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Moody's assigns its first Uzbekistan long-term issuer rating at 'B1  bne IntelliNews

Moody's Investors *Service* assigned its first ever long-term issuer rating to the Uzbek government at B1 with a stable outlook on February 13 ahead ...

bne IntelliNews
Uzbekistan: A guide to exploring the historic Silk Road  gulfnews.com

From the blue-tiled mosques of Bukhara to the remote semi-autonomous region of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan offers ancient culture and ample opportunity for ...

Kyrgyzstan plans to supply potatoes, beef to Uzbekistan  AzerNews

Relations between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are close to a new level. The two countries eliminate all the difficulties in bilateral relations. These two states now ...

Uzbekistan planned $1 bln bond issue to set stage for corporate debt sales  Reuters

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Uzbekistan plans to follow up an upcoming $1 billion international bond market debut with regular debt sales while the country's ...

MSU, Uzbekistan's Tashkent State Agrarian University sign agreement for academic and research collaborations  Mississippi State Newsroom

Mississippi State University and Uzbekistan's Tashkent State Agrarian University are planning future academic and research collaborations after leaders from ...

Mississippi State Newsroom
Serba Dinamik adds RM448mil worth of contracts, including first O&M job in Uzbekistan - Business News  The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd has secured its first contract in Uzbekistan, expanding the engineering and maintenance services provider's oil ...

The Star Online
AFC Champions League 2019 Round-up: Minerva suffer heavy defeat, Iran and Uzbekistan clubs win  FOX Sports Asia

The second preliminary round of AFC Champions League 2019 is done and dusted with and we are only one step from the group stage of the competition.

FOX Sports Asia
Uzbekistan's Jamie Oliver dreams of going global  Eurasianet

The Uzbek man who holds the Guinness record for largest serving of plov is plotting a culinary revolution at home and abroad.

Ethnic Kazakh From China Urges Uzbekistan Not To Extradite Him  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

An ethnic Kazakh citizen of China, who has been stuck in the airport in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, has urged Uzbek authorities to deny a Chinese extradition ...

Ex-Soviet State Uzbekistan Considers New Crypto Move  Forbes

Uzbekistan cash. The country's new Digital Trust fund is studying raising funds via security token offerings. Stock photo via GettyGetty. The former Soviet state of ...

Tourists from Kyrgyzstan discover Uzbekistan  Eurasianet

Uzbekistan is looking far afield for tourists to visit, and yet it has a small but very eager market to tap right next door.

Convicted candidate arrested before escape to Uzbekistan  Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): Sentenced to five years in jail, a successful.

Pajhwok Afghan News
Uzbekistan Reaffirms Readiness To Host Intra-Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Uzbekistan has reiterated its readiness to host talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban negotiators.

Knowledge is power: Uzbekistan lifts ban on political science  Reuters

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan will resume teaching political science this year, according to a presidential decree signaling the return of a subject said to ...

The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan's Reform Puzzle  The Diplomat

The fight for LGBT rights in Uzbekistan is especially important now.

The Diplomat
Junk Fever Returns to Silk Road as Uzbekistan Plans Roadshow  Bloomberg

In a flashback to the giddy days of yield hunting in 2017, the ex-Soviet republic of Uzbekistan has hired banks for a debut Eurobond sale.

Uzbekistan military leaders enjoy Gulf Coast nature while in town training  WLOX

An Uzbekistan delegation, including military leaders and the country's ambassador to the United States, toured the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies Ocean ...

Ensuring business-friendly conditions: Uzbekistan aims to enhance its position in the "Doing business report"  JD Supra

Uzbekistan continues to undertake measures to improve its business environment and promote the country's positive image in the international arena.

JD Supra
Australia beat Uzbekistan on penalties: Asian Cup last 16 – as it happened  The Guardian

Australia needed penalties to beat Uzbekistan, but thanks to two saves from Brighton's Mat Ryan they went through 4-2, and into the quarter-finals.

The Guardian
What to know before you go to Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Roads and Kingdoms

From plov meccas to karaoke bars, from superlative bazaars to park life, a complete guide to Uzbekistan's capital.

