Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Uzbekistan is the only country in Central Asia surrounded only by other landlocked countries and one of only two such countries worldwide. On August 31, 1991, Uzbekistan declared independence and officially stopped being a part of Soviet Union, proclaiming September 1 as the National Independence Day.
Talking about economics, it's important to mention the gold deposits (has the fourth larges in the world). The country mines 80 tons of gold annually, making it seventh in the world. On the other hand, the policy of gradual, strictly controlled transition to the market economy has nevertheless produced beneficial results in the form of economic recovery after 1995. Uzbekistan's domestic policies on human rights and individual freedoms have been criticized by some international organizations, but I'd rather not talk about political issues on my blog... 

The building that you can see on the card is mardash of Mukhammed Aminkhan built in the 19th century, although I'd say it is much much older. But, to be honest, I don't know much about Asian architecture, so my assumptions can't consider as relevant ;) Thanks go to Alena this time!

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