About Uzbekistan

EURONEWS broadcasts a TV Program about Uzbekistan
10 September 2021
EURONEWS broadcasts a TV Program about Uzbekistan

The leading TV Channel EURONEWS broadcasted a special report about Uzbekistan on the informational and analytical program Focus.

The report was dedicated to briefing the audience on the support of start-up projects in Uzbekistan by the government, the development of small business and IT technologies, and the liberalization of the economy of Uzbekistan. The journalists informed the audience of the Focus TV Program about the dynamic progress taking place in Uzbekistan, major reforms being implemented in all fields, including the tourism sector of Uzbekistan, as well as the big celebrations organized in all regions of the country dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Independence Day of Uzbekistan.

The 30th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s Independence was also spoken on such famous TV Channels as CNN, MIR, Russia-24, BBC Uzbek and others.

The Fcus report specifically highlighted the period of the last 5 years in Uzbekistan, mentioning the major reforms and economic growth, as well as the enhancement of the entrepreneur's sector in the country.

Uzbekistan was mentioned to have been recognized as one of the fastest-growing in the economy according to the global ranking of Doing Business-2021. It was also informed that the new generation of entrepreneurs in the country are inspired by the positive changes and enhancement of private businesses, thus successfully implementing their start-up projects and innovational ideas into life with foreign investments attracted at the same time.

The sector of tourism of Uzbekistan could also be mentioned with special attention in this regard for the improvements and major projects being implemented in the sector to attract more visitors willing to travel to Uzbekistan.

One of such measures could be pointed as easing the process of getting a visa for many countries, applying a visa-free regime in Uzbekistan for 86 states until today, whose citizens are able to cross the border for periods between 30 and 90 days, depending on the nationality. Also, citizens of 77 countries had the opportunity to come to Uzbekistan by obtaining an electronic visa.

In order to provide more affordable rates to visit Uzbekistan, the country has been holding negotiations on cooperation with new international airline companies are being held today, including low-cost airlines companies such as Pegasus, SkyUp Airlines, Fly Arystan, FlyNas, Windrose Airlines and others.

As the COVID-19 Pandemic entered our doorsteps unexpectedly, like the rest of the world tourism community, Uzbekistan also started taking necessary measures by being both creative and efficient in providing health and safety measures for travelers during this fragile period. One of such projects includes introducing “Uzbekistan. Safe Travel GUARANTEED” international certification program to ensure tourists remain safe during their visit to historical and cultural sites of Uzbekistan. Unlike some other destinations, Uzbekistan chose to stay flexible in approach to the visitors' PCR test requirements upon arrival at the airport / medical centers in addition to the one made 72 hours prior to the flight by canceling them, unless such a necessity occurs.

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Did you know?

Uzbekistan is one of only two countries in the world to be ‘double landlocked’ (landlocked and totally surrounded by other landlocked countries). Liechtenstein is double landlocked by 2 countries whilst Uzbekistan is surrounded by 5!

Did you know that Uzbekistan lies in the very heart of Eurasia, the coordinates for Uzbekistan are 41.0000° N, 69.0000°

Uzbekistan is home to the Muruntan gold mine, one of the largest open pit gold mines in the world! The country has 4th largest reserves of gold in the world after South Africa, USA and Russia

Uzbekistan is the world capital of melons. They have in excess of 150 different varieties, which form a staple part of the local diet, served fresh in the summer and eaten dried through the winter.

It is Uzbek tradition that the most respected guest be seated farthest from the house’s entrance.

Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal. It has been called one of the most beautiful train stations in the world.

The Uzbek master chef is able to cook in just one caldron enough plov to serve a thousand men.

When you are a host to someone, it is your duty to fill their cups with for the whole time they are with you.  What you must not do, however, is to fill their cup more than half-full.  If you do that as a mistake, say it is a mistake immediately.  Doing it means you want them to leave.  Wow!  Amazing, right?

To Uzbeks, respect means a whole lot.  For this reason they love it if, even as foreigners, you endeavour to add the respectful suffix opa after a woman's name; and aka after a man's.  Example: Linda-opa and David-aka.  You could also use hon and jon respectively.

Having been an historic crossroads for centuries as part of various ancient empires, Uzbekistan’s food is very eclectic. It has its roots in Iranian, Arab, Indian, Russian and Chinese cuisine.

Though identified with the Persia, the Zoroastrism probably originated in Bactria or Sogdiana. Many distinguished scholars share an opinion that Zoroastrianism had originated in the ancient Khorezm. Indeed, today in the world there were found 63 Zoroastrian monuments, including those in Iran, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thirty-eight of them are in Uzbekistan, whereas 17 of these monuments are located in Khorezm.

One of Islam's most sacred relics - the world's oldest Koran that was compiled in Medina by Othman, the third caliph or Muslim leader, is kept in Tashkent. It was completed in the year 651, only 19 years after Muhammad's death. 

Tashkent is the only megapolis in the world where public transport is totally comprised of Mercedes buses. And due to low urban air polution it is one of the few cities where one can still see the stars in the sky.

You would be surprised to know that modern TV was born in Tashkent. No joke! The picture of moving objects was transmitted by radio first time in the world in Tashkent on 26 of July 1928 by inventors B.P. Grabovsky and I.F. Belansky.

Uzbekistan is the only country in the world all of whose neighbours have their names ending in STAN. This is also the only country in Central Asia that borders all of the countries of this region

Uzbeks are the third populous Turkik ethnicity in the world after Turks and Azeris (leaving both in Azerbaijan and Iran)

Did you know that there was silk money in Khiva? Super interesting right? Of course, but the best part of having silk money was that it could be sewn into your clothing.

Famous Islamic physician Ibn Sina (Avicenna in the Latin world) who was born near Bukhara was the one of the first people to advocate using women’s hair as suture material – about 1400 years ago.

Uzbekistan has a long and bloody history. The most notorious leader of Uzbekistan was Timur (or Tamerlane) who claimed descent from Genghis Khan. His military campaigns have been credited for wiping out some 5% of the world’s population at the time.

If you have thought that some of the Islamic architecture in Uzbekistan resembles that from Northern India, then that is because Timur’s great great great Grandson, Babur Beg, was the founder of the Moghul Empire that ruled much of India for almost four centuries! Babur’s great great Grandson was Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal.

Uzbekistan was once a rum producig country. There is still a real arboretum in Denau (city near Termez on the border with Afghanistan), grown from a selection station that studied the prospects of plant growing in the unusual for the Soviet Union subtropical climate of Surkhandarya region: only here in the whole of the USSR sugar cane was grown and even rum was produced!

Uzbekistan has been ranked one of the safest countries in the world, according to a new global poll. The annual Gallup Global Law and Order asked if people felt safe walking at night and whether they had been victims of crime. The survey placed Uzbekistan 5th out of 135 countries, while the UK was 21st and the US 35th. Top five safest countries:

  • Singapore
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Uzbekistan
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