Studying abroad: no longer just a dream?

Here's a transcription (though not a literal translation) of a very informative 8 minute video from Radio Ozodi [ru]. It shows a growing interest in studying abroad, but the programme has a clear moral drive behind its interesting content - see the last paragraph. Makes me wonder if the Kazakh government didn't inspire the piece: the …

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A monument for all seasons: honouring teachers in Kazakhstan

There is something very Soviet/Central Asian about putting up monuments, and it's definitely a fashionable thing to do at the moment (recent achievements include the world's tallest flagpole in Tajikistan, Turkmenistan has the world record for the largest Ferris wheel). Today I can report that Kazakhstan is planning to build the country's first monument 'dedicated to …

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Uzbekistan: Karimov Decree Makes Schools, Universities Cell-Free Zones (Repost from Eurasia.net)

(c) Evgeny Kuzmin, Eurasia.Net, http://www.eurasianet.org/node/65545 Uzbekistan: Karimov Decree Makes Schools, Universities Cell-Free Zones President Islam Karimov's administration in Uzbekistan wants school-age children to be in school and studying. Yet a new rule imposed on schools and universities indicates that officials are worried Uzbek youngsters are learning too much. Under a decree adopted in late May, students …

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