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“Real Patriots Choose Patriotic Names” in Tajikistan

2005_Tajikistan_Passport-200x200In Tajikistan, a person’s name is no longer a private matter. Officials insist that a name is an indication of the degree of patriotism of its bearer.

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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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Misuse of National Flag Causes a Stir in Tajikistan

tj_flag1-200x200An image of a Tajik flag used to collect trash has angered social media users in the country.

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