Uzbekistan

Country Uzbekistan
Capital Tashkent
Continent Asia
Currency Uzbekistan som(UZS)
Languages Uzbek & Karakalpak

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Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Boshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land poisoned and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry. Independent since 1991, the country seeks to gradually lessen its dependence on agriculture while developing its mineral and petroleum reserves. Current concerns include terrorism by Islamic militants, economic stagnation, and the curtailment of human rights and democratization.

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Uzbekistan - Wikipedia
Uzbekistan - CIA World Fact Book
Uzbekistan - BBC
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Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI? - The Diplomat

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Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?
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As the Turkmen government's official site later related, Berdymukhamedov invited Uzbekistan to participate in Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline a proposal that Mirziyoyev apparently agreed to, at least in principle. As Fergana ...
Uzbekistan may participate in TAPI projectTrend News Agency

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Uzbekistan Shows the Way for Dealing with Cultural Legacy - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Uzbekistan Shows the Way for Dealing with Cultural Legacy
IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters
In sharp contrast to such running feuds, which periodically make headlines with a new twist or turn, Uzbekistan's initiative to use cultural legacy as the path to dialogue between peoples and countries is truly ground-breaking. Nearly 220 international ...



Uzbekistan: Preserving Life Amid an Environmental Disaster - EurasiaNet

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Uzbekistan: Preserving Life Amid an Environmental Disaster
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The former bustling fisheries hub in western Uzbekistan is ground zero in what is widely acknowledged to be among the worst environmental disasters of the past century. Decades of intensive water-hungry cotton farming sapped the rivers filling the Aral ...



Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Pledge Game-Changing Energy, Power ... - EurasiaNet

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Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Pledge Game-Changing Energy, Power ...
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The love affair between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan shows every sign of intensifying, and in ways that could stand to benefit the region. In perhaps the most ...
Chinese legislative leader visits Uzbekistan on boosting ties ...Xinhua

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Uzbekistan plans to double natural gas production - Times of Central Asia (subscription)

Uzbekistan plans to double natural gas production
Times of Central Asia (subscription)
TASHKENT (TCA) Uzbekistan plans by 2022 to increase its annual production of natural gas by 53.5 billion cubic meters, gas condensate by 1.1 million tons, and oil by 1.9 million tons, following from materials of the Uzbekneftegaz national oil and ...



Prosecutor general's offices of Belarus, Uzbekistan sign agreement ... - Belarus News (BelTA)

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Prosecutor general's offices of Belarus, Uzbekistan sign agreement ...
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MINSK, 23 May (BelTA) The prosecutor general's offices of Belarus and Uzbekistan have signed an agreement on cooperation, BelTA learned from the ...

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TRAVEL: Uzbekistan: Where religious tolerance prevails - Washington Times

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TRAVEL: Uzbekistan: Where religious tolerance prevails
Washington Times
Take Uzbekistan in Central Asia, a place of ancient and glorious history, which one can discover for oneself. With its beautiful mosques, mausoleums and madrassas it lures the savvy tourist, but its secular nature provides for religious tolerance and ...



Uzbekistan: UN Official Calls for Rights Reforms - Human Rights Watch

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Uzbekistan: UN Official Calls for Rights Reforms
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(Geneva) The United Nations high commissioner for human rights called on President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan on May 10 and 11, 2017, to turn his government's pledges for reform into concrete human rights improvements and fulfill its ...
Uzbekistan: UN human rights office to work more closely with 'country at a crossroads'UN News Centre
UN Human Rights Chief On First Visit To UzbekistanRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
UN Rights Chief Tells Uzbekistan to Go Easy in Fight Against IslamismVoice of America
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India grouped with Uzbekistan - The Hindu - The Hindu

India grouped with Uzbekistan - The Hindu
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Bengaluru: India has been placed with Sri Lanka, American Samoa and Uzbekistan in Group-A of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup ('B' Division) basketball ...

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Uzbekistan's Next Step: Renewed International Engagement | The ... - The Diplomat

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