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 - CIA World Fact Book
Uzbekistan - BBC
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Mongol Rally 2017: Weeks 3 & 4 - Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan - HuffPost

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Mongol Rally 2017: Weeks 3 & 4 - Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan
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Weeks three and four of the 2017 Mongol Rally are in the books. From Azerbaijan, across the Caspian Sea, into Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - here is a photo recap of the last two weeks! Watching the sun rise over Samarkand after climbing to the top of ...



Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan to boost cooperation - Xinhua

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Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan to boost cooperation
Xinhua
BISHKEK, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev and visiting Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov discussed vital issues of bilateral cooperation, on Wednesday, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported. Atambayev stressed ...
Uzbekistan PM Visits Kyrgyzstan on Ice-Breaking MissionEurasiaNet
Uzbek-Kyrgyz Reset Is A Success, So FarRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan mull Film DaysAKIpress (press release) (subscription)

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Uzbekistan: UN Staffer Free After 11 Years | Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Uzbekistan: UN Staffer Free After 11 Years | Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch
Erkin Musaev was a former Uzbek government official and UN staffer who arrested and imprisoned in 2006 on politically-motivated charges of espionage, ...
UN fully supports Uzbekistan efforts to strengthen regional ...Times of Central Asia (subscription)

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Uzbekistan removing lots of people from security blacklist: sources - Reuters

Reuters

Uzbekistan removing lots of people from security blacklist: sources
Reuters
TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbek authorities are removing large numbers of people from its blacklist of potential militants and political dissidents, state officials and media said, in a move likely to raise hopes for a more liberal climate in the ultra ...

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Uzbekistan abolishes exit visa system - Times of Central Asia (subscription)

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Uzbekistan abolishes exit visa system
Times of Central Asia (subscription)
TASHKENT (TCA) Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree that will allow Uzbek citizens to travel abroad without permission from the state as of January 1, 2019. The president's decree, On drastic measures to improve the procedure ...
Uzbekistan Printing 50000-Sum Banknotes to Reduce Cash WadsEurasiaNet
Uzbekistan to scrap unpopular exit visas by 2019Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)
Uzbekistan to abolish exit visa system, introduce foreign passportsTrend News Agency
MENAFN.COM -Eurasia Times
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President Atambayev to visit Uzbekistan - AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

President Atambayev to visit Uzbekistan
AKIpress (press release) (subscription)
AKIPRESS.COM - President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev will pay an official visit to Uzbekistan. The respective plan has been announced as a result of the intergovernmental commission meeting of the two countries on August 16. During the talks ...

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Plov: Uzbekistan's national obsession - The Guardian

The Guardian

Plov: Uzbekistan's national obsession
The Guardian
In a small, unremarkable restaurant on Firdavsi Street in Samarkand, the plov arrives at our table. At its most basic, plov is rice with onion and carrots, plus either mutton, lamb or beef, cooked slowly in layers. But this is no ordinary plov; this is ...



Russia court halts journalist's deportation to Uzbekistan but detains him despite abuse claims - Amnesty International USA

Amnesty International USA

Russia court halts journalist's deportation to Uzbekistan but detains him despite abuse claims
Amnesty International USA
The suspension of Ali Feruz's deportation to Uzbekistan where he faces a real risk of persecution and torture and homosexuality is a crime is a positive step. However, his continued detention despite his claims he has been beaten is disgraceful ...
Russian court blocks deportation of gay journalist to UzbekistanABC News
Moscow Court Halts Journalist's Deportation To UzbekistanRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Russia halts deportation of gay journalist to UzbekistanMetro Weekly
The Moscow Times -BBC News
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Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan | The Diplomat - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan | The Diplomat
The Diplomat
A Dance With the Cobra: Confronting Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan aims to explain the tangled web of corruption in Uzbekistan.

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Gay journalist appeals against Russian deportation order - CNN

CNN

Gay journalist appeals against Russian deportation order
CNN
"We think that there is a threat to his health and life in Uzbekistan. He has been tortured and threatened there already. We know, sadly, of a few cases when people who have been extradited to Uzbekistan just went missing. No one knows whether they are ...
Germany willing to grant asylum to persecuted Uzbek journalistDeutsche Welle
Russia set to deport gay reporter to a country where activists say he ...kwbe

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