• Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 1/5

    "Holidays in the Danger Zone" series with Simon Reeve on the BBC.

    published: 19 Sep 2009
  • Drugs squad in Tajikistan - Holidays in the Danger Zone - BBC travel & politics

    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.

    published: 13 Oct 2008
  • Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 4/5

    "Holidays in the Danger Zone" series with Simon Reeve on the BBC.

    published: 19 Sep 2009
  • Tours-TV.com: Ski holidays in Tajikistan

    Tajikistan. See on map http://tours-tv.com/en/Ski-holidays-in-Tajikistan .

    published: 08 Jan 2015
  • Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 3/5

    "Holidays in the Danger Zone" series with Simon Reeve on the BBC.

    published: 19 Sep 2009
  • Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 2/5

    "Holidays in the Danger Zone" series with Simon Reeve on the BBC.

    published: 19 Sep 2009
  • Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 5/5

    "Holidays in the Danger Zone" series with Simon Reeve on the BBC.

    published: 19 Sep 2009
  • The real Black Hawk Down - Holidays in the Danger Zone - Places that don't exist - BBC

    Simon Reeve visits the real set of movie Black Hawk Down as he visits Somalia and takes a Holiday in the Danger Zone in this video from the BBC travel documentary.

    published: 14 Sep 2008
  • People in Tajikistan observe traditions to celebrate Nowruz

    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

    published: 20 Mar 2017
  • Empowering Tajikistan's Farmers

    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

    published: 29 Mar 2011
  • Drugs Blight - Tajikistan

    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.

    published: 26 Nov 2007
  • MEET THE STANS -- episodes 3&4: Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

    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...

    published: 14 Nov 2011
  • Presidential Standard of Tajikistan

    made using Flag 3D screensaver, available here: http://www.3planesoft.com/holidays-screensavers/flag-3d-screensaver/ - CONTACTS (I speak Italian and English) 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/ TUMBLR: tumblr.com/blog/theflagandanthemguy - BACKUP CHANNELS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxxu3zAxxxIMFdEJFCr_Xcg https://vid.me/TheFlagandAnthemGuy http://www.dailymotion.com/Trustnoidiot #vexillology #funwithflags #nationalanthem

    published: 27 Aug 2017
  • Flag and anthem of Tajikistan

    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

    published: 06 Feb 2017
  • Navruz celebration in Tajikistan with Orom Travel

    Navruz is a national holiday in Tajikistan, celebrated in March 21. Navruz means new day. Celebrate Navruz with Orom Travel. More on our website at http://www.oromtravel.tj

    published: 28 Nov 2014
  • Trekking and Walking holidays in Albania with KE Adventure Travel

    Experience wild Albania on our Albania Accursed Mountains Trekking holiday https://www.keadventure.com/holidays/albania-trekking-accursed-mountains . In the far north of Albania, a range of rugged peaks rises to a high point at Jezerca (2694m) and is known locally as the Albanian Alps. Stunning and remote, this area is an undiscovered gem with one of the warmest welcomes in Europe! These "alps" form the southern part of the mountain range called the Dinaric Alps extending from the Julian Alps in Slovenia to Mt Korab on the border between Albania and Macedonia. We also run a family holiday in Albania 'Land of the Eagles' family adventure https://goo.gl/xpNkmG

    published: 18 Aug 2016
  • The trouble with tracking Al Qaeda and the Taliban - Holidays in the Danger Zone - BBC travel & politics

    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.

    published: 13 Oct 2008
  • Navruz of Tajikistan

    published: 03 Feb 2016
  • Tajikistan

    UNRATED TAjiK's

    published: 12 Feb 2009
  • "Tajikistan's Opium Trade - The Global Approach" Ms. Hillary Evans

    Recorded 7 May 2013. Tajikistan is recognized for its geopolitical importance. Millions of dollars have been invested into infrastructure, government stabilization, and counter narcotics training and operations. Despite the drastic increase in both production of opium and international funding, the Tajik Drug Control Agency's seizures have dropped 80% from 2001. The drug trade seems impervious; especially considering their strategic military location. How the global community addresses this issue is unique, in that we are prioritizing their stability -- at whatever political cost (breach of human rights/blatant corruption). The US provides training to elite military forces, government officials, and law enforcement with the publicized goal of fighting corruption and the war on drugs. Abou...

