Entries by André Maaß

Cotton propaganda campaign in local communities

In the Syrdarya region of Uzbekistan, preparations for the forthcoming cotton harvest have begun. In order to draw people’s attention to the cotton-picking season and make people go to the cotton fields, school teachers were required to carry out propaganda work in the local communities to raise the interest in the cotton harvest. For example, […]

Tashkent factory extorts money from its employees for the cotton harvest

The Tashkent oil and fat factory’s (“Тошкент ёғ-мой комбинати”) management collected 200 thousand Soum from each employee for supporting the cotton harvest 2016. As it was reported by several employees of the factory, directors of the company threatened to fire anyone who refused to pay the requested sum. However, the “Tashkent oil and fat factory” […]