Kyrgyzstan, a small country in Central Asia, shares a complex border with its neighbor Uzbekistan. While these borders were created during the Soviet era, and were drawn by leaders in Moscow, in the post-Soviet years new problems have arisen from the complex borders. A number of different ethnic groups are spread amongst the five Uzbek exclaves and two Tajik exclaves that are located adjacent to Kyrgyz territory. This difficult set of national borders also complicates sharing the water that flows thru the Ferghana Valley.
"The Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Border: A Legacy of Soviet Imperialism,"
Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship: Vol. 4:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/jogc/vol4/iss1/4