Monthly Archives: December 2021

Russian military bases in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan – CSTO shield from terrorists

Russian military bases in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are a «combat vanguard» in the southern direction. Alexander Lapin, commander of the troops of the Central Military District (CMD), said, Interfax reports. «It is a kind of coalition shield and a weighty deterrent for terrorists and extremists staying on the territories of neighboring states,» Alexander Lapin said in an interview with the Russian Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. He specifies that if a military threat… Read More »

Vladimir Putin invites leaders of CIS countries to St. Petersburg

Leaders of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will arrive in St. Petersburg on December 28 for a traditional informal meeting at the invitation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin’s press service reported. The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, leaders of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Uzbekistan Shavkat… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan switches to electronic document management

The Cabinet of Ministers and the Administration of the President of Kyrgyzstan will switch to electronic document management after the New Year holidays. The President Sadyr Japarov announced at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. He gave 15 days to members of the Cabinet of Ministers to master computer technologies. «I signed the first electronic decree yesterday. We will not accept paper documents from January 11. Therefore, you need to learn how… Read More »

Border incident: Military Prosecutor’s Office of Tajikistan starts investigation

Border representatives of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan held a meeting to discuss the incident that occurred on Maksat — Zhashtyk road in Leilek district of Batken region of the Kyrgyz Republic. According to the Information and Communications Department of the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security, the Tajik side was shown the place and told the chronology of the incident, during which the Tajik border guards used… Read More »

COVID in Europe: Belgium closes cinemas as Spain brings back masks

Europe is once again seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases — here is our summary of the measures being taken across the continent.In some parts, the increase has been compounded by the emergence of the new Omicron variant, first detected in South Africa.Some countries have taken steps targeting the unvaccinated, while programmes are also being rolled out in several… Read More »

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon’s European Tour

European leaders concerned with Afghanistan’s security situation may see Tajikistan as a useful partner to limit refugee flows to Europe. Tajikistan’s president, Emomali Rahmon, has had a busy schedule over the past few months, since he took it upon himself to be an advocate for the non-recognition of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. During the first half… Read More »

Why Did Russian President Putin Visit India?

Contradictions in the India-Russia relationship, rooted in China and the Quad, will be difficult to overcome in the long term. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited India in the first week of December. The visit was significant in part because Putin has not traveled abroad to attend recent summits in person, like the G-20 in late… Read More »

‘Patriots Only’: Hong Kong’s New Election System in Action

At this time, Hong Kong is usually buzzing with political activity. Every four years, in the run up to elections for the Legislative Council (LegCo) – the city’s parliament – the streets would come alive as hopeful politicians take part in animated campaigns to win supporters, shouting promises into megaphones in a sea of colorful… Read More »

EU leaders to discuss booster jabs, energy prices and Russian aggression at council summit

EU leaders are back in Brussels for a one-day European summit with a busy agenda that promises discussions around booster shots, energy prices, migration routes and Russia’s military build-up along the Ukraine border.The debate will see new faces in the European Council’s meeting room: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Austrian… Read More »

The victim of brutal beating in notorious polygamy case dies

The victim of brutal beating n notorious polygamy case, 32-year-old Madina Mahmadjonova died in hospital on December 15, a day after Parviz (Lutfullo) Davlatov was sentenced to 8 years on charges of bigamy, torture and incitement to suicide, before the jail term was reduced to five years and four months under an amnesty law.  Parviz… Read More »

President Emomali Rahmon appoints his daughter Tajikistan’s ambassador to the United Kingdom

Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on December 15 appointed his third daughter, Rukhshona Emomali, to be the country’s ambassador to the United Kingdom.Prior to this appointment, Rukhshona Emomali had served as deputy head of the Foreign Ministry Directorate for International Organization following a period of activity at the Tajik Embassy in London.By another president’s degree Masoud… Read More »