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February 4th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Of course, you’ve read all the entries in this blog and you remember that the Tajik word for snow is “barf”. (For those of you too ashamed to admit you missed it, you can sneak a peak here and here.)

We’re making news these days:

Google Alert for: tajikistan

Deadly avalanches hit Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Interfax – Moscow,Russia

DUSHANBE/TASHKENT. Feb 4 (Interfax) – Nine people were killed when an avalanche hit the village of Degdonak, 110 kilometers east …

CENTRAL ASIA: Heavy snow causes death and havoc

Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK

ANKARA, 4 February (IRIN) – Following heavy snow in Tajikistan, a house collapsed on Thursday in the Nurobod district of central Rasht Valley, killing nine …

Food, fuel delivered to drivers trapped in snow in Tajikistan

ITAR-TASS – Moscow,Russia

DUSHANBE, February 4 (Itar-Tass) – Food and fuel are delivered from Dushanbe to the road section in Tajikistan’s Pamir region where more than 200 vehicles and …

Here’s a report about the situation from the local UN office. It’s actually an interesting read. It seems those of us here in the capital are cut off from the rest of the country. And given the state of air travel here, it may well be that we couldn’t leave if we wanted to. If there’s all this snow out there, it’s no wonder the supplies in the shops seem a bit picked-over.

My neighbourhood pink grocery store has been closed all week. We don’t know why, but it may have something to do with a leak in the roof. (The grocery store is on the ground floor of a three-story building, so it’s some leak.)

Tags: Tajikistan · Travel

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