Category Archives: people

Tashkent in pictures. February 14.

Uzbek authorities have for years discouraged the “alien” Valentine’s Day celebrations such as lovers sending cards to each, saying that young people should instead enjoy the poetry of 16th-century regional conqueror Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur. And celebrate his birthday on that … Continue reading

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Despite rumors about being in coma, president Karimov presented his program today at the congress

While mass media continues discussion of “president‘s coma“, 77-year-old candidate for another term of presidency presented his program for the next 5 years.

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Human Rights Watch: No progress in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s atrocious rights record did not discernibly improve in 2014. Authoritarian President Islam Karimov, who entered his 25th year in power, continued to employ a widespread security apparatus to monitor and crack down on activities of real and perceived opponents.

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Gastrobaiter busines US branch service providers now wanted

USA Today: Three Uzbekistan nationals,  Nodir Yunusov, 28, Rustamjon Shukurov, 27, and Sandjar Agzamov, 33, are on the ICE list for labor trafficking, which authorities say is harder to detect than sex trafficking.

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Muslims of Uzbekistan condemn the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo and the political prostitution of the mass media

Do the cartoonists really care about the problems of our society? What are the roots of the terrorism, radicalism, crime, violence, inequality, poverty, and wars? It does not take a lot of intelligence and wisdom to understand that in “bad … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan’s progress to the parliamentary democracy. One “nay” blasted the social media

Media and social network users actively discuss the details of yesterday’s joint meeting of both chambers of the Uzbek parliament attended by President Islam Karimov.

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Shavkat Mirziyaev got re-apointed as the primer minister

Today’s joint session of both chambers of parliament approved Shavkat Mirzijaev candidacy as the Prime Minister of the Republic.

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US dollar exchange rate rise by 8% in 10 days.

US dollar exchange rate on the “black market” Uzbekistan has grown from 3,420 to 3,750 of Uzbek soums per $ 1. This corresponds to 8% rise in past 10 days. Black market traders, explain the change by the depreciation of … Continue reading

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Swiss Bank heaven has money and gold from corrupt Uzbek thiefs-in-law

Blogger Alisher Taksanov in his recent publication is is trying to answer his own question: What was the real main purpose of meeting between Karimov and Didier Burkhalter, the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation, … Continue reading

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Field testing of updated perinatal care training package in Uzbekistan

With a training of trainers workshop in Tashkent on 1–6 December 2014, Uzbekistan became the first country to pilot the updated training course materials and methodology. The training was facilitated by the four international experts who authored the updated course: … Continue reading

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