· June, 2012

Stories about Uzbekistan from June, 2012

Uzbekistan: ‘Lavish’ Weddings Banned in Tashkent

  13 June 2012

Following in the footsteps of Tajikistan, the Mayor's Office in the Uzbek capital Tashkent has banned [uz] ‘lavish’ weddings in the city. However, as Marat Satpaev writes on NewEurasia.net, the ban will mostly extend to poor families because people with money and power will be able to defy the restrictions.

Uzbekistan: Blogger Makes Skype Accessible to Uzbek Speakers

  10 June 2012

Uzbek blogger Gulasal Kamalova has translated [ru] Skype software application into Uzbek. Kamalova explains [ru] that she did the translation in order to make Skype – a service that connects millions of users around the world via Internet-based telephony and video – accessible to people who speak no other language but Uzbek.