Country: Kazakhstan

First Steps to Survival

Before Vera Klimova arrived to shake it up, Yacevka was just one of the many dying villages in rural Kazakhstan abandoned by inhabitants who’d moved to the flourishing, new oil-rich cities. But now, there are plans for a hotel, jobs

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CIS, Central and East Asia, Snapshots of Change

Hope for Life

When Nagima Plokhikh was diagnosed with breast cancer, she insisted on having an operation. But the cancer spread, Nagima had to have more and more operations, and the experience changed her life. Confounding her doctors’ predictions, Nagima survived and set

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CIS, Central and East Asia, Why Women Count

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