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2021

Uzbek Cultural Garden at One World Day

Cleveland's Uzbek community was well-represented at the 75th One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on August 29, 2021. They marched in the Parade of Flags and hosted visitors in their in-progress Uzbek Cultural Garden.

Uzbek community in Parade of Flags at One World Day 2021

Uzbek community in Parade of Flags at One World Day 2021

Uzbek community in at One World Day 2021

Uzbek community in their Garden on One World Day 2021


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Fun with Maps - Afghanistan and other "-Stan" Countries

We have always planned on doing a Fun with Maps episode on one or more of the "Stan" countries. Just not yet. Unfortunately, the news has made me change the schedule and focus on the map of a very troubled place - Afghanistan.

This episode looks at the group of seven countries known as the "Stan" countries (including Uzbekistan) in the heart of Central and South Asia. Then we drill down more into the map of Afghanistan, its capital Kabul and more.



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2019

Uzbek community at One World Day

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation hosted the 74th annual One World Day on August 25, 2019. Police estimates say that over 30,000 people visited the Gardens and attended One World Day. Though the Uzbek community does not yet have a Cultural Garden, the culture was well represented.

Uzbek Garden marching on One World Day

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A highlight of One World Day is the Parade of Flags where people in costumes of their heritage carry the flags. This year was undoubtedly the largest and most colorful in memory.

Uzbek community represented in the Parade of Flags


Video and pictures from the Parade of Flags at 2019 One World Day


2018

Uzbek Community at One World Day 2018

The Cleveland Uzbek community was represented at the 73rd annual One World Day on the site of the new Russian Cultural Garden. Members of the community marched in the annual Parade of Flags and later members of the Uzbek community shared their culture with thousands of visitors on One World Day.

Uzbek Community at One World Day 2018

Uzbek Community at One World Day 2018

Uzbekistan in the Parade of Flags at 2018 One World Day

Uzbekistan in the Parade of Flags


Uzbekistan in the Parade of Flags at 2018 One World Day


Uzbekistan in the Parade of Flags at 2018 One World Day


Uzbekistan in the Parade of Flags at 2018 One World Day


Uzbekistan in the Parade of Flags at 2018 One World Day


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Uzbek flag explained at One World Day

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are a chain of ethnic gardens, unique in the world, which feature the heritage of the diverse population that makes up Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Though they do not yet have a Cultural garden the Uzbek community attended the 73rd annual One World Day in the Gardens. Jak Saidov and his colleague explained the Uzbekistan Flag and told of the country and community.




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Uzbek History and Culture


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Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Bolshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land degraded and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry.

Independent since 1991 upon the dissolution of the USSR, the country has reduced its dependence on the cotton monoculture by diversifying agricultural production while developing its mineral and petroleum export capacity and increasing its manufacturing base. Uzbekistan's first president, Islom Karimov, led Uzbekistan for 25 years until his death in September 2016. The political transition to his successor, then-Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev was peaceful, but sidelined the constitutional process where the chairman of the Senate would have served as the acting president.

Mirziyoyev, who won the presidential election in December 2016, has improved relations with Uzbekistan's neighbors and introduced wide-ranging economic and judicial reforms.

(facts courtesy of CIA World Fact Book)


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