- published: 19 Sep 2009
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Simon sees the Tajikistan drug squad in action and checks out their recent haul worth over £150 million in British street value. Interesting video from BBC travel documentary Holidays in the Danger Zone - Meet the Stans.
Simon Reeve travels through Central Asia in this four-part BBC TV series, shown on BBC2, BBC World and by broadcasters internationally. The adventure took Simon from the far north-west of Kazakhstan, by the Russian border, east to the Chinese border, south through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the edge of Afghanistan, and west to Uzbekistan and the legendary Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara. The Guardian said it was 'a thrilling postcard from the edge' The Times said: 'Simon Reeve's journey through Kazakhstan is a first-class Boys Own adventure on film and illuminating too. I can't imagine anyone switching off who stays for the first five minutes.' For full Everest and other mountaineering documentaries, see my playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEq-_K2Ii0oGkxhq...
People in Tajikistan are marking the beginning of spring or Nowruz by observing special rituals. They prepare special dishes and set seven items starting with the Persian letter “Seen” on a tablecloth to wish a lucky new year. Hooman Abedi reports from Dushanbe. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.com/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/presstv
Republic of Tajikistan Is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia, the territory that now constitutes Tajikistan was previously home to several ancient cultures, including the city of Sarazm of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age, and was later home to kingdoms ruled by people of different faiths and cultures, including the Oxus civilisation, Andronovo culture, Buddhism, Nestorian Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and Islam. The area has been ruled by numerous empires and dynasties, including the Achaemenid Empire, Sasanian Empire, Hephthalite Empire, Samanid Empire, Mongol Empire, Timurid dynasty, and the Russian Empire. As a result of the break-up of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan became an independent nation in 1991. A civil war was fought almost immediately after indepen...
Russian/Nat Drugs smuggling throughout the former Soviet Central Asian republics has surged since the collapse of the Soviet Union led to a breakdown in borders. The Russian government claims over half of all drugs in Russia come from Tajikistan or via Tajikistan from Afghanistan. Some say the Central Asian state is becoming the Colombia of the CIS. The Tajik police are trying to fight the upsurge in drug trafficking but find themselves undermanned and underequipped. The mountain range of Zaravshan in Northern Tajikistan - a thousand metres above sea level, it is an area of wild and natural beauty. And separated from the rest of Tajikistan by almost impassable mountains, it is an ideal location for the country's fastest growing business - drugs. According to estimates, one h...
Nov 2007 Tajikistan is struggling to cope with an influx of cheap drugs from Afghanistan. The country has just one rehab clinic and on average, ten soldiers a year die in shoot outs with drug traffickers. Last year, more than two billion dollars worth of heroin was smuggled from Afghanistan. "No matter how much effort we put into fighting the trafficking, the real problem is in Afghanistan", complains General Nazarov. Many are nostalgic of the days of the Taliban, when heroin was much harder to obtain.
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Tajikistan TAJIK: Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон - Çumhurii Toçikiston NATIONAL ANTHEM: Суруди миллӣ" - “Surudi milli” - "National anthem" music by Suleiman Yudakov lyrics by Gulnazar Keldi adopted in 1994 made using Flag 3D screensaver, available here: http://www.3planesoft.com/holidays-screensavers/flag-3d-screensaver/ - CONTACTS: FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/TheFlagAnthemGuy-1385863208300909/ TWITTER http://twitter.com/Flag_Anthem DEVIANTART http://theflagandanthemguy.deviantart.com/ REDDIT: http://www.reddit.com/user/TheFlagandAnthemGuy/ #vexillology #funwithflags #tajikistan #asia
Simon Reeve visits Tajikistan and sees the terrain that has been the home of bandits and smugglers for centuries - the same terrain that is now suspected to hold members of Al Qaeda and the remnants of the Taliban. Fascinating video from BBC travel documentary 'Holidays in the Danger Zone: Meet the Stans.