Uzbekistan

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

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Introduction

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
Uzbekistan - Timeline - BBC

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Uzbekistan developing viticulture - AzerNews - AzerNews

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Uzbekistan developing viticulture - AzerNews
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Vineyards were created at a 416 hectare-area in Uzbekistan's Tashkent region in 2017, UzA national news agency reported.

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Tourists to obtain information about Uzbekistan's monuments via QR ... - Trend News Agency

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Tourists to obtain information about Uzbekistan's monuments via QR ...
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The QR Code Technology used by tourists will be presented in Uzbekistan for the first time, the State Committee for Tourism Development said in a message.

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Uzbekistan fundamentally changes attitude towards its citizens working abroad - AzerNews

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Uzbekistan fundamentally changes attitude towards its citizens working abroad
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Uzbekistan has fundamentally changed the attitude towards its citizens, working and getting education in other countries legally, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at the event dedicated to the country's Constitution Day. The president added that ...

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Uzbekistan Eases Regulations On Foreign Cash For Travelers - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Uzbekistan Eases Regulations On Foreign Cash For Travelers
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Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has simplified regulations on the movement of foreign currency into and out of the country. Beginning on January 1, 2018, travelers will not need permission from banks or state financial institutions to take foreign ...
Export, import of currency simplified in UzbekistanAzerNews

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Uzbekistan, Seeking Sea Access, Signs Railway Deal With Afghanistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Uzbekistan, Seeking Sea Access, Signs Railway Deal With Afghanistan
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Uzbekistan and Afghanistan have signed an agreement to extend a railroad connecting the two countries in a move that may eventually give Uzbekistan a direct link to sea ports. Landlocked Uzbekistan's access to marine shipping is very limited. In 2011 ...
Uzbekistan donates buses "Isuzu" to AfghanistanAzerNews
Afghanistan's Ghani Visits Uzbekistan on Mission to Plug Into Central AsiaEurasiaNet
Uzbekistan, Afghanistan sign cooperation, export dealsTrend News Agency
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Uzbekistan: A Voice from Eurasia - Dissident Voice

Uzbekistan: A Voice from Eurasia
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Uzbekistan is a peaceful friendly country, smiling faces, many of them struggling to make a living, but still smiling. Uzbekistan is a double landlocked nation, meaning she is surrounded by other landlocked countries; i.e., Afghanistan, Tajikistan ...



A Death and a Question: What Does The Future Hold for Uzbekistan's Political Prisoners? - The Diplomat

A Death and a Question: What Does The Future Hold for Uzbekistan's Political Prisoners?
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After news of Juraev's death became public, the U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela Spratlen, tweeted, A bright light for change with integrity has gone out. Deepest sympathies to Mr. Juraev's family and friends. Steve Swerdlow, a Human Rights ...



Uzbekistan opens its doors to travellers a little further by issuing 30-day visas - Lonely Planet Travel News

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Uzbekistan opens its doors to travellers a little further by issuing 30-day visas
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The scheme comes as Uzbekistan has been seen to open its doors to tourism since the death of former president Islam Karimov, whose administration was thought by many to be an authoritarian regime closed off from outside influence and not particularly ...

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Toward a New Uzbekistan - U.S. News & World Report

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Toward a New Uzbekistan
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You could call it "Extreme Makeover: Central Asian Edition." Today, among the five post-Soviet republics that make up the region, there are heartening signs of political dynamism and a newfound drive for integration. At the center of these changes is ...
Could Uzbekistan Lead Central Asia?Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Uzbekistan's foreign policy is a regional policyThe Hill

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Uzbekistan seeks to realize investment projects worth $9B - AzerNews

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Uzbekistan seeks to realize investment projects worth $9B
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During the next three years, Uzbekistan plans to realize investment projects worth around $9 billion, Sputnik Uzbekistan reported referring to Azim Ahmedkhodzhayev, the head of the State Investment Committee of Uzbekistan. Noting that 5,000 foreign ...

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