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The project is part of an effort to bring as many as 700,000 tourists to Taraz each year.

For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, fording rivers and cutting across snow-capped mountains. Today a handful of them are stuck on the "roof of the world".

Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian Federal Security Service, said in a recent interview the executions during the 1930s 'had an objective side to them'.

A memorial museum would ensure the dark era of the group's rule over parts of the Middle East will not be forgotten and serve as a testimony of its crimes for generations to come.

A Tajik grandmother in her 70s dreams of travelling to the United States.

The sounds of jazz brought together diverse crowds in four cities in a month-long event.

The government is soliciting public input on its 2017-2020 anti-terrorism programme.

The government is trying to break away from the Soviet-era preference for fluency in Russian.