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Olma, Nikolaos

We are not ghosts


Emptiness: Field Reports blog section of the project


How can sizeable towns with thousands of inhabitants be perceived as ‘ghost towns’? This question troubles locals in several post-mining communities across Kyrgyzstan but is nowhere voiced more often than in Mailuu-Suu, a 24,000-strong former uranium mining town in the country’s southern Dzhalal-Abad Province.