Central Asian favourite web pages

Central Asian favourite web pages


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Central Asia general


News and Analytics

Centrasia.ru (http://www.centrasia.ru) - Moscow-based web site collecting articles and analyses on Central Asia, Afghanistan and selectively Iran, Pakistan and other Eurasian countries (RU)
Ferghana.ru (http://www.ferghana.ru) - Analysies on current political and social issues as well as historical sketches on Central Asia (RU, partly UZ, EN)
Institute for War and Peace Reporting (http://www.iwpr.net) - Reports and analyses from various parts of the world, including large section on Central Asia (EN, partly RU or local languages)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (http://www.rferl.org) - Daily news and analysis on Central Asia affairs, opposition mooded (EN and local languages).
Оазис (http://www.ca-oasis.info) - Bi-weekly analysis and field reports on current political and social issues in Central Asia. Published by The Centre for Extremal Journalism (RU).
International Crisis Group (http://www.crisisgroup.org) - Deeper occasional reports from hot regions, including Central Asia, Iran and Afghanistan (EN, partly RU or local languages).
Soros Eurasia Institute (http://www.eurasianet.org) - Daily news, field reports and analyses/commentaries on Central Asia, Caucasus, Mongolia, Iran and Afghanistan (EN, partly RU).
Central Asia and the Caucasus Analyst (http://www.cacianalyst.org) - Bi-weekly on-line journal with commentaries on current issues in Central Asia and the Caucasus, published by Central Asian and the Caucasus Institute in Washington (EN).
East Time (http://www.eassttime.ru) - Analytical articles on Russia-Central Asia-Far East-Middle East events, mostly from Russian perspective (RU)
Vladimir Paramonov Central Eurasian Project (http://www.ceasia.ru). The web page with selected analysis and articles of leading expert on Russian and Chinese presence in Central Asia, energy markets and economy of the region (RU)
Информационно-аналитический центр по постсоветскому пространстве МГУ (http://www.ia-centr.ru) - Analysis and commentaries from Central Asian and Russian perspective (RU).
Regnum (http://www.regnum.ru) - Sections on Central Asian Republics. Weekly digests of local Central Asian press (RU)
РИА Новости (http://www.rian.ru) (RU)
Materik.ru (http://www.materik.ru) - Аналитика и дайджесты к постсоветскому пространству Института стран СНГ (RU.)
Фонд стратегического исследованя центральноазиатского региона (http://www.asiastrategy.ru) - Analysis and commentaries (RU, EN)
Transitions on-line (http://www.tol.cz) - Prague-based weekly e-mail briefing on political development in former USSR (EN)
Turkic Republics and Communities (http://www.khazaria.com/turkic/index.html) - Web pages around Turkic world - from Gagauzia to Siberia
The Transoxiana Pages - Central Asian history, literature, languages and culture (links) (http://www.oxuscom.com/centasia.htm)
Central Asian online history (http://onlinehistories.ssrc.org). Resources and brief introduction to islam, identity and nuilt environment in Central Asia

Other news and analytical resources

Central Asian News (http://www.ca-new.ru) (EN)
Eurasian Home (http://www.eurasiahome.org) (RU)
Central'noaziatskoe agenstvo politicheskikh issledovanii (http://www.caapr.kz) (RU)
APN.kz (http://www.apn.kz) (RU)

History of Central Asia

Восточная литература (http://www.vostlit.info) - Thousands of historical works, resources and documents translated into Russian or Russian origin. The best source for researching the history of various parts of the World. Extensive section on Central Asia, the Caucasus, European history etc. (RU).
Turkestan Library/Туркестанская библиотека (http://www.turklib.ru) - Many useful books on the history, languages, ethnography issues, literature of Turkish, Central Asian, Uyghur, Mongolian writers in local languages and Russian translations, CD or DVD, MP3 music. All downloadable through rapidshare.com system (mostly RU, TR and local Central Asian languages).
Центральноазиатский исторический сервер (http://www.kyrgyz.ru) - страница посвящена истории кыргызов, казахов, кыпчаков и других кочевников
Библиотека Гумер (http://www.gumer.info)
Turkoteka - the articles on the history of Turks. (http://www.turkotek.com)
Ancient and Middle Ages History of Central Asia (http://www.sr-aziya.narod.ru)
History of Tajikistan (http://www.tarih.tj) - Articles and books on History of Tajikistan and Central Asia
My Tashkent (http://www.mytashkent.uz) - History and Contemporary Tashkent
Iraj Bashiri page (Iranian and Tajik Studies) (http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/) - Lot of information on history and literature of Central Asia (Tajikistan in particular) and Iran, chronologies,
H. B. Paksoy articles (http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/53/index-af.html)

