Tajik village life

BBC’s featured story on life in the Central Asia nation of Tajikistan, the poorest of the former Soviet republics, where almost half of the population live below poverty line.

Tajik children selling apples on roadside
Children selling apples by the side of the road

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Wild Horses of Mongolia with Julia Roberts

Old documentary from 1999 featuring American actress Julia Roberts, in which she spent several weeks with a nomadic family in Mongolia, living exactly as the family does, and discovered their special relationship with the wild horse. It’s claimed that Mongolia is home to the only true wild horses known to still exist.

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NSEW – Keep It Coming music video

English music video of Keep It Coming by pop duo NSEW, formed by two (presumably) popular Kazakh acts Madu and Orda…

Couldn’t find much about the singers, and the limited online resources seem to contradict each other. It’s a decent song anyway. Video via ZarinaMadu@YT.

Check out a previous MV which I’ve posted, I Don’t Believe, solo by Madu.

Kazakhstan’s Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center photos

Some photos of Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, the world’s tallest tent which opened in Kazakhstan last week – a huge indoor leisure park with shops, restaurants, cinemas, and even an artificial beach and a running track.

Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Astana, Kazakhstan

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The world’s tallest tent opens in Kazakhstan

The world’s tallest tent has opened to the public in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan. Designed by British architects Foster & Partners, the Khan Shatyr (lit. Royal Marquee) Entertainment Centre in the capital Astana is 150m high.

Khan Shatyr world tallest tent in Kazakhstan

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