· August, 2006

Stories about Uzbekistan from August, 2006

Central Asia: Borders 2

  23 August 2006

Ben Paarmann has posted part two of his series of posts on the determination of Central Asia's national borders during the Soviet period.

Former Soviet Union: 15 Years Since the August Coup

  19 August 2006

Today is 15 years since the beginning of the events that some people consider (RUS) Russia's Orange Revolution – but which are better known as the August Putsch. This year, on August 20 and 21, memorial services will be held in Moscow for Dmitry Komar, Ilya Krichevsky and Vladimir Usov,...

Central Asia: Borders

  17 August 2006

Ben Paarmann begins to examine the reasons for Central Asia's current borders, which are often incorrectly called “arbitrary.”

Uzbekistan: Women Making Ends Meet

  16 August 2006

At neweurasia, Shohruh writes about women struggling to make ends meet in Uzbekistan. In another post on the same blog, Ben Paarmann profiles a blog dealing with women's issues written in Uzbek called Ayollar Bekati (Women's Station).

Uzbekistan: The Uzbek & the London Terror Plot

  15 August 2006

Nick of neweurasia points out that the arrest of an Uzbek militant in Pakistan provided the trigger for the recent arrests in the UK of those accused of plotting to blow up airliners headed to the United States.

Uzbekistan: Site Closures

  14 August 2006

Registan.net reports on the closure of music and video download sites in Uzbekistan and a human rights activism website that focused on Uzbekistan but was hosted in Russia.

Uzbekistan: Shouting & Swearing

  14 August 2006

Shohruh of neweurasia translates an Uzbek language article on shouting and swearing as a tool of governance and briefly comments on the passivity with which it is accepted.

Uzbekistan: Andijon Refugees in US

  11 August 2006

Registan.net publishes a letter circulating amongst US resettlement workers who are helping resettle refugees from last year's violence in Uzbekistan's eastern city of Andijon. The letter addresses what the anonymous authors says are very serious problems that need to be addressed to prevent the refugees from returning to Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan: Renewing US Ties?

  9 August 2006

Registan.net speculates on the possible reasons for today's meeting between Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov and US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Richard Boucher.

Uzbekistan: Gulnora, Pop Star

  8 August 2006

Registan.net reports that the daughter of Uzbekistan's president has launched a pop music career and speculates on how it will impact pop music in Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan: Murder in Samarkand

3 August 2006

Nick of neweurasia reviews Murder in Samarkand, the book by Craig Murray, the outspoken former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan: Pop & the Press

  2 August 2006

The Long and Winding Road reports on a collision between some of Uzbekistan's biggest stars (with their fans by their sides) and a government-backed reporter.