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Uzbekistan

Country archive · 66 posts


Latest stories about Uzbekistan

14 February 2014

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Despite Bans, Central Asians Observe Valentine's Day

Looking at how people in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan observed Valentine's Day.

7 February 2014

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Russian Commentator Mistakes Uzbekistan for Tajikistan at Olympics Opening Ceremony

A renowned Russian sports commentator mistook Uzbekistan's national team for that of Tajikistan in a live broadcast from the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

28 November 2013

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VIDEO: Kazakh Students Sing Love Songs for President

After a massive rally in which some 3,000 students expressed their love for Kazakhstan's president, netizens compare the country to North Korea.

30 October 2013

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Yelling and Fist-banging at UN Review of Uzbekistan's Torture Record

Authorities in Uzbekistan prefer to deal with allegations of torture, forced sterilization of women, and use of slave labor to harvest cotton primarily through yelling and insulting experts.

24 October 2013

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Central Asia's Presidents: Political Stalwarts and Musical Softies

Some presidents in Central Asian countries sing, dance, and play musical instruments. When they fail to impress their populations, however, people sing against them.

30 July 2013

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Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Border Shooting Prompts Theories, But No Answers

Despite the fact that the two sides regularly meet to discuss border issues and work together to demarcate unmarked sections of the border, shootings keep occurring.

19 July 2013

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Gay Uzbekistan: Unknown Singer Stands for an Alternative Lifestyle

A mysterious musician in drag recently hit YouTube with a song about the sweetness of forbidden tea, reminding the world that Uzbeks, too, can be gay.

12 July 2013

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Gulnara Karimova: Mocked Abroad, Loved (and Feared) in Uzbekistan

Gulnara Karimova, the upwardly mobile daughter of Uzbekistan's aging "President for Life" Islam Karimov, celebrated her 41st birthday in typically decadent style on July 8. But as she enters mid-life,...

6 February 2013

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Open Access and the Complexity of Digital Rights

How do ways of thinking change through time and space? Today, this problem concerning the way the human intellect works is compounded by a new method of transmission - digital....

14 August 2012

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Central Asia's Mixed Success at London Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics offered mixed successes for Central Asian states. While the Games proved nothing short of triumph for team Kazakhstan, the success of athletes from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and...

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