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
Uzbekistan - Timeline - BBC

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Amnesty International Visits Uzbekistan, First Time In 14 Years - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Amnesty International Visits Uzbekistan, First Time In 14 Years
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
An Amnesty International delegation will be in Uzbekistan this week in what the human rights watchdog describes as the first such visit to the country in 14 years. A May 22 statement said that Marie Struthers, director of Amnesty's Eastern Europe and ...



Uzbekistan: Tightening the Security Knot with Russia - STRATFOR

STRATFOR

Uzbekistan: Tightening the Security Knot with Russia
STRATFOR
Dealing with the growing threat from militancy will be a difficult task for Central Asian states such as Uzbekistan, in no small part because of the region's proximity to Afghanistan and Syria. But as Russia takes steps to increase its security ...
Uzbekistan happy with strengthening strategic partnership with ...Trend News Agency
Putin talks over energy projects with Mirziyoyev, eyes Uzbekistan visitAzerNews
Putin talks over energy projects with Mirziyoyev, eyes Uzbekistan ...MENAFN.COM
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Uzbekistan: Amnesty International visits country for first time in 14 years - Times of Central Asia

Uzbekistan: Amnesty International visits country for first time in 14 years
Times of Central Asia
TASHKENT (TCA) An Amnesty International delegation will be in Uzbekistan this week in what the human rights watchdog describes as the first such visit to the country in 14 years, RFE/RL reports. A May 22 statement said that Marie Struthers, director ...



Uzbekistan set to develop Islamic banking system - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Uzbekistan set to develop Islamic banking system
Gulf Times
A woman counts Uzbek one thousand som banknotes as a man uses his mobile phone at the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on March 2. Uzbekistan has the largest number of Muslims of all Central Asian nations at around 27mn, or 89% of its ...



Uzbekistan: Hizb ut-Tahrir trial a testbed for religious boundaries - EurasiaNet

EurasiaNet

Uzbekistan: Hizb ut-Tahrir trial a testbed for religious boundaries
EurasiaNet
When she turned 18, her parents gave her away in marriage, as is customary among traditional families in Uzbekistan. She and her husband now have three children. Although the Tokhtakhadjayev family barely disguises its sympathies for Hizb ut-Tahrir, ...



The United States and Uzbekistan: Launching a New Era of Strategic Partnership - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

Department of Defense

The United States and Uzbekistan: Launching a New Era of Strategic Partnership
Whitehouse.gov (press release)
President Donald J. Trump hosted President Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan today, marking President Mirziyoyev's historic first visit to the White House and ushering in a new era of strategic partnership between the United States and ...
Mattis Renews Strategic Partnership in Meeting With Uzbekistan's PresidentDepartment of Defense
Q&A: Uzbekistan has 'thirst for ideas, knowledge, technical expertise,' says UNDP officialDevex
Uzbek President Meets Pompeo, Wrapping Up US VisitRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Eight reasons to go to Uzbekistan - The Independent

The Independent

Eight reasons to go to Uzbekistan
The Independent
Sandwiched between and landlocked by a bunch of other 'Stans (including Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan), Uzbekistan and much of this part of Central Asia has been overlooked for years but the country is home to an incredible number of photogenic ...



Uzbekistan invites Indian entrepreneurs for international exhibitions of modern technologies & equipment for agriculture - Knn India

Knn India

Uzbekistan invites Indian entrepreneurs for international exhibitions of modern technologies & equipment for agriculture
Knn India
New Delhi, May 22 (KNN) An international specialized exhibition of modern technologies and equipment for agriculture is being organized in Tashket, Uzbekistan from May 30-June 2, 2018. JSS NEC Uzexpocentre, under State Committee for the investments ...



EMEA: Uzbekistan IFC planning 1000MW solar - Project Finance International

EMEA: Uzbekistan IFC planning 1000MW solar
Project Finance International
EMEA: Uzbekistan IFC planning 1,000MW solar. 22 May 2018. This content is for Subscribers only. To access full PFIe.com story content you must be a subscriber. Please use the following link to register for a trial. This content is available to PFIe ...



McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks may appear in Uzbekistan soon - AzerNews

AzerNews

McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks may appear in Uzbekistan soon
AzerNews
By Trend. McDonald's, Burger King and Starbucks may enter Uzbek market by 2019, the Uzbek portal Narodnoye Slovo [People's Speech] reported on May 22. The Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan approved a decree On measures to organize the ...