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Kumtor Gold Mine Threatens Central Asian Glaciers and Water

Kristen French on Dec 23, 2014 Central Asia’s Tien Shan mountain range, Chinese for “celestial mountain,” is the site of a heated battle over gold, water and ice. Stretching 1,500 miles along the borders between China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, and reaching up to 7,000 meters above the sea, the mountain’s steep peaks host some of Central Asia’s

In support of Alexander Sodiqov. Researchers at Risk in Central Asia – CASCA meeting on July 1, 2014 Halle/Germany

Halle, July 3 2014 Halle-Zurich Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia, Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology and Universityof Zurich, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology   Statement of Support Alexander Sodiqov, a PhD student at the University of Toronto in Canada,has been arrested on June 16 2014 in Tajikistan. Although not being chargedofficially, he has