Tennis Becomes Political Game in Uzbekistan Robert Rand reports from Tashkent that tennis has become the national pasttime in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan. The authoritarian president is an avid player himself, but he sees the game as more than just wholesome fun for the country's youth. It's a weapon in the war against fundamentalist Islam.

Tennis Becomes Political Game in Uzbekistan

Tennis Becomes Political Game in Uzbekistan

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Robert Rand reports from Tashkent that tennis has become the national pasttime in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan. The authoritarian president is an avid player himself, but he sees the game as more than just wholesome fun for the country's youth. It's a weapon in the war against fundamentalist Islam.