In Tajikistan, the state television began airing English-language films in their original versions in 2014. With three channels now showing Hollywood and Bollywood films without any translation help on Sundays and Thursdays, the films are carving out a space for English in Tajik life that it has never occupied before.

The initiative was based on the idea that young Tajiks of earlier generations learned Russian precisely because films in that language were not translated when they were broadcast across what was then the Soviet Union. (The Guardian)

Will other Central Asian states follow suit?