The raid on the two Russian media outlets in Ukraine coincides with the inauguration of a bridge connecting Russia with Crimea, which the Kremlin illegally annexed in 2014.
The sentiment reflects a global trend of rejecting Kremlin-backed information sources that have proven time and time again to be unreliable.
Anxious Russian television station owners have been attempting to court favour with Uzbekistani audiences in the face of increased domestic competition.
The Kremlin's use of Facebook to influence Uzbekistanis with a malicious propaganda campaign has raised concern among social media users, while Sputnik Uzbekistan's blatant agenda has failed to resonate.
The US embassy is planning a number of events to bring about a new generation of commentators on various matters.
The former head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security is at the centre of a recent Sputnik report that he calls 'a complete lie'.
The now-defunct resources targeted readers in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other Russian-language speakers around the world, Facebook said.
Russian media outlets in Afghanistan and around the world routinely publish inaccurate news and exaggerations in a deliberate attempt to sow confusion -- to the benefit of the Kremlin.
International and local specialists trained Kyrgyz journalists on how to report on extremism, terrorism and intolerance.
Facts on the ground belie Russia's recent claim that its mission to oust the 'Islamic State' in Syria has been accomplished.