Guardian Cities readers on the rise of the shopping mall, rivalry between oil-rich Kazakhstan and its rural neighbours – and even a defence of dictatorship
We received many responses to our callout for readers’ contributions to our special report on the Stans – thanks to all who sent us words or images. While we read and appreciated each submission, we chose to prioritise the voices of those who are from Central Asia, or have lived there.
Guardian Cities is exploring in depth the oft-ignored – and exceedingly difficult to report from – cities of the five Central Asian “Stans”: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, a quarter of a century after they became independent from the former Soviet Union.
Buses of Bishkek #SecretStans pic.twitter.com/9jFiWIbpwq
Every evening people gather in the courtyards behind Almaty’s ul. Tole Bi for games of chess. #SecretStans @guardiancities pic.twitter.com/oc211Mt2NM
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/oct/20/readers-respond-stans-decline-russian-dominance
Author : Guardian readers
Publish date : 20 October 2017 | 11:41 am
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