Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan are the only double land locked countries (meaning they are surrounded only by countries which are landlocked themselves!) worldatlas.com/articles/d…
Uzbekistan shuts down the entire country's internet and SMS service for five hours every year to prevent students from cheating during a key college exam. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Aralsk, Kazakhstan, and Moynaq, Uzbekistan, were once major ports and robust fishing hubs of the Aral Sea before the lake dried up. Today, the seabed has completely dried out in Moynaq, while part of the North Aral Sea in Kazakhstan has been revived, with water and economy returning to Aralsk pulitzercenter.org/report…
To prevent cheating during university entrance exams Uzbekistan shuts off the entire country's internet for five hours on exam day theatlantic.com/technolog…
There are only two “double landlocked” countries (countries completely surrounded by other landlocked countries) in the world - Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein garfors.com/the-two-doubl…
Today, the North Aral Sea in Kazakhstan has been revived, with water and economy returning to Aralsk. But the South Aral Sea in Uzbekistan is almost completely desiccated, and its residents are choking on the air bbc.com/future/story/2018…
Switzerland is the leading export market for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and 4 African countries. All of those countries produce lots of gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The district of Sokh belongs to Uzbekistan, while being completely surrounded by Kyrgyzstan, although the district's population is 99% Tajik. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So%…
The last ruling descendant of Genghis Khan remained in power in Uzbekistan until 1920. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
The district of Sokh belongs to Uzbekistan, while being completely surrounded by Kyrgyzstan, although the district's population is 99% Tajik. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So%…
In the 1960s, Muynak, in western Uzbekistan, was a beautiful seaside spa town on the edge of the Aral Sea that attracted people all over the Soviet Union in the holidays. Now the beach faces 38,000 square km of highly saline and polluted dry wasteland msf.org/aral-sea-wheres-b…
There is a Greek community in Uzbekistan which at its peak in the 20th century numbered at several tens of thousands uzbekjourneys.com/2012/09…
Uzbekistan used to/still does perform non-consensual sterilizations on women after their 2nd childbirth. They would do it by removing the entire uterus. This happened to over 10,000 innocent women. bbc.com/news/magazine-176…
Uzbekistan executed two men by boiling them alive... in 2002 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…
There is such a thing as a doubly landlocked country, a country that is landlocked entirely by countries who are themselves landlocked. Only two such countries exist today: Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan are the only two Doubly Landlocked countries in the world math.ucr.edu/home/baez/pu…
In Kuwait, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan it is legal for women to engage in homosexual relations, but homosexual acts between males are illegal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGB…
There are only two doubly-landlocked countries in the world: Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan. garfors.com/2013/08/the-t…
Uzbekistan is a landlocked country that is completely surrounded by other landlocked countries, all of which end in -stan garfors.com/2013/08/the-t…
Because of Stalin's fear of ethnic Korean Japanese spies, there are now 180,000 Koreans living in Uzbekistan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kor…
Uzbekistan (31m) is more populous than Kazakhstan (18m), Kyrgyzstan (6m), and Turkmenistan (6m) put together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
When the harvest season for cotton starts, Uzbekistan closes all schools for two months and forces children to pick up to 60 kilos of cotton per day. laborrights.org/industrie…
Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan are the only two "doubly landlocked" countries in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Uzbekistan still boils people to death as a form of capital punishment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Stalin deported 170,000+ Koreans from the Soviet/Korea border to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dep…
Many men in Uzbekistan kidnap their future wives to save money on the wedding, and that these marriages are considered legal in spite of the women not agreeing to it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
All children in Uzbekistan were forced to participate in the cotton harvest for 2 1/2 months. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The Aral Sea used to be the fourth largest lake but has been steadily shrinking since 1960. It is draining because the USSR diverted two rivers that fed the sea in order to construct two irrigation canals and build a cotton industry in Uzbekistan. earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
During the 2013 Miss World competition in Indonesia, a woman named Rakhima Ganieva showed up and entered as Miss Uzbekistan. The problem was that Uzbekistan does not have a Miss Uzbekistan competition and authorities had no idea who she was. news.com.au/entertainment…
There may be abandoned biological weapons in Uzbekistan at a abandoned Soviet testing facility. bldgblog.blogspot.com/200…
It's possible to sing two notes at the same time. Polyphonic overtone singing is believed to have originated in Mongolia, Tibet, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, some parts of Northern Europe and South Africa. medicaldaily.com/womans-p…