Roads and Kingdoms
Uzbekistan gives visa-free entry to visitors from 45 countries - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Uzbekistan on Friday granted visa-free entry to citizens of 45 countries to boost tourism, which the government views as vital for economic growth.

Jakarta Post
Uzbekistan’s star appears in the credit rating universe  Brookings Institution

Recent economic progress in Uzbekistan has been impressive, and new credit ratings will provide additional instruments for observing the Uzbek economy.

Brookings Institution
India inks deal to get uranium supply from Uzbekistan  Economic Times

New Delhi: India and Uzbekistan signed a deal for long-term supply of uranium from the resource rich Central Asian country to power its domestic atomic ...

Economic Times
Uzbekistan, Germany sign contracts for $ 4B  AzerNews

More than 10 protocols of intent and investment contracts totalling more than four billion euros were signed during German-Uzbek business forum held in Berlin ...

Uzbekistan Ltd: private-public interests clash in flagship project  Open Democracy

As a major property development scheme gets under way in Tashkent, a data trail reveals a potential serious conflict of interest in Uzbekistan's new corridors of ...

Open Democracy
Uzbekistan seeks to obtain beneficiary status of EU's GSP+ system  Times of Central Asia

TASHKENT (TCA) — The states of the European Union are important trade and economic partners of Uzbekistan, and year after year the number of industries ...

Times of Central Asia
Uzbekistan's 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus  The Diplomat

Execution of the strategy agenda in full is unlikely, but it nevertheless gives a sense of government priorities for 2019.

The Diplomat
Flydubai to add Uzbekistan to network  Flightglobal

The Dubai-based carrier says it will begin thrice-weekly services to the Uzbek capital on 11 March operated using Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. It will become a ...

Tajikistan plans to increase electricity exports to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan  AKIpress

AKIPRESS.COM - Tajikistan plans to increase electricity exports to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan this year and negotiations with the Afghan and Uzbek energy ...

Frontier investment funds are moving into Uzbekistan  bne IntelliNews

It was only a matter of time before attention of frontier market investors turned towards Uzbekistan, Central Asia's largest country that until only a few years ago ...

bne IntelliNews
Beyond the Tashkent Spring: Lessons from Uzbekistan's Reforms  Human Rights Watch

Uzbekistan is certainly an unlikely good news story. The Central Asian country famous for its fabled Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara had for decades ...

Human Rights Watch
Uzbekistan edging toward gold producer privatisations  bne IntelliNews

Uzbekistan edging toward gold producer privatisations. NMMC, also country's uranium monopoly, to have private managers by end of year.

bne IntelliNews
Uzbekistan’s bread winners  Livemint

The announcement over the PA system has just been made. It's precisely 5 minutes to go before Uzbekistan's superfast Afrosiyob train *service* from the capital ...

Socceroos to face Japan or Uzbekistan in Asian Cup Round of 16  ABC News

Australia's Asian Cup title defence chances remain alive, but heavyweights Japan and Uzbekistan loom in the Round of 16.

ABC News
Uzbekistan's tourism prospering  AzerNews

The inflow of foreign tourists into Uzbekistan has increased by 2.3 times from 2.8 million to 6.4 million people in 2018, Trend reports via the State Statistics ...

Trade between Uzbekistan, Russia increases by 21 pct  AzerNews

By Abdul Kerimkhanov. The trade turnover between Russia and Uzbekistan in 2018 increased by 21 percent to $5.7 billion, said the Ambassador of Uzbekistan ...

6 Unique Places to Visit in Uzbekistan  Atlas Obscura

From palatial tombs to desert ghost towns, these are the places Atlas Obscura users most want to visit.

Atlas Obscura
First round on agreement negotiations between Uzbekistan, EU ends  AzerNews

The first round of negotiations on the Agreement on Extended Partnership and Cooperation (EPC) between Uzbekistan and the EU was held in Tashkent on ...

Dubai's flydubai set to launch first flights to Uzbekistan  ArabianBusiness.com

Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The five times weekly *service* between Dubai and Tashkent will ...

Uzbekistan President to be Chief Guest at Vibrant Gujarat Summit  News18

Gandhinagar: President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, as a key guest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Uzbekistan's highest building to be built in Tashkent  AzerNews

The preparations for the construction of a 200-meter high building, the highest in Uzbekistan, as part of the International Business Center Tashkent City project, ...

