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About Maria Yanovskaya

Maria Yanovskaya is a journalist at the Russian Internet magazine www.fergana.ru

Articles by Maria Yanovskaya

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Turkmenbashi is dead! Long live Turkmenbashi?

A recently published book about President Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan confirms that the cult of personality is alive and well in the republic. After 15 years of independence Maria Yanovskaya could be forgiven for being surprised at the book’s excessively rapturous tone… but she is not.

Uzbek Migration: low pay, life sentence

  Today we start our collaboration with fergana.ru,  the best source of information on Central Asia, with the findings of an indepth survey on Uzbek migration.  Some 30% of Uzbeks are forced to become migrant workers, at home or abroad. What will happen when they start being laid off? Disaster looms.
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