Stories about Uzbekistan from January, 2006
“Snow in Tbilisi”, Hans Heiner Buhr Welcome to the first roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. We'll take you alphabetically through the countries: Armenia: Onnik Krikorian does a great job writing the first-ever roundups from the Armenian blogosphere. Himself a blogger over...
Registan.net reports on the Uzbek hip-hop scene.
Registan.net reports that an Oregon nursery is working with farmers in Uzbekistan to introduce Uzbek crops to Oregon's farmers. Among the crops he thinks would succeed in the Pacific Northwest are Uzbek varieties of pistachios, mulberries, pomegranates, and sweet quinces.
In the midst of Uzbekistan's very cold winter this year, fur-lined underwear have become popular. This has alarmed the government, and they have banned the underwear for fear the soft fur may inspire erotic fantasies, reports neweurasia.
neweurasia reports that Uzbek authorities have labelled the internet a dangerous tool to dehumanize people.
Tim Newman says that Russia's new deal for Uzbek gas is yet another piece of evidence that charges that US policy towards Uzbekistan was driven by a desire for gas and oil are utterly false.
neweurasia reports on internet usage in Central Asia.
Registan.net comments on the State Department's decision to move Central Asia to its South Asian Affairs Bureau.
Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan released documents covering the UK's acceptance of intelligence obtained by Uzbek officials through torture on his weblog. Though not really a new story, the documents ignited a storm in the English-language political blogosphere. Having long-followed the Craig Murray story, Registan.net and Nick Walmsley comment on...