International Central Asian Institutes

Harvard Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus (http://centasia.fas.harvard.edu) -
Silk Road Studies Centre (http://www.silkroadstudies.org)
University of Central Asia (http://www.ucentralasia.org)
EU Central Asia Monitoring (http://www.eucentralasia.eu)
Międzynarodowy program badawczy Współczesna Azja Centralna (http://www.inp.uw.edupl)
Osrodek Studiow Wschodnich (http://www.osw.pl) - occassional paper on Central Asia and Caucasus (PL)
International Institute for Caspian Studies (Iran) (http://www.caspianstudies.com)
Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (http://www.kisi.kz) – Analytical articles, commentaries, journals and partly book production of the institute. (EN,RU,KZ)
Institute of Asian Culture and Development (Korea) (http://www.iacd.or.kr) - Online issues of their International Journal of Central Asian Studies
Eurasian Hub (Hanyang University, Korea) (http://eurasiahub.org) - newly established Journal of Eurasian Studies (all issues are available online.

Regional organizations

Содружество Независимых Государств (http://www.cis.minsk.by)
Организация по Договору о Коллективной Безопасности (http://www.dkb.gov.ru)
Шанхайская Организация Сотрудничества (версия Секретариата) (http://www.sectsco.org)
Евразийское экономическое сообщество (http://www.evrazes.org)

Czech Central Asia

Velvyslanectví České republiky v Astaně (http://www.mzv.cz/astana)
Velvyslanectví České republiky v Taškentu (http://www.mzv.cz/taskent)
Komora pro země SNS (http://i-ru.cz)
Česko-uzbecká obchodní komora (http://www.cuopk.cz)
Česko-středoasijská smíšená obchodní komora (http://www.csok.cz)


News and Analysis

OSI Turkmenistan Archive (
http://www.eurasianet.org/turkmenistan.project) - weekly digest of events in Turkmenistan (RU)
Гундогар (http://www.gundogar.org) The News and Analyses collected on the web page managed by Bayram Shikhmuradov
The Chronicle of Turkmenistan/Хроника Туркменистана (http://www.chrono.org)
Туркменистан Newseurasia (http://ru.turkmenistan.neweurasia.net)

International Organizations in Turkmenistan

OSCE Ashgabat (http://www.osce.org/ashgabad)
UN Mission to Turkmenistan (http://www.untuk.org)
Internet Access and Training Program (http://www.iatp.edu.tm)
UNDP Turkmenistan (http://www.undptkm.org)


Гундогар (http://www.gundogar.org) - Bayram Shikhmuradov
Пайхас (http://expertbaza.blogspot.org) - Shokhrat Kadyrov
Dogry Yol (http://www.dogryol.com)
Watan/Ватан (http://www.watan.ru) - Оразов
Республиканская Партия Туркменистана (http://www.tm-republican.org) - Нурмухаммед Ханамов
Туркменская Искра (http://www.tm-iskra.org) - Original site does not work
Электронная библиотека Туркменской литературы (http://www.edebi-miras.blogspot.com)
Эркин Туркменистан (Свободный Туркменистан (http://www.erkin.net) - not updated after death of Avdy Kuliyev
Байрам Шихмурадов (http://shikhmuradov.livejournal.com)
Yowsan Annagurban Sahypasy (http://www.annagurban.com)
Gunesh (http://www.gunesh.org) -