    published: 07 May 2013
  • Understanding Central Asia: Tajikistan

    A talk on contemporary social political issues in Tajikistan by Dr John Heathershaw, University of Exeter (2008) http://www.archive.org/details/understanding-central-asia

    published: 13 Jan 2010
  • CENTRAL ASIA: TAJIKISTAN: DRUG TRAFFICKING

    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...

    published: 30 Jul 2015
  • TAJIKISTAN, National Treasure Part 1 of 2

    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.

    published: 15 Oct 2009
  • Cotton Finance in Tajikistan

    The mission of "SugdAgroServ" is to fight poverty in the agricultural community of Tajikistan by means of increasing the income of the farmers through the creation of conditions for independent production and commercial farm activity.

    published: 28 Aug 2008
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Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 1/5

Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 1/5

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  • Duration: 9:40
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2009
  • views: 9291
videos https://wn.com/Holidays_In_The_Danger_Zone_Tajikistan_Part_1_5
Drugs squad in Tajikistan - Holidays in the Danger Zone - BBC travel & politics

Drugs squad in Tajikistan - Holidays in the Danger Zone - BBC travel & politics

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  • Duration: 2:10
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2008
  • views: 18142
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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.
https://wn.com/Drugs_Squad_In_Tajikistan_Holidays_In_The_Danger_Zone_BBC_Travel_Politics
Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 4/5

Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 4/5

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  • Duration: 9:11
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2009
  • views: 4283
videos https://wn.com/Holidays_In_The_Danger_Zone_Tajikistan_Part_4_5
Tours-TV.com: Ski holidays in Tajikistan

Tours-TV.com: Ski holidays in Tajikistan

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  • Duration: 0:54
  • Updated: 08 Jan 2015
  • views: 69
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Tajikistan. See on map http://tours-tv.com/en/Ski-holidays-in-Tajikistan .
https://wn.com/Tours_Tv.Com_Ski_Holidays_In_Tajikistan
Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 3/5

Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 3/5

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  • Duration: 9:31
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2009
  • views: 4312
videos https://wn.com/Holidays_In_The_Danger_Zone_Tajikistan_Part_3_5
Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 2/5

Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 2/5

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  • Duration: 9:40
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2009
  • views: 5007
videos https://wn.com/Holidays_In_The_Danger_Zone_Tajikistan_Part_2_5
Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 5/5

Holidays in the Danger Zone - Tajikistan Part 5/5

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  • Duration: 1:16
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2009
  • views: 3131
videos https://wn.com/Holidays_In_The_Danger_Zone_Tajikistan_Part_5_5
The real Black Hawk Down - Holidays in the Danger Zone - Places that don't exist - BBC

The real Black Hawk Down - Holidays in the Danger Zone - Places that don't exist - BBC

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  • Duration: 2:43
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2008
  • views: 292468
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Simon Reeve visits the real set of movie Black Hawk Down as he visits Somalia and takes a Holiday in the Danger Zone in this video from the BBC travel documentary.
https://wn.com/The_Real_Black_Hawk_Down_Holidays_In_The_Danger_Zone_Places_That_Don't_Exist_BBC
People in Tajikistan observe traditions to celebrate Nowruz

People in Tajikistan observe traditions to celebrate Nowruz

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  • Duration: 2:10
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2017
  • views: 3502
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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
https://wn.com/People_In_Tajikistan_Observe_Traditions_To_Celebrate_Nowruz
Empowering Tajikistan's Farmers

Empowering Tajikistan's Farmers

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  • Duration: 3:32
  • Updated: 29 Mar 2011
  • views: 1600
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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
https://wn.com/Empowering_Tajikistan's_Farmers
Drugs Blight - Tajikistan

Drugs Blight - Tajikistan

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  • Duration: 7:38
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2007
  • views: 70935
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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.
https://wn.com/Drugs_Blight_Tajikistan
MEET THE STANS -- episodes 3&4: Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

MEET THE STANS -- episodes 3&4: Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

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  • Duration: 1:18:07
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2011
  • views: 257661
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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 presenter and New York Times bestselling author with a passion for travel, current affairs, history, conservation and the environment. He has been around the world three times for the BBC series Equator, Tropic of Capricorn, and Tropic of Cancer, and has travelled extensively in more than 100 countries. Simon's last journey around the Tropic of Cancer enthralled millions and was described by The Times of London as: "a real gem...Reeve is in a class of his own". Readers of a leading travel magazine voted it their favourite TV series. Simon, who is an ambassador for the nature conservation organisation WWF, has been awarded a One World Broadcasting Trust award for an "outstanding contribution to greater world understanding". His books include Tropic of Capricorn (published by BBC Books), and The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden and the future of terrorism, which warned of a new age of apocalyptic terrorism, and was the first in the world on bin Laden and al Qaeda. Originally published in 1998 it has been a New York Times bestseller. Simon has contributed to other studies into organised crime, terrorism, biological warfare and corruption. His book One Day in September: the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre was published in 2000. The film of the same name, narrated by the actor Michael Douglas, won an Oscar for best feature documentary. ------------------------------------ You can find out more information on Simon's journeys, and see more of Simon's films, at his website: www.simonreeve.co.uk or at www.youtube.com/shootandscribble Thanks for watching!
https://wn.com/Meet_The_Stans_Episodes_3_4_Uzbekistan_And_Tajikistan
Presidential Standard of Tajikistan

