A power blackout hit cities in three Central Asian countries, leaving millions without electricity for several hours on January 25, 2022. Areas of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan were affected when a shared power line was disconnected. The power cut resulted in traffic jams, flight delays, and other public transport issues across the former Soviet countries. The power grids of the three countries are connected to Russia’s network through a Soviet-built power line that runs through Kazakhstan. It allows them to get power from Russia’s grid when there are sudden shortages. Outages were reported in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, and several cities in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Many people lost access to tap water, heating, gasoline, and the internet, based on a report by a news agency. Hospitals had to rely on generators to keep important equipment working, and some underground trains stopped working in tunnels. Moreover, skiers were left on a cable car at Amirsoy, Uzbekistan’s largest ski resort.