Uzbekistan: Minorities Taking Advantage of New Russian Citizenship Rules

Russia opens doors to Uzbeks and other residents of former Soviet republics to become citizens. (Photo: Dean C.K. Cox)

Judging by the long line outside the Russian Embassy in Tashkent one recent afternoon, new Russian legislation offering citizenship to Russian-speakers is prompting lots of individuals in Uzbekistan to ponder emigration.

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Murat Sadykov is the pseudonym for a journalist specializing in Central Asian affairs.

Uzbekistan: Minorities Taking Advantage of New Russian Citizenship Rules

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