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June 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
A day of mourning was declared Monday in the Central Asian republic of Kirghizia, where the death toll after a week of ethnic clashes rose to 116, the official Soviet news agency Tass reported. Tass said the situation in the Soviet republic was quieter after a week of bloody clashes between Uzbeks and Kirghiz in a land dispute. "A trend toward the stabilization of the situation in the republic's southern region has become apparent," Tass said, quoting Kirghizia's Interior Ministry.
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September 23, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Georgian strongman Zviad Gamsakhurdia threatened Sunday to send his troops against opponents who seized the republic's television center earlier in the day after clashes that killed at least three and injured dozens, Soviet news agencies reported.
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June 7, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ethnic unrest sparked by a quarrel over 79 acres of land spread throughout the mountain-laced republic of Kirghizia on the Sino-Soviet border, with thousands of youths massing in the capital Wednesday to call for the blood of more Uzbeks. Anatoly A. Lukyanov, chairman of the Supreme Soviet (national legislature), told lawmakers in Moscow that 40 people had been killed as the violence entered its third day.
NEWS
June 15, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rare flare-up of violence inspired by Islamic militancy, hundreds of Soviet Muslims stormed government headquarters in Dagestan as they clamored for the right of all Muslims to undertake the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and receive government subsidies to help pay their way.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1990
The recent fighting between Armenians and Azerbaijanis in the Soviet Caucasus "is not based on religious differences," according to a joint statement issued this week by Los Angeles-area Muslim and Armenian Christian leaders seeking to avert local disharmony. Despite the predominant Muslim faith of Azerbaijanis and Christian faith of Armenians, the crisis is based on a decades-old territorial struggle, political mistakes and injustices, the statement said.
NEWS
February 9, 1990
With tensions, arsenals and armies escalating rapidly and possibly out of control, regional Armenian and Azerbaijani party and government leaders agreed to meet under Soviet supervision to negotiate a way to limit, if not eliminate, the increasing threat of civil war. At one point, nine days after the initial bloodshed in Baku, the official leaders did agree to remove armed groups from their borders, restore damaged communication lines and resume rail traffic.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | Associated Press
New fighting between ethnic Kirghiz and Uzbeks in Soviet Central Asia has increased the death toll to 212, and incidents of "sadistic cruelty" have taken place, state media reported Thursday. The newspaper Rabochaya Tribuna said about 1,200 people have been hospitalized from violence since early June.
NEWS
January 17, 1990
1. Parliament in Baltic republic of Lithuania voted late last year to end the Communist Party's monopoly on political power. In December, the republic's Communist Party voted to break with the national party. Lithuania's Parliament also adopted a law allowing for referendum on independence. During historic visit to Lithuania last week, Soviet President Mikhail S.
SPORTS
May 4, 1990
Soviet soccer fans, angry about a game cancellation, rampaged through the town of Andizhan, Uzbekistan, about 2,500 miles southeast of Moscow, damaging more than 100 buildings including the Communist Party headquarters, Tass reported Thursday. The disturbance began when the club Pakhtakor Tashkent defaulted a game with the local team, Spartak. "Mobs of angry fans, many of them intoxicated, trooped into the streets, burning down or vandalizing 127 buildings," Tass said.
NEWS
June 21, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
New clashes were reported Monday between Armenians and Azerbaijanis in the troubled southern Soviet republic of Armenia, despite government efforts to calm the ethnic tensions there. The government said that 16 people, half of them Armenians and half Azerbaijanis, were seriously injured in weekend fighting in Masis, a town of 10,000 people just southwest of Yerevan, the Armenian capital. The fighting started when gangs of Armenian youths allegedly attacked local Azerbaijani residents.
NEWS
December 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four Soviet police officers were killed by Armenian militants in the southern republic of Azerbaijan, and five soldiers were stoned and beaten to death by a mob in Central Asia, the official Tass news agency reported. Altogether, 12 people, including civilians, died and dozens suffered injuries in the two clashes, Tass said. The Central Asian clash took place in the Uzbek city of Namangan, a hotbed of Muslim militancy.
NEWS
August 26, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Siberians angered by shortages of liquor and cigarettes smashed cars and shop windows, tossed firebombs and tried to storm police headquarters in the country's most violent disturbance triggered by the disintegrating Soviet economy. More than 100 people were detained and dozens were injured in three days of riots ending early Saturday that shook Chelyabinsk, a large industrial city 1,200 miles east of Moscow.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | Associated Press
New fighting between ethnic Kirghiz and Uzbeks in Soviet Central Asia has increased the death toll to 212, and incidents of "sadistic cruelty" have taken place, state media reported Thursday. The newspaper Rabochaya Tribuna said about 1,200 people have been hospitalized from violence since early June.
NEWS
July 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
Ethnic rioters burned buildings and attacked a police officer in the Central Asian republic of Kirghizia overnight, leaving four people dead, the Tass news agency said Wednesday. The latest violence between ethnic Kirghiz and Uzbeks--both Sunni Muslim groups--brought the death toll to 204 since fighting began June 4, the official news agency said.
NEWS
June 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
A day of mourning was declared Monday in the Central Asian republic of Kirghizia, where the death toll after a week of ethnic clashes rose to 116, the official Soviet news agency Tass reported. Tass said the situation in the Soviet republic was quieter after a week of bloody clashes between Uzbeks and Kirghiz in a land dispute. "A trend toward the stabilization of the situation in the republic's southern region has become apparent," Tass said, quoting Kirghizia's Interior Ministry.
NEWS
June 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The death toll from ethnic fighting has risen to more than 100 people in Soviet Central Asia, officials said, in what is becoming one of the worst outbreaks of violence there in the last two years. A spokesman at the military headquarters at Osh in the republic of Kirghizia, where the conflict between Kirghiz and Uzbeks broke out Monday, said Saturday that 107 people had died and 436 had been injured.
NEWS
December 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Kremlin officials beefed up security at airports and power plants in the republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Saturday and scrambled to aid an estimated 150,000 refugees who have fled their homes in fear of ethnic violence, Soviet media reported. The Moscow leadership also ripped into the Communist Party and government leaders of the rival republics for failing to halt the wave of communal rioting that has killed at least 28 people.
NEWS
December 7, 1988 | From Reuters
Three more people have been killed and more than 40 injured in ethnic violence in the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, reports from the republic's capital of Baku said Tuesday. The reports, broadcast by Radio Baku, said the mainly young demonstrators confronted troops, overturned cars and looted shops and private homes. Earlier Tuesday, Soviet President Mikhail S.
NEWS
June 9, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With 78 people now dead in ethnic rioting in Soviet Central Asia, the republican government in Uzbekistan on Friday declared a state of emergency along its border with Kirghizia and called for troops from the Kremlin to end the continuing clashes. President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, appealing to the central government to intervene, warned that tensions are high and still rising and that a serious conflict could erupt between his republic and Kirghizia.
NEWS
June 7, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ethnic unrest sparked by a quarrel over 79 acres of land spread throughout the mountain-laced republic of Kirghizia on the Sino-Soviet border, with thousands of youths massing in the capital Wednesday to call for the blood of more Uzbeks. Anatoly A. Lukyanov, chairman of the Supreme Soviet (national legislature), told lawmakers in Moscow that 40 people had been killed as the violence entered its third day.
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