Uzbeks are an interesting people. They are basically Iranic peoples who became Turkified. Timurids wrecked their area, but he is loved?? The Iranic peoples of Uzbekistan were part of Bactria, which was a Hellenized kingdom after Iskandar.
Tamerlaine’s statue is in Samarkand near his tomb (read how Stalin profaining T’s remains in 1941 nearly cost him the war). T’s image is on their coins & the 500 soum note (near to a US dollar in value). The girls there told me that in Uzbekistan the national heroes are either poets or conquerors.