Uzbekistan en Why the protest bug hasn't spread to the former Soviet Union <p> KIEV &mdash; Democracy movements across the former Soviet Union haven&rsquo;t been allowed to emerge, much less gather momentum.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Azerbaijan Belarus Dictators Former Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev Uzbekistan World Leaders Elections Asia-Pacific Europe Politics Culture & Lifestyle Russia Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:16:45 +0000 David L. Stern 5635872 at Uzbekistan blackmails the West into silence <p> Obama, Merkel and Putin whitewash Uzbekistan&rsquo;s human rights atrocities.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uzbekistan Asia-Pacific Europe Opinion Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:11:03 +0000 Jan Egeland and Steve Swerdlow 5686754 at Uzbeks reject government ban on Valentine's Day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Authorities in Uzbekistan cancel Valentine's Day events, urging citizens to celebrate the birthday of the Moghul emperor Babur instead </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hélène Hofman </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Authorities in the central Asian state of Uzbekistan have canceled several Valentine&#39;s Day events as part of attempts to encourage the population to commemorate the birthday of the first Moghul emperor Babur instead, <a href="">the BBC reports</a>.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Babur Moghul Rayhan Uzbekistan Valentine's Day Asia-Pacific Weird Wide Web Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:14:42 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5691597 at “Meaningless” music? Banned in Uzbekistan! <p>MOSCOW &mdash; Plenty of pop stars get away with lightweight repertoires about cute boys, fast girls and fun parties. But that stuff just doesn&rsquo;t fly in Uzbekistan, where if you&rsquo;re not singing about the virtues of your glorious national and spiritual traditions, you&rsquo;re not singing at all.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Uzbekistan World Leaders Strange But True Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:01:43 +0000 Dan Peleschuk 5863611 at