Govt signs long-term contract with Uzbekistan for uranium  Moneycontrol.com

The contract was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who are here for the Vibrant Gujarat ...

Uzbekistan plans to build first commercial nuclear reactor  Power Technology

The Uzbekistan Government is reportedly planning to build the country's first commercial nuclear reactor.

Power Technology
Uzbekistan Creates Legal Framework for Security Token Offerings (STOs)  Cryptovest

Uzbekistan is looking to attract security token-oriented companies by creating a legal framework for this emerging industry.

Uzbekistan shouldn't be underestimated, insists Griffiths  SBS - The World Game

Uzbekistan are a tough and talented team that is headed in the right direction under veteran Argentine coach Hector Cuper, and will not be easy opponents ...

SBS - The World Game
Uzbekistan's modernization project risk its ancient architecture  Deutsche Welle

Uzbekistan is liberalizing its economy – but that comes at a heavy price for the country that has a rich history. The country is struggling between modernization ...

Deutsche Welle
Football: Soccer-Ryan the hero as Australia beat Uzbekistan in shootout  The Star Online

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - Australia goalkeeper Maty Ryan earned the Asian Cup holders a quarter-final place with two saves in the shootout to ...

The Star Online
Milligan blames 'concrete carpark' for Uzbekistan woes  The Sydney Morning Herald

The pitch at Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain was too hard for the Socceroos to get in behind Uzbekistan, captain Mark Milligan says.

The Sydney Morning Herald
India Finally Appears Serious About Central Asia, Making Uzbekistan Its Gateway To The Region  Indiatimes.com

After Long Slumber, India Finally Appears Serious about Connect Central Asia Policy, hoping to make Uzbekistan its gateway to the region. Prime Minister ...

Uzbekistan limbers up for bond market debut  Financial Times

Uzbekistan is hoping to make its international bond market debut in the coming weeks, with the sale of dollar-denominated debt. The central Asian country has ...

Financial Times
Socceroos to play Uzbekistan in Asian Cup  The West Australian

The Socceroos have avoided their old nemesis Japan and will face Uzbekistan in the round of 16 at the Asian Cup.

The West Australian
US following case of missing refugee wanted by China  Daily Journal

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it is following the case of a Chinese-born Kazakh man who had been fighting attempts by Beijing to return him to China from ...

Daily Journal
Uzbekistan: Dutch giant Kiremko can start producing chips  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.

INTERVIEW: Uzbekneftegaz remaking Uzbekistan's energy sector  bne IntelliNews

A big Uzbek delegation travelled to Berlin for the Uzbek-German investment summit that kicked off on January 14 and managed to sign off on €4bn worth of ...

bne IntelliNews
Uzbekistan simplifies bankruptcy procedure  AzerNews

Uzbekistan approved a number of measures to drastically simplify the bankruptcy procedure, Trend reports via a new decree of the head of state.

BANKEX Partners With Digital Trust Fund to Develop Uzbekistan's Digital Economy  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, January 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BANKEX, the premier provider of tokenization and securitization services, and Digital Trust Fund, a foundation...

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Japan vs Uzbekistan, live stream, updates, when and where to watch  FOX Sports Asia

It's finally here! The 2019 AFC Asian Cup has arrived. 24 of the best teams in Asia will compete in the biggest-ever iteration of the competition to claim the ...

FOX Sports Asia
Asian Cup live scores: Australia vs Uzbekistan, shootout Socceroos, video, updates, Mat Ryan  NEWS.com.au

Live: Asian Cup Round of 16 Socceroos vs Uzbekistan.

Boeing reaches landing gear services deal with Uzbekistan Airways  Aerospace Technology

Boeing agreed to provide landing gear services to Uzbekistan Airways to help maintain its 787-8 Dreamliner commercial airplanes fleet more efficiently.

Aerospace Technology
Boeing to Provide Uzbekistan Airways with Landing Gear Services  AviationPros.com

The flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan will rely on Boeing to support its fleet with quick and reliable landing gear exchanges when and where they need ...

