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Can Uzbekistan Make Ends Meet?

An Uzbek Central Bank official has complained to Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev that the country suffers from a shortage of traceable funds. More

The state-backed studio Uzbekkino has released a film that manages to sell the approved take on Andijon -- without mentioning it by name for 2 1/2 hours.

Video Uzbek Blockbuster Tells State's Side Of Andijon

Uzbekistan doesn't want to talk about Andijon, but a state-backed film that focuses on foreign-backed treachery helps tell its story. More

Residents pass burnt-out cars after the unrest in the eastern Uzbek town of Andijon on May 13, 2005.

NGOs Lament Andijon Silence

Ten years after the Andijon massacre in Uzbekistan, rights activists say the regime of Uzbek President Islam Karimov has frightened witnesses into silence -- including those who have sought refuge as exiles abroad. More

Uzbek Border Guards Kill Kyrgyz Man

Kyrgyz officials say Uzbek border guards have shot dead a Kyrgyz national and detained another near the border between the two Central Asian nations. More

Gulnara Karimova has been under house arrest for several months.

Official Linked To Karimova Case Dismissed

A number of Uzbek officials who played a role in the downfall of the president's daughter Gulnara Karimova have themselves fallen from grace. More

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Uzbek Security 'Drill' Gets Real

Drills that Uzbekistan's National Security Service (SNB) and Interior Ministry forces have been conducting recently seem to go beyond the realm of exercises. More

Dress Code Among Restrictions Reported in Eastern Uzbekistan

RFE/RL's Uzbek Service has heard from people in the Ferghana Valley that the authorities are implementing some new policies at the bazaars and in the mosques. More
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Features & Commentary

Reporter's Notebook: After Years Of Work In Russia, An Uzbek Wedding In Tajikistan

Anvar wanted to have a traditional Muslim wedding, rather than the vodka-soaked nuptials ubiquitous in Soviet Tajikistan. He had worked for years in Russia to build his own house. And now the day had come.

Video HRW's Swerdlow: Uzbekistan In 'Category Of Its Own' On Human Rights

Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch, sums up the human rights situation in Uzbekistan 10 years after the Andijon massacre and sees a recipe for disaster.

For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange And Black

Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols -- just not the orange-and-black of Russia's St. George ribbon.

Central Asia Medical Workers Struggle To Escape Yemen Violence

The conflict in Yemen has left hundreds of Central Asian medical workers struggling to find a way out.

New Chinese Bank Becomes Major Headache For U.S.

China's decision to establish a new China-led development bank for Asia is causing major headaches in Washington. As countries -- including, now, Russia -- rush in to join the bank before a March 31 deadline, the United States looks increasingly isolated.

U.S. Reassesses Central Asia Strategy

The State Department says it has completed a review of U.S. policy toward Central Asia at a time of economic and political uncertainty in the region.
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