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Stories about Uzbekistan

18 June 2014

9 Quietly Profound Photos From Kyrgyzstan That Foreshadow Central Asia's Water Wars

By 2030, nearly half the world’s population will inhabit areas of “high water stress."

14 February 2014

Despite Bans, Central Asians Observe Valentine's Day

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

7 February 2014

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.

23 January 2014

Goodbye Alexandros Petersen, Prodigious Guide to China in Central Asia

The Bridge

On January 17, a Taliban suicide bomb attack killed sixteen people at a Kabul restaurant. Among them was Alexandros Petersen, an enlightening commentator on Eurasian affairs and a riveting storyteller.

28 November 2013

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.

21 November 2013

Gulnara Karimova Ends Provocative “Twitter War” in Uzbekistan

Uzbek president's glamorous daughter has deactivated Twitter account she used to expose power struggles in Uzbekistan and feuds within the first family.

30 October 2013

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

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

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

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.

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