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Father Frost gets cold shoulder in Uzbekistan

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ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Taking a leaf out of a Dr. Seuss story, the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan is reportedly stealing Christmas by keeping the local version of Santa Claus off the airwaves. Independent news website UzMetronom reported Monday that President Islam Karimov's authoritarian government imposed the informal ban on Father Frost and his snow maiden sidekick. The characters...

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