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With little popular support, Sanjar Umarov hoped the West would back his calls for political change, but this proved illusory.
30 Nov 09
Upsurge in militant activity in Central Asia will be contained, although security should be stepped up in border areas.
19 Nov 09
While conspiracy theories are still the order of the day for public consumption, a Moscow-based commentator argues that Uzbek officials have realised that popular dissent has domestic roots.
15 May 06
Russia is trying hard to revive its influence in a region it has neglected without alienating Washington in the process.
14 Nov 05
Russian move against Muslim radicals seen as overture towards Uzbekistan.
22 Feb 05
Defence sources in Moscow accuse Tajiks of setting unrealistic conditions for Russia’s military presence.
22 Feb 05
Rights groups say Russians arrested outspoken Uzbek dissident on trumped up charges in effort to silence him.
21 Feb 05
What were the hostage-takers and the Russian authorities discussing before the siege erupted in violence?
6 Sep 04
The success or failure of Putin's "Chechenisation" policy is hanging in the balance.
9 Jun 04
The attack on the Moscow metro spreads anxiety, xenophobia and uncertainty on the eve of the presidential elections.
13 Feb 04