George Soros: The philanthropist said that Donald Trump “stands for that other form of government, which is the opposite of an open society. It’s really better described as a dictatorship or a mafia state.” Photograph: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

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The  Nukus museum, Uzbekistan is one of the most remote galleries in the world and houses   the largest body of Russian avant garde paintings outside Saint Petersburg’s Russian museum. Photograph: Chip HIRES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Uzbekistan has fired the long-standing director of its renowned museum in Nukus, raising fears about the safety of a vast treasure trove of art housed(...)