Tair Borubaev has been working as a coal miner for eight years in the Suluktu coalfield in southern Kyrgyzstan. It’s the oldest operational coalfield in Central Asia. He’s a qualified teacher, but says a teacher’s salary won’t feed his family, so he instead heads underground to work.
Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/kyrgyz-teacher-scratches-out-a-living-in-a-coal-mine/31048078.html
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