Day 12

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Uzbekistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Uzbek embassy in Moscow released a statement saying there would be serious repercussions for any Uzbek citizen living in Russia who joins Russia’s war in Ukraine. This came after reports of military units being formed who are not officially Russian army but volunteers from various ethnic groups. Praise God for this stand that Uzbekistan has taken. Pray that there will be investigation and follow through. Pray that Uzbekistan will have wisdom to know how to stand against Russian aggression in Ukraine and be protected from Russian reprisals. Pray for a new beginning in this region of the world (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18).

Source: Uzbekistan Warns Its Citizens Of Repercussions If They Join Russian Military In War-Torn Ukraine (Radio Free Europe)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The gateway from Asia to Europe, Uzbekistan is Central Asia’s most populous country. The lucrative drug trade flows through this gateway, yet the country remains impoverished. Every autumn, the government requires over one million adults and children to pick cotton, ranking Uzbekistan second on the list for global modern-day slavery. Since the new government came to power in 2016, there has been an increasing commitment to reforms and improved relationships with other nations in the region.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Ulugbek Rozukulov
POPULATION
29,200,000
CHRISTIANS
2.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
21
REFUGEES
86,828
LIFE EXPECTANCY
73.55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
17%