Official Pages

Turkmenistan Golden Age/Золотой век (http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm) (En, RU, TM)
Turkmenistan.ru (http://www.turkmenistan.ru)
Журнал Туркменистан (http://www.turkmenistaninfo.ru)
История Туркменистана и туркмен (http://www.turkmenhistory.blogspot.com)
Turkmens.com (http://www.turkmens.com)
Oil and Gas in Turkmenistan (http://www.oilgas.gov.tm)
Государственный банк внешнеэкономической деятельности Туркменистана (http://www.tfeb.gov.tm)
Сапармурат Туркменбаши (http://www.niyazov.sitecity.ru)
Информационно-деловой центр "Туркменистан" (http://www.turkmenbusiness.org)
Союз женщин Туркменистана Энее-Махри (http://www.nt-ene.gov.tm)
Turkmen-Turk Universitesi (http://www.ittu.edu.tm)
Пресс курьер Туркменбаши (http://www.tmpress.gov.tm)
Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to UN (http://www.un.int/wcm/content/site/turkmenistan)


Schools in Turkmenistan (Forum) (http://www.mekdep.com)
E-library of Turkmen literature (http://www.edebi-miras.blogspot.com)
Turkmenistan documentary film (http://www.edwintrommelen.nl/et/documentaires/land_van_mijn_vader.htm)
Путеводитель по Туркменистану (http://web2.0turkmenia.ru)
Ruhnama blog (http://ruhnama.blogspot.com)



Президенти Точикистон/Tajikistan President (
Таджикское посольство в Турции (http://www.tajikembassytr.com)
Таджикское посольство в России (http://www.tajikistan.ru)
Таджикское посольство в США (http://www.tjus.org)
Министарство иностранных дел Таджикистана/Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tajikistan (http://www.mfa.tj)
Legal Club (http://www.legal-club.tj)
Центр стратегических исследований (http://www.src.gov.tj)
TajStat (http://www.stat.tj)


ИА Авеста (http://www.avesta.tj)
ИА Вароруд (http://www.varorud.org)
ИА Ховар (http://www.khovar.tj)
ИА Азия плюс (http://www.asiaplus.tj)
Чархи Гардун (http://www.gazeta.tj)
Ариана (http://www.ariana.su)
Таджикистан – инфо портал (http://www.tajikistan.nm.ru)
Телевидение Таджикистана (http://www.tvt.tj)
ТВ Сафина (http://www.safina.tj)
Таджикское ТВ (http://www.1tv.tj)

Политические партии/Political Parties

Network of Political Parties (http://www.npp.tj)
Народно-демократическая партия Таджикистана (http://www.ndpt.tj)
Democratic party of Tajikistan (http://www.democrat-tj.org)
Коммунистическая партия Таджикистана (http://www.kpt.freenet.tj)


Таджикикая культура и литература (http://www.asiaplus.tajik.net)
Freeariana.com (http://www.freeariana.com)
Russian-Tajik (Slavic) University (http://www.rtsu-slavist.tj)
Туризм в Таджикистане (Сорос) (http://www.tourism.tj)
Библиотека (http://www.aclib.ru) - CD Rare maps of the region)
Информация для мигрантов (http://www.migrant.tj)
Persian/Tajik Literature (http://www.sattor.com)
Писатели Таджикистана (http://pisateli.freenet.tj)
Садриддин Айни – выбор их произведений (http://www.answering-islam.org/Russki/Authors/Aini/index.htm)
Překlady tádžických děl do ČJ (http://www.obecprekladatelu.cz/ZZPREKLADY/totaltadzictina.htm)
Kamoluddin Abdullaev (Tajik historian) web page (http://kamolkhon.com)
Tajikistan Update (http://www.angelfire.com/sd/tajikistanupdate/) - Links to another web pages about Tajikistan
Iraj Bashiri page (Iranian and Tajik Studies) (http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/)


Pamir Travel Information (http://www.pamirs.org)
Zerafshan travel info (http://www.zerafshan.info)
Mountains in former USSR (http://www.doruska.wz.cz)
Mountains in Russia and Central Asia (http://www.tichavsky.net)
Zerafshan Association for Tourism development (http://www.ztda-tourism.tj)
Tajik Air (http://www.tajikair.tj)
Somon Air (http://www.somonair.com)
Tajik Intourservice Travel Agency (http://www.tis.tj)
Travel Tajikistan Web Page (http://www.pamirs.org)
Fan Mountains Base camp and travel agency (http://www.fanyvertical.ru/)
Mountain Tourism in Russia and Central Asia (http://mountain.tos.ru)