Presidential Standard of Tajikistan

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  • Duration: 1:43
  • Updated: 27 Aug 2017
  • views: 339
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made using Flag 3D screensaver, available here: http://www.3planesoft.com/holidays-screensavers/flag-3d-screensaver/ - CONTACTS (I speak Italian and English) 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/ TUMBLR: tumblr.com/blog/theflagandanthemguy - BACKUP CHANNELS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxxu3zAxxxIMFdEJFCr_Xcg https://vid.me/TheFlagandAnthemGuy http://www.dailymotion.com/Trustnoidiot #vexillology #funwithflags #nationalanthem
https://wn.com/Presidential_Standard_Of_Tajikistan
Flag and anthem of Tajikistan

Flag and anthem of Tajikistan

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  • Duration: 1:47
  • Updated: 06 Feb 2017
  • views: 1002
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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
https://wn.com/Flag_And_Anthem_Of_Tajikistan
Navruz celebration in Tajikistan with Orom Travel

Navruz celebration in Tajikistan with Orom Travel

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  • Duration: 3:20
  • Updated: 28 Nov 2014
  • views: 303
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Navruz is a national holiday in Tajikistan, celebrated in March 21. Navruz means new day. Celebrate Navruz with Orom Travel. More on our website at http://www.oromtravel.tj
https://wn.com/Navruz_Celebration_In_Tajikistan_With_Orom_Travel
Trekking and Walking holidays in Albania with KE Adventure Travel

Trekking and Walking holidays in Albania with KE Adventure Travel

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  • Duration: 4:01
  • Updated: 18 Aug 2016
  • views: 560
videos
Experience wild Albania on our Albania Accursed Mountains Trekking holiday https://www.keadventure.com/holidays/albania-trekking-accursed-mountains . In the far north of Albania, a range of rugged peaks rises to a high point at Jezerca (2694m) and is known locally as the Albanian Alps. Stunning and remote, this area is an undiscovered gem with one of the warmest welcomes in Europe! These "alps" form the southern part of the mountain range called the Dinaric Alps extending from the Julian Alps in Slovenia to Mt Korab on the border between Albania and Macedonia. We also run a family holiday in Albania 'Land of the Eagles' family adventure https://goo.gl/xpNkmG
https://wn.com/Trekking_And_Walking_Holidays_In_Albania_With_Ke_Adventure_Travel
The trouble with tracking Al Qaeda and the Taliban - Holidays in the Danger Zone - BBC travel & politics

The trouble with tracking Al Qaeda and the Taliban - Holidays in the Danger Zone - BBC travel & politics

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  • Duration: 2:37
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2008
  • views: 12285
videos
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.
https://wn.com/The_Trouble_With_Tracking_Al_Qaeda_And_The_Taliban_Holidays_In_The_Danger_Zone_BBC_Travel_Politics
Navruz of Tajikistan

Navruz of Tajikistan

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  • Duration: 10:15
  • Updated: 03 Feb 2016
  • views: 214
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https://wn.com/Navruz_Of_Tajikistan
Tajikistan

Tajikistan

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  • Duration: 6:01
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2009
  • views: 1179
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UNRATED TAjiK's
https://wn.com/Tajikistan
"Tajikistan's Opium Trade - The Global Approach" Ms. Hillary Evans

