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Latest Uzbekistan News

Six Detained For Illegal Border Crossing In Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz officials say six people have been detained for illegally crossing the border from Uzbekistan. More

Rakhmatilla Mirzaev's body was found in the backyard of his house on March 2.

Arrest In Uzbek TV Anchor Killing

Uzbek authorities have confirmed that a popular TV anchor was killed and said they have arrested a suspect. More

Popular Uzbek TV Anchor Allegedly Killed

​A well-known television anchor in Uzbekistan has been allegedly killed, according to a colleague. More

Duma Speaker Calls For India's Full Membership In SCO

The speaker of Russia's State Duma says the Kremlin wants India to become a full-fledged member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) this year. More

Uzbek Internet Cafes Closed Early To 'Protect' Youth

A decree came into force in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, on February 25 requiring Internet cafes and computer clubs to close by 9 p.m. More

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Video 'I'm A Russian Occupier' -- Video Sings Praises Of Russian Imperialism

A new video titled I'm A Russian Occupier defends Russia's occupation of neighboring countries and warns the world not to "mess" with Russians. More

Is There 'Political Space' For Central Asia’s Opposition?

Opposition groups and figures in Central Asia face a very tough task. They are battling for a “political space” in a region where the ultimate priority for the governments is regime survival. More
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Features & Commentary

Out Of The Uzbek Cotton Fields, On To The Scrap Yard

Uzbek schoolchildren don't have to pick cotton anymore, but they still have to meet collection quotas for metal, paper, and other recyclables needed by the state.

Activists Seek To Give Uzbeks Real Choice In Presidential Vote

Lacking a transparent presidential election with a range of candidates in Uzbekistan, activists outside the country created a virtual one online.

Russia's Foreign Legion Of Doubt

If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first.

'Whistle-Blower' Details Alleged Corruption By Western Telecoms In Uzbekistan

In detailed documents provided to Norway's trade ministry, an anonymous sender alleges a telecom was complicit in bribe payments to the family of Uzbek President Islam Karimov.

Ghosts Of Sochi: Hundreds Killed In Olympic Construction

Hundreds of unresolved construction-worker deaths at the Sochi Winter Olympics still haunt Russia, as it begins massive building projects for the 2018 soccer World Cup.

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.
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