Tajikistan

All hail Manizha, the Tajik-Russian musician rewriting the rules on what it means to belong

All hail Manizha, the Tajik-Russian musician rewriting the rules on what it means to belong

Letter from the Pamirs: dreaming of an impossible garden in Tajikistan’s mountainous hinterland

Letter from the Pamirs: dreaming of an impossible garden in Tajikistan’s mountainous hinterland

In conservative Tajikistan, Gen Z activists are using Instagram to fight for feminism

In conservative Tajikistan, Gen Z activists are using Instagram to fight for feminism

From Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan, this Insta account gives you a daily slice of life in Central Asia

From Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan, this Insta account gives you a daily slice of life in Central Asia

Meet the woman fighting to create a new wave of DIY filmmaking in Tajikistan

Meet the woman fighting to create a new wave of DIY filmmaking in Tajikistan

Empire state of mind: the legacy of the Russian Revolution in Central Asia

Empire state of mind: the legacy of the Russian Revolution in Central Asia

After civil war and economic chaos, Tajikistan’s young innovators are rebuilding their cultural legacy

After civil war and economic chaos, Tajikistan’s young innovators are rebuilding their cultural legacy

Punk Orientalism: these artists are confronting the legacy of Soviet imperialism

Punk Orientalism: these artists are confronting the legacy of Soviet imperialism

Tajik officials look to battle terrorism - with an anti-IS play

Tajik officials look to battle terrorism - with an anti-IS play

Pamir: exploring the ‘roof of the world’ in remote Tajikistan

Pamir: exploring the ‘roof of the world’ in remote Tajikistan

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

2017 on Instagram: travel the New East with our round-up of this year’s most captivating photos

2017 on Instagram: travel the New East with our round-up of this year’s most captivating photos

Tajik government warns toy shops against selling ‘hijab Barbies’

Tajik government warns toy shops against selling ‘hijab Barbies’

Best of 2017: our pick of the top movies, literature and music this year

Best of 2017: our pick of the top movies, literature and music this year

5 stunning road trips from Montenegro to Mongolia

5 stunning road trips from Montenegro to Mongolia

Holidays in Soviet sanatoriums: the weird and wonderful wellness palaces of the USSR

Holidays in Soviet sanatoriums: the weird and wonderful wellness palaces of the USSR

Manizha — New East 100

Manizha — New East 100

Scaling the peaks of the New East

Scaling the peaks of the New East

Beauty trauma: Tajik singer Manizha starts campaign against toxic beauty standards

Beauty trauma: Tajik singer Manizha starts campaign against toxic beauty standards

Fashion police: Tajikistan sets up clothing commission

Fashion police: Tajikistan sets up clothing commission