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“Tajikistan is not the Center of the World”: Rewriting of Country’s History Spurs Ridicule

tj_historybooks-200x200As historians in Tajikistan seek to move the origins of the nation as far back in time as possible, netizens are increasingly distrustful of the updated history.

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Time to Change Tajikistan’s Flag?

Tajikistan’s flag shows three horizontal stripes of red (top), a wider stripe of white (middle), and green (bottom). A gold crown surmounted by seven gold stars is located in the center of the white stripe.

tj_longflagThe country has had the flag since November 1992. Now some bloggers suggest that that it might be time to change the country’s flag. Read on Global Voices Online >>

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