2 October 2000 TASHKENT-Since medieval times, government positions in the Bukharian Emirate were sold, rather than earned. After purchasing a post, an official would discover that he then had to earn his living and pay off his superiors by levying “extra” taxes and fines on the people. This pyramid scheme of officialdom violated no moral […]

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