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January 18, 1992 | From Associated Press
Thousands of students enraged by soaring prices and empty bread shops smashed windows, overturned cars and battled police in a Central Asian city, authorities said Friday. Two students were reportedly killed, and several were wounded. The riots in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, represented the worst violence connected with the new reforms launched in former Soviet republics. Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin freed prices on Jan. 2 to spur production and plant the seeds of a market economy.
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January 18, 1992 | From Associated Press
Thousands of students enraged by soaring prices and empty bread shops smashed windows, overturned cars and battled police in a Central Asian city, authorities said Friday. Two students were reportedly killed, and several were wounded. The riots in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, represented the worst violence connected with the new reforms launched in former Soviet republics. Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin freed prices on Jan. 2 to spur production and plant the seeds of a market economy.
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July 1, 1989 | From Reuters
A parliamentary commission is being sent to Soviet Georgia, apparently to look into the resettlement there of thousands of Meskhetian Turks who were deported more than four decades ago by dictator Josef Stalin. The government daily Izvestia reported Friday that the commission, set up to investigate riots in Uzbekistan earlier this month in which about 100 Meskhetians were killed, would be leaving for the Transcaucasian republic in a few days.
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June 19, 1992 | PAUL CIOTTI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Picture a Russian Jewish immigrant in New York City at the turn of the century, wrapped in a black shawl, living in a six-story walk-up redolent of steamed cabbage and boiled beef, stringing clothes out the window, looking down on side walks teeming with rag peddlers, fishmongers and the daily chaos of the street.
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