Stories about Uzbekistan from April, 2008
Window on Eurasia writes about the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet samizdat publication, the Chronicle of Current Events.
Nick reports that UK is going to back the suspension of EU sanctions against Uzbekistan.
A monument to an Uzbek family that adopted 15 children during WWII has recently been dismantled in Tashkent. Below is a Ukrainian blogger's moving story of how her father helped one of these adopted children find his biological family.
Today, in Uzbekistan, where free voices are being severely silenced, practically no one dares not even to promote, but just to express anti-governmental ideas. But this is not the case of dissident poet Yusuf Juma, as his poems are full of passion and concern about his country and martyr nation,...
Patrick Frost reviews the Asian Development Bank's 2008 report, which poits at a downward macroeconomic trend, skyrocketing food and energy costs and foresees double-digit rates of inflation.
Recently, the U.S. State Department has ranked Uzbekistan among “top ten” of the most authoritarian countries in the world. During almost two decades of his reign, president I. Karimov and his clan have taken control of all spheres of life in the country – political, economic and social. Civil society,...
Patrick Frost opines on the participation of two important Central Asian guests, Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov and Turkmenistan’s leader, President Berdymukhammedov, in the NATO Summit in Bucharest.