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Latest Uzbekistan News

Poet Yevtushenko Hospitalized in Russia After Fall

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. More

There are more than 2 million Uzbek nationals registered as living in Russia, and it is believed that the number of unregistered Uzbek migrants living in the country is at least as high. (file photo)

Where Did You Pray While Abroad? Uzbek Migrants Quizzed On Return Home

Uzbek migrant laborers returning from Russia to Uzbekistan to pick up their new biometric passports are being invited by Uzbekistan's National Security Service (SNB) to have a "conversation" after they return. More

Google Translate Adds Kazakh, Tajik, Uzbek

Three Central Asian languages have been included in Google's online translation system. More

3,000 Uzbek Officers, Cadets To Get Training In Russia

More than 3,000 Uzbek military officers and cadets will receive education in Russia next year. More

Uzbek Museum Staff Faked Paintings

Authorities in Uzbekistan say dozens of paintings at the Tashkent State Arts Museum have been sold off and replaced by fakes. More

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Uzbek President Asks Putin For Help In Combating Extremism

Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov has asked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for assistance in combating the threat of extremism in the region. More

State, Religion, And Radicalism In Central Asia

RFE/RL's Turkmen Service hosted a roundtable to discuss the credibility of an Islamic threat in Central Asia, the chances of the region moving from secular governments to Islamic governments or the possible relationships between secular governments and the region's traditional religion, and the extent to which it is possible to foster radical religious sentiment in a region still reacquainting itself with Islam after decades of separation. More
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Features & Commentary

Money Troubles: Russia's Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors' Currencies

As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.

Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual For Migrants

Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Alisher Usmanov

Russia's richest man is in the news for buying a Nobel Prize gold medal for millions of dollars -- and giving it back to the U.S. scientist who won it. Here are some other interesting things to know about billionaire Alisher Usmanov.

In Kyrgyzstan, A New Interest In Russified Names

Tens of thousands of Kyrgyz are changing their names to sound more Russian in the belief it will make their lives easier.

Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.
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