Monday, May 16, 2005

Olesya Ryzhova, Uzbekistan editor of Thinking-East, describes what the events in Andijon look like from Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent (via

I do not have much to say regarding the issue because we have been blocked from accessing foreign websites and TV channels that are broadcasting news from the ground.

I have been trying to access and (as well as dozens of other Russian sources) for three days now from different places and also asked different people about what they thought about the whole thing but they all would say the same - no information can be obtained from either the internet or even cable/satellite TV.

No CNN, no BBC, no Russian TV, etc. It's good that at least some of the English websites are not under attack yet since I've been able to read accounts from and the like.


People outside the country know more than those who are stuck inside. Fucking incredible.

And so similar to 19 years ago - the Chernobyl situation.

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