"Tajikistan's Opium Trade - The Global Approach" Ms. Hillary Evans

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  • Duration: 34:57
  • Updated: 07 May 2013
  • views: 919
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Recorded 7 May 2013. Tajikistan is recognized for its geopolitical importance. Millions of dollars have been invested into infrastructure, government stabilization, and counter narcotics training and operations. Despite the drastic increase in both production of opium and international funding, the Tajik Drug Control Agency's seizures have dropped 80% from 2001. The drug trade seems impervious; especially considering their strategic military location. How the global community addresses this issue is unique, in that we are prioritizing their stability -- at whatever political cost (breach of human rights/blatant corruption). The US provides training to elite military forces, government officials, and law enforcement with the publicized goal of fighting corruption and the war on drugs. About This Speaker: Hillary L. Evans is currently managing a State Department contract to enhance distance education and make it more affordable and accessible in Pakistan at the Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies. Recently, Hillary spent 11 months in Tajikistan conducting research on the economics of the opium trade as a Fulbright Fellow (2011-2012).
https://wn.com/Tajikistan's_Opium_Trade_The_Global_Approach_Ms._Hillary_Evans
Understanding Central Asia: Tajikistan

Understanding Central Asia: Tajikistan

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  • Duration: 15:04
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2010
  • views: 2348
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A talk on contemporary social political issues in Tajikistan by Dr John Heathershaw, University of Exeter (2008) http://www.archive.org/details/understanding-central-asia
https://wn.com/Understanding_Central_Asia_Tajikistan
CENTRAL ASIA: TAJIKISTAN: DRUG TRAFFICKING

CENTRAL ASIA: TAJIKISTAN: DRUG TRAFFICKING

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  • Duration: 2:50
  • Updated: 30 Jul 2015
  • views: 4806
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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 hectare can yield up to 60 kilogrammes of raw opium. And the men who farm the plantations can make as much as 1000 dollars per kilogramme. But this is only a fraction of the true value of the drug to Russia's drug barons who process the raw opium into pure heroin in their clandestine laboratories in Russia's large cities. The street value of the processed drug increases tenfold. Although the volume of drugs coming out of Central Asia is a fraction of the notorious golden triangle in the Far East, or the cocaine fields of Central America, the authorities are alarmed at the speed at which it is growing. Hundreds of men make the long trek up the mountain every week to collect the precious drops of milk from hectare upon hectare of poppies. For many in the poorest of the former Soviet republics, it is their only source of income. The Tajik farmers do not like what they do but say the economic chaos in the country leaves them with little choice SOUNDBITE: (Russian) There are no jobs. We have no income. Depending on the number of people who work for me, from 20 to 30, we can collect a kilogramme in a day. That's about a thousand dollars. SUPERCAPTION: Akhmed, drug farmer - did not want to show his face But the relative safety enjoyed by Akhmed and his fellow farmers may soon be over. Lieutenant-Colonel Karim Yunusov and his men have been charged with the task of tracking down and destroying this year's crop. Although they have scored some successes already, Yunusov freely admits that the operation, code-named Opium '95, is unlikely to leave more than a dent in such a well-run business. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) The current situation is all due to the collapse of the Soviet Union, with its ensuing economic and political difficulties. All these factors probably compelled people to engage in drug trafficking. Many enterprises remain idle. People have been laid off. And those who do work get miserable salaries. There are problems galore and we won't resolve them by just destroying the poppies. SUPERCAPTION: Lt-Col Karim Yunusov, regional drug enforcement chief Yunusov allows his men a moment to keep for posterity before the battle commences. Armed only with sticks the results are of limited effect. At such high altitudes his men must stop every few minutes to catch their breath. And as fast as they destroy the crops, over the other side of the mountain farmers are starting yet more plantations. Yunusov badly needs better equipment. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) We have no kerosene to fly our only helicopter and we can't use it all the time anyway. If we had a helicopter we could have flown up to the mountain and destroyed all the crops immediately. SUPERCAPTION: Lt-Col Karim Yunusov, regional drug enforcement chief As it is, it takes Yunusov and his men four hours just to climb the mountain. With such limited manpower and lack of equipment they face an uphill battle. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f7176b5174f372d06e5a9ef4b498ad32 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/Central_Asia_Tajikistan_Drug_Trafficking
TAJIKISTAN, National Treasure Part 1 of 2

TAJIKISTAN, National Treasure Part 1 of 2

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  • Duration: 7:57
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2009
  • views: 3848
videos
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.
https://wn.com/Tajikistan,_National_Treasure_Part_1_Of_2
Cotton Finance in Tajikistan

Cotton Finance in Tajikistan

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  • Duration: 13:45
  • Updated: 28 Aug 2008
  • views: 7817
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The mission of "SugdAgroServ" is to fight poverty in the agricultural community of Tajikistan by means of increasing the income of the farmers through the creation of conditions for independent production and commercial farm activity.
https://wn.com/Cotton_Finance_In_Tajikistan
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