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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Tashkent City: is 'progress' worth the price being paid in Uzbekistan? - The Guardian

The Guardian

Tashkent City: is 'progress' worth the price being paid in Uzbekistan?
The Guardian
In the ambitious vision outlined by Uzbekistan's president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who came to power a year ago following the death of his dictatorial predecessor Islam Karimov, the new development, called Tashkent City, will become a magnet for foreign ...



World Bank Presses Uzbekistan to End Forced Labor | Human ... - Human Rights Watch

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World Bank Presses Uzbekistan to End Forced Labor | Human ...
Human Rights Watch
The recent release of 200000 university students and some teachers and medical workers from forced labor picking cotton in Uzbekistan came shortly after ...
'Mirziyoyev Model': Break from the Past in UzbekistanInternational Policy Digest
Uzbekistan, US eye to increase official, business contactsTrend News Agency
Uzbekistan releases political prisoner after 8 yearsThe Sun Daily

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Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan set to increase frequency of flights - AzerNews (blog)

AzerNews (blog)

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan set to increase frequency of flights
AzerNews (blog)
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan intend to increase the frequency and expand the geography of flights.
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan intend to increase direct flights - TrendTrend News Agency

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Iran, Uzbekistan aim to increase trade turnover - AzerNews - AzerNews (blog)

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Iran, Uzbekistan aim to increase trade turnover - AzerNews
AzerNews (blog)
Tehran and Tashkent intend to further increase trade turnover between the two countries.
Iran welcomes expansion of ties with UzbekistanMehr News Agency - English Version
Iran Ready to Supply Uzbekistan's Energy NeedsTasnim News Agency (press release) (blog)
Pres. Rouhani: Iran welcomes deepening bilateral, regional, int'l ties with UzbekistanAhlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)
Fars News Agency
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Intellectual property rights for new cotton varieties confirmed in ... - Trend News Agency

Intellectual property rights for new cotton varieties confirmed in ...
Trend News Agency
The Agency for Intellectual Property of Uzbekistan said that it has carried out examination of the recently developed new varieties of cotton.

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Swiss federal chancellor due in Uzbekistan - AzerNews - AzerNews (blog)

AzerNews (blog)

Swiss federal chancellor due in Uzbekistan - AzerNews
AzerNews (blog)
Development of bilateral cooperation between Uzbekistan and Switzerland will be discussed during Swiss Federal Chancellor Johann Schneider-Ammann's ...

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Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan Undertake Resolving Their Water Disputes - The Jamestown Foundation

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan Undertake Resolving Their Water Disputes
The Jamestown Foundation
Transboundary water sharing is one of the most contentious issues dividing Central Asian countries. And as Uzbekistan continues to actively pursue better relations with its neighbors (see EDM, May 24, June 27, September 12, 18), discussions over water ...



Uzbekistan starts ratings process with eye on Eurobond - GlobalCapital

GlobalCapital

Uzbekistan starts ratings process with eye on Eurobond
GlobalCapital
Tajikistan, rated B3/B-/-, issued its debut bond in September, a $500m 7.125% 2027, drawing books of $4bn, but offering a chunky concession to get the trade done. It has since sold off to 7.66%. Uzbekistan has gradually been opening up its economy ...



100 Women: The world-class mathematician teaching in rural - BBC - BBC News

BBC News

100 Women: The world-class mathematician teaching in rural - BBC
BBC News
Meet the famous mathematician awarded her nation's top honour - who chooses to be a schoolteacher.

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Webster signs memorandum of understanding with Uzbekistan Ministry of Higher Education - Webster Journal

Webster Journal

Webster signs memorandum of understanding with Uzbekistan Ministry of Higher Education
Webster Journal
Webster took another step toward the idea of being a global citizen through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan at the end of September. I would say this absolutely aligns with our mission ...