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With confidence in Kazakhstan’s national currency at an all-time low, some see an opening for the ascent of digital currencies, of which Bitcoin is perhaps the best known.  
After 25 years of independence, some former Soviet republics are experiencing record population decline while others are soaring to new highs. This is a story about demographic destiny.   Population: Opposite trends  
  Eleven hard-liners in the Soviet government, military, Communist Party, and KGB were named in a Russian court as the organizers of the failed August 1991 coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.  
A quarter century ago, on August 19, 1991, a botched coup attempt began in Moscow, sparking a chain of events that led to the Soviet Union’s collapse. These days, Tajikistan is preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its independence with an...
In a highly dramatic development, Russian bombers have begun using an Iranian base for bombing missions over Syria. Why Moscow would want to do this is clear: flight time to Syria is much shorter from northwestern Iran than from southern Russia.
Sex workers in Kazakhstan want to make the world’s oldest profession a legal trade.    In mid-May, the yvision.kz website posted an open letter signed by 597 self-declared sex workers that called for the legalization of prostitution and...
It's no secret that social-network sites on the Internet are being abused and used for foul purposes. No country is immune to this problem.  
Namangan, a city in Uzbekistan’s portion of the Ferghana Valley, was aflame last month. Bursts of gunfire punctured the air. A bus was set alight. Led by two fierce-eyed young men – Tahir and Juma – a mob shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and demanded...
For the past several years, the volume of goods and crude oil shipped through the commercial port of Makhachkala on Daghestan's Caspian coast has been declining, from 4.8 million tons in 2010 to 3.8 million in 2015 and 1.6 million in the first six...
Just about everyone in Azerbaijan has heard scary tales about the country’s healthcare system.