India U-23's new football coach looks to 'find the right combo'  Times of India

Football News: Derrick Pereira knew what he was getting into when he signed a short-term contract with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to take charge of ...

Times of India
Việt Nam teams learn opponents for Olympics, AFC qualifiers  Viet Nam News

Việt Nam were drawn into Group B in thenbsp;Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2020 Asian Qualifiers Round Two in a ceremony at AFC House on ...

Viet Nam News
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Australia vs Uzbekistan, live stream, round of 16, updates, when and where to watch  FOX Sports Asia

The group stage of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 is done and dusted with and we're all set for the commencement of the second match-day of the round of 16 for the ...

FOX Sports Asia
Sainsbury hails confident Degenek ahead of Uzbekistan clash  The World Game

Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury can see the confidence growing in every game Milos Degenek plays for the national team.

The World Game
Socceroos Ready To Take On Uzbekistan In Asian Cup  Ten Eyewitness News

Socceroos Ready To Take On Uzbekistan In Asian Cup.

Ten Eyewitness News
Air Astana and Uzbekistan Airways to increase Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan frequency in summer 2019  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Kazakhstan's Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development announced (13-Feb-2019) Air Astana and Uzbekistan Airways each plan to increase ...

CAPA - Centre for Aviation
Uzbek Migrant Appeals To President After Brother's Tragic Death  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

An Uzbek migrant has issued an unusual appeal to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev while driving around the Russian capital with the body of his deceased ...

06.02.2019 Kazakh Halyk Bank gets permission to open branch in Uzbekistan  Астана

Kazakhstan's Halyk Bank has received prior permission from the Uzbek Central Bank to open a branch in Uzbekistan, the Central Bank's First Deputy Chairman ...

Uzbekistan Extradites BTA Bank Case Suspect To Kazakhstan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Uzbekistan has extradited a man suspected of embezzlement to neighboring Kazakhstan, the latest development in a politically-charged case involving the ...

Young Matildas drawn in Group A for AFCU19W Round 2 qualifiers  Matildas

The Westfield Young Matildas have learned their opponents for Round 2 of the AFC U-19 Women's Championship Thailand 2019 Qualifiers. The U19's will face ...

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan creating joint business council  AzerNews

Creation of the Turkmen-Uzbek Business Council was announced at the government meeting in Ashgabat, Trend reports with reference to the Union of ...

Uzbekistan: Land of a thousand shrines  BBC News

Uzbekistan has aspirations to become a second Mecca, a destination for pilgrims from all over the world. Central Asia's most populous country boasts a wealth ...

BBC News
Uzbekistan tries to end the use of forced labour in the cotton fields  The Economist

IN SOME WAYS, there is nothing surprising about the videos that have been doing the rounds on social media in Uzbekistan. In one, farmers and local officials ...

The Economist
The superfast silk road in Uzbekistan  Financial Times

High-speed rail links are bringing the fabled cities of Samarkand and Bukhara within reach for a long weekend.

Financial Times
'Tired of fighting': 30 years ago, Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan  New Straits Times

HAIRATAN, Afghanistan: On February 15, 1989, crowds of stunned onlookers watched the last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan over the Friendship Bridge ...

New Straits Times
Uncovering the ghost ships of the Aral Sea  gulfnews.com

The water body, stretched between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, is now a graveyard for ships.

Long-Closed Uzbekistan Opens Up to the World  Voice of America

A new president's drive for economic development lies behind need for stable international relations.

Voice of America
How Uzbekistan is transforming into an open economy  Brookings Institution

Uzbekistan is in its second year of a wide-ranging market-oriented program of reforms. The government is making three fundamental shifts to the economy: from ...

Brookings Institution
Uzbekistan: A Gangsta's Paradise?  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

One group that seems to have gained prominence since Shavkat Mirziyoev took over as Uzbek president: mob bosses. (The views expressed in this blog post ...

Uncorking Uzbekistan's Wine Business  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoev has called for the modernization of the country's wine industry and brought 60000 vine cuttings from France. But can the ...

Eight reasons to go to Uzbekistan  The Independent

Sandwiched between and landlocked by a bunch of other 'Stans (including Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan), Uzbekistan and much of this part of Central Asia has ...