There are only two "doubly landlocked" countries in the world, meaning they are borders only by other landlocked countries: Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Medieval warlord Tamerlane's tomb in modern day Uzbekistan was allegedly inscribed"Who ever opens my tomb, shall unleash an invader more terrible than I." Two days after his exhumation, Nazi Germany launched it's invasion of the USSR en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
There's an island in Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan that was used as a test site and is now riddled with anthrax, smallpox, plague, etc en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voz…
There are unsecured radioactive waste dumps in Uzbekistan. youtube.com/watch?v=K2QWi…
Thousands of women from as far as Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines are trafficked into South Korea to work as prostitutes in clubs around US military bases. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
A country is said to be "doubly landlocked" if it is surrounded only by other landlocked countries. Only two such countries exist: Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
Uzbekistan is surrounded by 5 'stan' countries worldatlas.com/webimage/c…
Liechtenstein (Europe) and Uzbekistan (Asia) are the only two double-landlocked countries in the world garfors.com/2013/08/the-t…
Several employees of Uzbekistan State Arts Museum used to sell original art works (nearly for $100 to $800 each) and replace them with copies for 15 years. 'Major’ losses include 25 works by European artists. theguardian.com/world/201…
Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein are the only landlocked countries that are surrounded only by landlocked countries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
The United States gave $500 million in aid to Uzbekistan in 2002, the same year the Uzbek regime boiled two political dissidents to death. guardian.co.uk/world/2003…
The oldest known chess set is over 1200 years old and was discovered in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. history.chess.free.fr/fir…
Today I learned of the Kyrgyz village of Barak, which became an enclave when when Uzbekistan forces blockaded the road leading to Ak-Tash, the nearest Kyrgyz village and the border connection on which it depends; Barak is only 1.5 km from the border en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Uzbekistan is one of two doubly landlocked countries, meaning it is bordered only by landlocked countries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzb…
Matt Taibbi--the reporter who wrote the "vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity" article about Goldman Sachs--has played professional baseball in Russia, professional basketball in Mongolia, and was thrown out of Uzbekistan for criticizing the president in print. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
The Afghanistan-Uzbekistan border is the 2nd most heavily defended border in the world (first being the border between North and South Korea). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afg…
21 of 23 players in the Uzbekistan National Football Team have their last names ending with the letter V. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/U…
Korean Uzbekistanis (who were deported from Russia by Stalin) send $100 million dollars back to their families in Uzbekistan every year from their jobs as migrant workers in South Korea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kor…
Somewhere out in Uzbekistan there is a perpetually burning hole known as "The Door To Hell." youtube.com/watch?v=Ws9W2…
A museum in Uzbekistan hid avant-garde artwork from the Soviet Union authorities for over 50 years, work deemed by the Stalin regime to be “decadent bourgeois art”. As recently as 2011, the museum is still be harassed by the Russian authorities. nytimes.com/2011/03/08/ar…
Uzbekistan has the 4th largest gold deposits in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzb…
There are two doubly landlocked countries, in which you need to cross two national borders to reach a coastline: Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
The Aral Sea in Uzbekistan, which used to be the fourth largest inland sea on Earth in 1989 has lost more than 50% of its water on todays level. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzb…
The Kazakhstan government launched a campaign to counter the negative effects of the film Borat. Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as Borat, denounced the campaign as propaganda of the 'evil nitwits' from Uzbekistan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
The Soviet Union Deported 171,781 Koreans To Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dep…
There is a statue in Uzbekistan that is A statue of a large pineapple in Tashkent, dedicated to the successful cultivation of Pineapple plants, a venture that failed 4 months later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
There are approximately 200000 ethnic Koreans living in Uzbekistan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
The village of Barak, Kyrgyzstan (pop. 627) is a part of Kyrgyzstan but completely within the borders of Uzbekistan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyr…
Uzbekistan's dictator shut down independent non-governmental organizations and created "Government-Operated Non-Governmental Organizations" instead. rferl.org/content/Activis…
Cotton production in Uzbekistan has caused the eradication of the Aral Sea. Dust storms from pesticides and salt on the dried sea beds has led to alarmingly high rates of TB and cancer. vimeo.com/1708935#
More Tajiks live in Afghanistan (and possibly Uzbekistan as well) than in Tajikistan, the land that takes their name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj…

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