The rivers that feed the sea were diverted in a Soviet project to boost cotton production in the arid region.
Kosovo topped the judo medals table at the 2018 Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan despite an Azeri gold rush on the final day of the tournament. Our Man of the Day was Russia’s Soslan Bostanov, who won the +100kg gold, while our Woman of the Day was Loriana Kuka of Kosovo, who took the -78kg gold
On Day 2 of the 2018 Tashkent Grand Prix, the home crowd were rewarded with a gold medal in the -73kg category by our Man of the Day Khikmatillokh Turaev of Uzbekistan. The home-countryman was on electric form throughout his preliminary contests as he claimed his first Grand Prix gold
A high energy home crowd set a backdrop for a great opening day of judo at the 2018 Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan. Rio Olympic Champion Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo was our Woman of the Day as she took the -52kg gold, while Slovenia’s Adrian Gomboc was our Man of the Day as he won -66kg gold.
There was action aplenty on day two of the Tashkent Judo Grand Prix 2017.
Man of the day Belarussian Dzimitry Minkou took gold in style in the under 66 kilograms category on day one of the Tashkent Grand Prix.
This week we finish our latest series of Postcards by enjoying a traditional Uzbek dinner, with a visit to a top restaurant.
In Postcards from Uzbekistan this week we visit the State Museum of Arts in the capital Tashkent.
This week in Postcards we’re in the east of Uzbekistan in the city of Kokand.
Our Postcard this week comes to you from just outside the ancient Uzbek city of Bukhara and a palace that has been turned into a museum.
In this episode of Postcards we go shopping in the ancient city of Bukhara in Uzbekistan.
The Chashma Ayub mausoleum was built over a famous, ancient spring in Bukhara
The Lyabi-Hauz complex and its large artificial pond is a popular spot in the heart of Bukhara
The Poi-Kalyan complex has become the iconic image of Bukhara
A ride on a camel and a night in a yurt camp is a popular Uzbek travel experience
Paintings banned by authorities in Soviet times were saved in a secret collection in Karakalpakstan
Uzbekistan is holding its first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the man who ruled the Central Asian country with an iron fist for 27…
As well as having stunning monuments, Khiva is rich in culture and traditions, including puppetry
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The Bibi-Khanym mosque was designed to be the largest of its type in the Muslim world
This is one of numerous places claimed as the final resting place of the biblical prophet Daniel
The Siab Bazaar in Samarkand is one of the largest and oldest markets in Uzbekistan
The home contingent took their fine performance into the third and final day of the Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan.
The home Judokas enjoyed yet another impressive day at the Tashkent Grand Prix adding six medals to the seven their won on the opening day.
The IJF World Judo Tour touched down in Asia this week for the Tashkent Grand Prix.
Samarkand's Shakhi Zinda memorial complex is a stunning collection of ancient tombs