Central Asia

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Renewable energy booms in Afghanistan

In addition to emerging solar projects, Afghanistan’s national utility company Da Afghanistan a $43 million wind power project will soon be launched in Herat province.

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Kazakhstan declares independence from the Soviet Union

Following the August 1991 aborted coup attempt in Moscow, Kazakhstan declared independence on 16 December 1991, thus becoming the last Soviet republic to declare independence. Ten days later, the Soviet Union itself ceased to exist.

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USSR launches Mir Space Station

Mir was the first modular space station and was assembled in orbit from 1986 to 1996. It had a greater mass than any previous spacecraft.

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