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Uncle Stan and all the other Stans....

About five years ago my daughter asked me which of “the stans” was at war or politically unstable. A strange question indeed, but within the context of her and her boyfriend having spoken for several months about maybe driving (yes, driving) from our home in Melbourne, Australia to the land of our birth, Scotland, this was the moment when I realised it was no longer idle banter or pipe dreams. 230 more words


Turkmenistan: Prison Experiences

Umid, a father of three, was arrested and imprisoned after hitting a Muslim neighbour who was attacking him. The neighbour had begun to beat him in response to his conversion from Islam to Christianity. 610 more words


'Russia set to fund railway line between Iran, Azerbaijan'

Press TV – July 3, 2016

Russia is reportedly poised to finance a railway line connecting Iran with its northern neighbor Azerbaijan.

According to Tasnim…

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Day 52 - 53 Turkemenistan

Day: 1255Km Total: 9154Km

Before we get into our flight through Turkmenistan I think a brief history of the country is in order to create some perspective. 1.555 more words


UK publishes double taxation agreement with Turkmenistan

On 27 June 2016 the UK published the text of the double tax agreement with Turkmenistan. The agreement was signed on 10 June 2016 and has not yet entered into force. 236 more words


Parthian Fortresses of Nisa

Brief description

The site consists of two tells of Old and New Nisa, indicating the site of one of the earliest and most important cities of the Parthian Empire, a major power from the mid 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD. 79 more words



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Urgench was the capital of the Khorezm region, part of the Achaemenid Empire. The old town contains a series of monuments mainly from the 11th to 16th centuries, including a mosque, the gates of a caravanserai, fortresses, mausoleums and a 60-m high minaret. 61 more words