- 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.
Please visit www.simonreeve.co.uk for more information. 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.' ------------------------------------ SIMON REEVE is an adventurer, TV pre...
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
To watch this in full, please head over to our VOD page - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tajikistan Heart-stopping, adrenaline filled stories and dangerous journeys. Dodging landslides in Tajikistan. Crossing bridges that could collapse at any moment in Madagascar. Battling mountain monkeys in Guyana. Journeying on icy, mountainous roads in Ladkh. Every day, children, migrants and workers undertake incredible journeys. In this action packed series, we tell their stories. The mountainous landscape of Tajikistan is unforgiving and temperatures extreme. Working in old and battered trucks on bone-shaking routes, dodging falling rocks and landslides, they also have to wake up every two hours during the night to start their engines so they don't freeze up and leave them stranded. Follow us on TW...
Farmers who once relied on food aid, and were too poor to buy seeds, are once again farming remote parts of Tajikistan, thanks in part to the World Bank. And they're working to restore degraded lands. To learn more about the food crisis, visit http://www.worldbank.org/foodcrisis
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...
Tajikistan, the poorest country in central Asia, was with neighbouring Uzbekistan the cotton producer of the Soviet Union. In a mountainous country with only 6% of arable land, 80% of all agriculture has been exclusively devoted to cotton. Today, the government pursues the same agricultural policy while the country tries to recover from a five-year civil war and a series of droughts. The land reform is not yet complete and farmers must follow cotton production plans on credit. Poverty has increased and food supply is insufficient. The international community helps with funds which are managed by the villagers to introduce alternative crops and livelihoods.
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