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Poverty, crime, and oppression seen as fueling Uzbeks' anger

By Anna Dolgov
Globe Correspondent / May 17, 2005

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MOSCOW -- Positioned on the ancient Great Silk Road between Asia and Europe, and on a modern drug-trafficking route, Uzbekistan has been torn by religious violence, crime, poverty, and political persecution since gaining independence in 1991 through the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Full article: 634 words)

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