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Energy Loss Reduction project receives more funding to scale up ongoing activities
Tuesday, 21 Feb, 2012 – 13:00 | One Comment

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved additional financing of US$ 18 million for the Energy Loss Reduction Project in Tajikistan. The project assists in reducing the commercial losses in the electricity and …

Minors in worship places in Tajikistan: nothing really changed?
Saturday, 24 Dec, 2011 – 2:08 | No Comment

After Tajik President Emomali Rahmon signed into law a bill “On the responsibility of parents for their children’s upbringing and education” in August, 2011, citizens of the poorest country in Central Asia have mixed feelings …

365 & 24/7: Uzbeks in exhile protest and keep Uzbek diplomats ‘busy’
Friday, 16 Dec, 2011 – 16:37 | 3 Comments
365 & 24/7: Uzbeks in exhile protest and keep Uzbek diplomats ‘busy’

Seems like Uzbek diplomats oversees do not enjoy their holidays. One of the most recent spoiled holidays for Uzbek authorities and foreign service officers was a protest infront of the Uzbek Consulate General in Istanbul …

World Bank launches new Country Partnership Strategy with Uzbekistan
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2011 – 14:06 | No Comment
World Bank launches new Country Partnership Strategy with Uzbekistan

On December 6, 2011, the World Bank Group’s Board of Directors approved a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Uzbekistan, providing the framework for World Bank Group assistance to Uzbekistan between 2012 and 2015, World …

Üzbegisztán Magyarországon: “Köszönöm” for invitation?
Tuesday, 8 Nov, 2011 – 9:07 | One Comment
Üzbegisztán Magyarországon: “Köszönöm” for invitation?

Hungarian President Pal Schmitt is in Uzbekistan on a three-day visit: he arrived in Tashkent on November 6 with an official visit, accepting the invitation of Uzbek President Islam Karimov.
According to official information, the Hungarian …

Want your family to live forever? Pick the right country!
Friday, 28 Oct, 2011 – 20:50 | 2 Comments

Esquire-Russian analyzed UN’s World Population Prospects (2010 revision) and The Economist data and came up with a map that shows a forecast of the extinction of various nations based on the so-called net replacement rate …

Kazakh Themis was blind, so was Uzbek: Extradited Uzbeks get long prison terms
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 14:45 | 3 Comments
Kazakh Themis was blind, so was Uzbek: Extradited Uzbeks get long prison terms

Three of the 28 extradited ethnic Uzbeks extradited to Uzbekistan in June, were sentenced to different prison terms, with the longest being 15 years.
On September 13, 2011, Tashkent region Criminal Court sentenced Kobiljon Kurbanov, 45, …

PMU’s Fuad Rustamkhojaev apparently assasinated
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 16:25 | 8 Comments
PMU’s Fuad Rustamkhojaev apparently assasinated

One of the most active members of the Uzbek opposition in excile, member of the People’s Movement of Uzbekistan (PMU) Fuad Rustamkhojaev, was assasinated on September 24th 2011.
As the Fergana Information Agency reports, the killers …

Uzbeks protest in Turkey, Independence Day spoiled
Friday, 2 Sep, 2011 – 15:39 | 13 Comments
Uzbeks protest in Turkey, Independence Day spoiled

While Uzbek President was celebrating “a great holiday, an unforgettable historic date – the twentieth anniversary of independence [of] Uzbekistan – across the entire nation, in every single town and kishlak,” Uzbeks living in excile …

Dare to call me Borat?!
Sunday, 28 Aug, 2011 – 6:25 | No Comment
Dare to call me Borat?!

A Polish man who was called “Borat” has won a lawsuit for racial slander, reports neweurasia’s Avicenna. “Since calling somebody ‘Borat’ is now officially qualified as racial abuse, this may become a precedent to others using this downgrading term to Central Asians, in any other region of Great Britain,” he remarks.