The Independent
Uzbekistan Aims to End Forced Labor in Cotton Fields  The Wall Street Journal

As part of a legacy left by the Soviet Union's command economy, the cotton harvest remains a defining feature of life for many Uzbeks, but the government is ...

The Wall Street Journal
Jailed Former CEO Of Uzbekistan's Zeromax Released After Eight Years  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Mirodil Jalolov, the jailed former CEO of the Uzbek firm Zeromax, has been released from a detention center in Tashkent after spending more than eight years in ...

See photos of beautiful underground train stations in Tashkent, Uzbekistan  National Geographic

The unexpected gleam of these never-before-seen images of Tashkent's metro might be a good enough reason for tourists—both foreign and local—to flock to ...

National Geographic
Uzbekistan turns to nuclear energy to power economy  Financial Times

When you run a large landlocked central Asian state rich in uranium and with big economic ambitions, what do you do? You build a nuclear power plant.

Financial Times
Uzbekistan Reforms: Is the Media a Bellwether?  Voice of America

Change is hard, say Uzbek media leaders, in the second year of reforms.

Voice of America
Majlis Podcast: Rating Uzbekistan’s Progress In Halting Forced Labor  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

For the first Majlis podcast of 2019, we decided to take a look at Uzbekistan's attempts at domestic reform, specifically the pledge to end forced labor in the ...

Trial Of Uzbekistan's Former Prosecutor-General Qodirov Begins In Tashkent  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Sources close to the Uzbek government have told RFE/RL that a corruption trial has begun in Tashkent against the country's former prosecutor-general, ...

Uzbekistan announces ambition to become major tourist destination  EURACTIV

Uzbek officials and foreign guests issued a clear message on Monday (19 November) that developing tourism has become a major priority for Uzbekistan, ...

How the US Can Give Uzbekistan Options  The Diplomat

America's goal should be to ensure the Uzbeks have alternative options to dealing with Russia and China.

The Diplomat
Uzbekistan's Forbidden Art Treasures  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

In a dusty town in the Uzbek desert, a collection of once-banned Soviet-era art worth hundreds of millions of dollars is finally attracting the world's attention.

Putin, Mirziyoev Launch Construction Of Nuclear Power Plant In Uzbekistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

TASHKENT -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev have launched the construction of a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan's ...

On the reform path: Uzbekistan opens up after years of isolation  Al Jazeera English

After death of President Islam Karimov, who ruled for decades, government attempts to be more transparent and fair.

Al Jazeera English
Citizens of 45 More Countries to Get Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan  The Diplomat

The grand opening continues in Uzbekistan with the granting of visa-free access, for up to 30 days, as of February 1 for travelers from 45 countries. The visa-free ...

The Diplomat
Uzbekistan: Release and Rehabilitate Political Prisoners  Human Rights Watch

The Uzbek government has released more than 35 people imprisoned on politically motivated charges, including journalists, human rights defenders, and other ...

Human Rights Watch
Uzbekistan: Stop Harassing Human Rights Defenders  Human Rights Watch

The Uzbek authorities should stop harassing human rights activists, including those recently released from prison, and ensure their safety, Amnesty International ...

Human Rights Watch
Exclusive: Uzbekistan appoints banks for international debt market debut  Reuters

Uzbekistan is making final preparations for its first foray into international debt markets, naming four international banks to lead a dollar bond deal, sources ...

Underground art, gold mosques and soothing sewing lessons – Uzbekistan is full of surprises  Irish Examiner

Barely five feet tall, slender and softly spoken, 62-year-old Rimma Gazalieva may be small of stature, but she's a giant in the world of Uzbek artistry. The shelves ...

Irish Examiner
Off the beaten track: Uzbekistan  Spectator.co.uk

Follow the silk road through Uzbekistan's undiscovered bazaars, hypnotic mosaics and artisan ceramics.