Президент Кыргызстана (
Аскар Акаев (http://www.askarakaev.org)
Официальный сайт Бакиева (http://www.kurmanbekbakiev.kg)
Kyrgyzstan Statistical Office (http://www.stat.kg)


ИА 24 (http://www.24.kg)
Белый Парус (http://www.paruskg.info)
Zagranichnaia pressa (http://www.zpress.kg)
Kabar (http://www.kabar.kg)
Аки Пресс (http://www.akipress.kg)
Open Kyrgyzstan (http://www.open.kg)
Дело № (http://www.delo.elcat.kg)
Газета.кг (http://www.gazeta.kg)
Белый Пароход (http://www.parohod.kg)

Аналитические центры

Institute for Public Policy (http://www.ipp.kg)
Bishkek Press Club (http://www.bpc.kg)
Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (http://www.krsu.edu.kg)


Фонд Александра Князева (http://www.knyazev.org)
Нур Омаров (http://omarov-nur.narod.ru)
Центральноазиатский исторический сервер (http://www.kyrgyz.ru)
Sanjyra (http://www.sanjyra.com.kg)


OSCE Academy (http://www.osce-academy.net.kg)
American University of Central Asia (http://www.auca.kg)



Народное слово (
Пресс-служба Президента Узбекистана (http://www.press-service.uz)
Governmental Portal of Uzbekistan (http://www.gov.uz)
Uzbekistan Information Agency (http://www.uza.uz)
Education Portal of Uzbekistan (http://www.edu.uz)
Aral Save Foundaton (http://www.aral.uz)

Research Institutes

Центр экономических исследований (http://www.cer.uz, http://www.review.uz)
Центр политических исследований (Гульнара Каримова) (http://www.cps.uz)
Academy of Sciences (http://www.academy.uz)

Оппозиция/Opposition pages

Uzmetronom (http://www.uzmetronom.com)
Норбутаев (http://www.ydgrnrbtv.coz.ru, http://www.ydgrnrbtv.narod.ru)
Bukhara Info (http://www.www.bukharainfo.com)
Узбекистан neweurasia.net (http://www.ru.uzbekistan.neweurasia.net)
Мусульманский Узбекистан (http://www.muslimuzbekistan.com)
Erk Movement (http://www.uzbekistanerk.com)
Birlik (http://www.birlik.net)
Алишер Таксанов (http://alisher1966.livejournal.com, http://www.proza.ru/avtor/alisher1966)
Ozod Ovoz/Free Voice (http://www.ozodovoz.org)


Трудовые мигранты из Узбекистана (http://www.fromuz.com)
Элита Узбекистана (http://www.freewebs.com/elituz/index.htm)
Uzbekistan Railways (http://www.uzrailway.uz, http://www.uzrailpass.uz)


Старый Ташкент до 1917 г. (http://www.oldtashkent.com)
Метро в Ташкенте (http://metrotashkent.narod.ru)
Ностальгия по Ташкенту (http://www.uzcapital.info)
My Tashkent (http://www.mytashkent.uz)

Clans in Uzbekistan - selected links



President of Kazakhstan (
Kazakhstan Statistical Agency (http://www.stat.kz)
Литер (http://www.liter.kz)
Мегаполис (http://www.megapolis.kz)
Kazakhstan State University (http://www.kazsu.kz)
Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (http://www.kisi.kz)
KIMEP (http://www.kimep.kz)
Eurasia.org (http://www.eurasia.org.ru)
NOMAD (http://www.nomad.su)
Досым Сатпаев - Группа оценки рисков (http://www.risk.kz)
Центр экономических стратегий (http://www.inesnet.kz)
Центр исследований Сандж (http://www.sange.kz)

Other Favourite Links (in Czech only)


Volby v Moldávii – http://www.alegeri.md

Analytický portál – http://www.e-democracy.md

Institute for Public Policy – http://www.ipp.md

Analytický portál proruský – http://www.moldova.ru, http://www.materik.ru

Tisková agentura - http://www.info-prim.md


Map pages of the world - http://www.travelling.lv/ru/links/maps/ -

Other favorite pages (commentaries in Czech only)