Uzbekistan Modern History

Uzbekistan is a country located in Central Asia. With the capital city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan has a population of 33,469,214 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. The Soviet sub-republic of Uzbekistan became an independent state when the Soviet Union disbanded in 1991. In a contentious presidential election that year, former communist leader Islam Karimov won big. He remained the president of Uzbekistan, with far-reaching powers, until his death in…

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What to See in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

According to ITYPEMBA, Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan, one of the largest cities in Central Asia and the only city in Central Asia that has a metro. Tashkent is located in the northeastern part of the republic in the foothills of the Tien Shan at an altitude of 440-480 m in the valley of the Chirchik River. The first mention of the fortified city of Chach on the site…

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Uzbekistan Healthcare and Money

Uzbekistan Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required yellow fever no Typhoid & Polio Yes – cholera no malaria 1 no – Eat Drink 2 – Overview Medical care in Uzbekistan is inadequate. Travelers are therefore also recommended to become a member of a rescue airline. We recommend taking a first-aid kit with common preparations (e.g. stomach/intestinal medicines and insect repellents). Taking out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance is…

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Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part III

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8: Central Asian IS fighters About. 4,000 Central Asian foreign fighters are in Syria. Many are part of IS, but most will be with the Nusra Front (now: Al Sham, which seems to distance itself somewhat from Al Qaeda ). A few Central Asians are also in Chechen groups. Although the tendency is to cut all the Central Asian countries into one comb, these countries deal with foreign fighters very…

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Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part II

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5: Radicalization of Chechen separatists Most Russian foreign fighters in Syria come from Chechnya and Dagestan in the North Caucasus. Rebels in Chechnya have been aiming for independence from Russia since 1991, much to the concern of the central government in Moscow. The first Chechen war (1994–1996) ended with the Russian authorities withdrawing troops and postponing the fate of the republics. Already during and after the first Chechen war, the…

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Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part I

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In January 2017, Turkish authorities arrested a man from Uzbekistan. He was a member of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and is now suspected of having carried out the terrorist attack that killed 39 people at a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve . The suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport in 2016 came from the Russian republic of Dagestan and the Central Asian…

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