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Uzbekistan: Russian Politician Spreads False Rumors of Unrest

The Rapture didn't take place on May 21 as some believers had scheduled it -- and the Facebook revolution didn't take place in Uzbekistan last week, either.

A Russian politician in Moscow blogging a false story of "10,000 citizens on the streets of Tashkent, and 15,000 in Andijan and Ferghana" set off a wave of speculation on Russian and Uzbek news sites, but reputable outlets such as fergananews.com immediately denied the rumor, citing their own reporters who found nothing happening. Local human rights activists also reported that no demonstrations were taking place, and later some Western diplomats confirmed that no crowds were forming on the streets -- that many people would not go unnoticed.

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Uzbekistan: Russian Politician Spreads False Rumors of Unrest

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