Kyrgyzstan: Uzbeks Shedding Ethnic Identity

A Kyrgyz border guard checks passports at a roadblock near Osh in southwestern Kyrgyzstan shortly after the deadly ethnic violence in June 2010. In the first three years after the 2010 clashes, the number of 16-year-olds taking “Uzbek” as their ethnicity upon applying for a first passport fell steadily. (Photo: David Trilling)

It has been over four years since ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan’s southern provinces caused widespread death and destruction, and the wounds are still raw.

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Kyrgyzstan: Uzbeks Shedding Ethnic Identity

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