Uzbekistan: Andijan Refugees Form Tight Bonds in Arizona

Rakhmat Kobilov sells some of his watermelons and Ferghana-style cantaloupes at an Uzbek restaurant in Phoenix. (Photo: Matthew Kupfer)

During the summer, Rakhmat Kobilov rises at 4 am, eats breakfast, and drives 45 miles to the farm where he cultivates cucumbers, watermelon, and a fragrant variety of cantaloupe indigenous to Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley.

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Matthew Kupfer is a freelance writer specializing in Central Asia.

Uzbekistan: Andijan Refugees Form Tight Bonds in Arizona

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