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Uzbek President Sets Up Computer Games Academy In Tashkent

Uzbek President Islam Karimov
Uzbekistan's Agency of Communications and Informatics announced has announced that a Computer Games Academy will start operating in the country by the end of 2012.

The agency said the Academy will be involved in the development of "socially important national computer games," the translation of international computer games into Uzbek, and cooperation with foreign computer games’ producers.

The Academy also will be organizing international and domestic conferences and events devoted to computer games as well as courses for local citizens.

The Academy is being established as part of the "Year of the Family" initiated by the authoritarian President Islam Karimov, a former Communist Party who has been ruling his country for more than two decades.

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