· May, 2006

Stories about Uzbekistan from May, 2006

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  30 May 2006

Vakhs valley, March 2006, Erik Petersson, Dushanbe Pictures. Welcome to the latest roundup from the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you by neweurasia. First off, apologies for the long delay in presenting you this edition. Now that final year exams are over, our postings should appear bi-weekly again....

Russia: Ethnic Uzbek in Moscow

Moscow-based LJ user gr_s (Grigoriy Sapov) hitched a cab and ended up having a conversation with the driver, an ethnic Uzbek (RUS): An Uzbek Driver Yesterday. The driver is elderly, respectable, speaks without an accent: *** The conversation began when we were getting out to the embankment through Neopalimovskie Lanes....

Uzbekistan: CAFE Convictions

  24 May 2006

Registan.net discusses Western missionaries in Uzbekistan in the wake of convictions of employees of an aid organization for proselytizing, a crime in Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan: One Family – One Cow

  15 May 2006

Registan.net discusses Uzbekistan's “one family – one cow” program under which entrepreneurs are coerced into donating livestock or cows to the poor, or as is more often the case, money to bank accounts of local officials.

Uzbekistan: St. Louis Revolutionary

  11 May 2006

Registan.net writes about Bakhodir Choriev, the Uzbek revolutionary of St. Louis, who is trying to organize protest against the Uzbek government from the United States.

Uzbekistan: NGO Expulsions

3 May 2006

With Counterpart International looking to be the latest victim of Uzbekistan's spree of NGO closures, Elizabeth explains the various reasons by which Uzbekistan justifies the expulsions.