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Notes on the Geography of Uzbekistan: Soktare (Sadriddin Aini): Photo 9

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And then this, not only executed in brick but with embedded brick columns directly descended from Bukhara's Samani Mausoleum.  Who owns such a house?  Convoluted answer: the Soviets eliminated the landlords and established a cotton monoculture.  Since independence, the government of Uzbekistan has leased the immense fields to local syndicates.  A condition of the lease is that the land stay in cotton and that the cotton is sold to the government at below-market prices.  That's good for the government, which resells the cotton at a profit, and the lessees must do all right--otherwise, they'd quit.  The victims are the laborers whose salaries must be kept very low.  In a way, things haven't changed so much from the bad old days of landlords. 

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