Economy

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Eurasianet: Turkmenistan. Down in the dumps

Economic maladministration is becoming harder to hide. State statisticians in Turkmenistan may not be reliable or transparent, but they are consistent. At a cabinet meeting devoted to the economy on …

Society

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Eurasianet: Tajikistan. As Russia cracks open gate, rush for air tickets ensues

The president’s family has a monopoly on tickets, cashing in on a profound desperation. Ikrom, a 32-year-old from Tajikistan’s southern Temurmalik district, sold his cow for 10,000 somoni ($883) to …