectares, while in 2020 greenhouses occupied only 101.5 hectares. To this day, vegetables have been planted in greenhouses on an area of 43.9 hectares, including tomatoes on 16.2 hectares, cucumbers on 9.3 hectares and other types of vegetables on 18.5 hectares, as well as citrus fruits. Sowing in greenhouses continues,” the ministry said. Tajikistan’s commitment to agricultural innovation is evident in the continuous evolution of greenhouse cultivation methods.…

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Shodi Shabdolov, the former chairman of the Communist Party and a former member of the Tajik parliament, who sometimes strongly criticized the behavior of the authorities, died at the age of 80. He was the leader of the communists of Tajikistan for 25 years and a member of parliament four times. Meraj Abdulloev, head of the Communist Party of Tajikistan, told Radio Ozodi that Shabdolov died on October 19 in Khorug. According to him, the former leader of the party “was sick for the last 7-8 months”. The politician, who was sometimes called the “voice of the opposition” in the parliament and…

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