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Final Draw Highlights: AFC Asian Cup 2015 - YouTube
Final Draw Highlights: AFC Asian Cup 2015 - YouTube
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Madrasa Kukeldash (Bukhara) - Wikipedia
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Foto / Afbeelding / Plaatje: Nomaden yurt

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Uzbekistan (US: (listen), UK: ; Uzbek: Ўзбекистон/Oʻzbekiston pronounced [ozbekiˈstɒn]; Russian: Узбекистан [ʊzbʲɪkʲɪˈstan]), officially also the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: Ўзбекистон Республикаси/Oʻzbekiston Respublikasi; Russian: Республика Узбекистан), is a landlocked country in Central Asia. The sovereign state is a secular, unitary constitutional republic, comprising 12 provinces, one autonomous republic, and a capital city. Uzbekistan is bordered by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Along with Liechtenstein, it is one of the world's only two doubly landlocked countries (i.e. sharing borders only with other landlocked countries).What is now Uzbekistan was in ancient times part of the Iranian-speaking region of Transoxiana and Turan. The first recorded settlers were Eastern Iranian nomads, known as Scythians, who founded kingdoms in Khwarezm (8th–6th centuries BC), Bactria (8th–6th centuries BC), Sogdia (8th–6th centuries BC), Fergana (3rd century BC – 6th century AD), and Margiana (3rd century BC – 6th century AD). The area was incorporated into the Persian Empire and, after a period of Macedonian Greek rule, was ruled by the Persian Parthian Empire and later by the Sasanian Empire, until the Muslim conquest of Persia in the 7th century. The Muslim conquest in the 7th century converted the majority of the population, including the local ruling classes, into adherents of Islam. During this period, cities such as Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara began to grow rich from the Silk Road. The local Khwarezmian dynasty, and Central Asia as a whole, were decimated by the Mongol invasion in the 13th century. After the Mongol Conquests, the area became increasingly dominated by Turkic peoples. The city of Shahrisabz was the birthplace of the Turco-Mongol warlord Timur, also known as one of Genghis Khan's grandchildren, who in the 14th century established the Timurid Empire and was proclaimed the Supreme Emir of Turan with his capital in Samarkand. The area was conquered by Uzbek Shaybanids in the 16th century, moving the centre of power from Samarkand to Bukhara. The region was split into three states: Khanate of Khiva, Khanate of Kokand, and Emirate of Bukhara. It was gradually incorporated into the Russian Empire during the 19th century, with Tashkent becoming the political center of Russian Turkestan. In 1924, after national delimitation, the constituent republic of the Soviet Union known as the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic was created. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, it declared independence as the Republic of Uzbekistan on 31 August 1991.Uzbekistan has a diverse cultural heritage due to its storied history and strategic location. Its first major official language is Uzbek, a Turkic language written in the Latin alphabet and spoken natively by approximately 85% of the population. Russian has widespread use as a governmental language; it is the most widely taught second language. Uzbeks constitute 81% of the population, followed by Russians (5.4%), Tajiks (4.0%), Kazakhs (3.0%), and others (6.5%). Muslims constitute 79% of the population while 5% of the population follow Russian Orthodox Christianity, and 16% of the population follow other religions or are non-religious. A majority of Uzbeks are non-denominational Muslims. Uzbekistan is a member of the CIS, OSCE, UN, and the SCO. While officially a democratic republic, by 2008 non-governmental human rights organizations defined Uzbekistan as "an authoritarian state with limited civil rights".Following the death of Islam Karimov in 2016, the second president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, started a new course, which was described as a A Quiet Revolution and Revolution from Above. He stated he intended to abolish cotton slavery, systematic use of child labour, exit visas, to introduce a tax reform, create four new free economic zones, as well as amnestied some political prisoners. The relations with neighboring countries of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan drastically improved. However, the Amnesty International report on human rights in the country for 2017/2018 described continued repressive measures, including forced labour in cotton harvesting, and restrictions on movements of 'freed' prisoners.The Uzbek economy is in a gradual transition to the market economy, with foreign trade policy being based on import substitution. In September 2017, the country's currency became fully convertible in the market rates. Uzbekistan is a major producer and exporter of cotton. The country also operates the largest open-pit gold mine in the world. With the gigantic power-generation facilities of the Soviet era and an ample supply of natural gas, Uzbekistan has become the largest electricity producer in Central Asia. Renewable energy constitutes more than 23% of the country's energy sector, with hydroelectricity and solar energy having 21.4% and 2% respectively.