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  • **FILE** Ethnic Uzbeks walk on Uzbekistan territory on June 18, 2010, after crossing the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border near the southern city of Osh as Uzbek border guards look on. (Associated Press)

    Uzbek theater thriving in dangerous arena

    Branded by human rights groups as one of the world's most repressive regimes, Uzbekistan is perhaps the last place one would expect an experimental theater company to thrive. Yet Tashkent's Ilkholm theater has been going strong for nearly 30 years, and continues to deal with controversial themes such as sexuality and government repression.


  • Uzbek strongman's pledge of privatization draws doubts

    Uzbekistan's announcement that it will privatize key state-owned assets has evoked skepticism about the former Soviet republic's commitment to economic reform.


  • Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchange documents June 4, 2012, after their talks in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Putin and Karimov signed the Declaration of Enhanced Strategic Partnership between the two countries and the Memorandum of Understanding at their talks in Tashkent. (Associated Press/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

    Uzbek privatization plans cast doubt

    Uzbekistan's announcement that it will privatize key state-owned assets has evoked skepticism about the former Soviet republic's commitment to economic reform.


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