Tajikistan

Country Tajikistan
Capital Dushanbe
Continent Asia
Currency Somoni(TJS)
Languages Tajik & Russian

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Introduction

The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia's hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bolshevik control of the area was fiercely contested and not fully reestablished until 1925. Much of present-day Sughd province was transferred from the Uzbek SSR to the newly formed Tajik SSR in 1929. Ethnic Uzbeks form a substantial minority in Sughd province. Tajikistan became independent in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union, and experienced a civil war between regional factions from 1992-97. There have been no major security incidents in recent years, although the country remains the poorest in the former Soviet sphere. Attention by the international community since the beginning of the NATO intervention in Afghanistan has brought increased economic development and security assistance, which could create jobs and strengthen stability in the long term. Tajikistan is in the early stages of seeking World Trade Organization membership and has joined NATO's Partnership for Peace.

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Tajikistan - Wikipedia
Tajikistan - CIA World Fact Book
Tajikistan - BBC
Tajikistan - Timeline - BBC

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Bahamas Links With Tajikistan - Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas Links With Tajikistan
Bahamas Tribune
#ON December 5, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Tajikistan formalised diplomatic relations through the execution of a joint communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations. #The joint communique was signed on behalf of the ...

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Jordan, Tajikistan sign deals to expand cooperation - Jordan Times

Jordan Times

Jordan, Tajikistan sign deals to expand cooperation
Jordan Times
AMMAN His Majesty King Abdullah and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon discussed boosting cooperation and the latest regional and international developments, a Royal Court statement said. After his meeting with the King, the president visited the ...
King, President of Tajikistan hold talks in AmmanPetra News Agency
President of Tajikistan visits Amman MunicipalityMENAFN.COM
Tajik president arrives in Amman on official visit | Jordan News ...Ammon News

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Tajikistan: Popular Comic Jailed in Corruption Case - EurasiaNet

Tajikistan: Popular Comic Jailed in Corruption Case
EurasiaNet
A well-known comic and journalist in Tajikistan has been arrested, weeks after complaining publicly about alleged corruption in his region. Local media reported on December 8 that prosecutors in the Sughd region are charging Khairullo Mirsaidov with ...



Tajikistan: Aluminum Giant Suffers Output Slump - EurasiaNet

Tajikistan: Aluminum Giant Suffers Output Slump
EurasiaNet
Tajik Aluminum Company, by far Tajikistan's largest industrial concern, has said it reduced output by 23 percent over the first 10 months of 2017, compared to the same period last year. The company, better known by its acronym TALCO, said that aluminum ...



Tajikistan Keeps Selling Debt Amid Macroeconomic Wasteland - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Tajikistan Keeps Selling Debt Amid Macroeconomic Wasteland
The Diplomat
The International Monetary Fund concluded an executive visit to Tajikistan in early November, highlighting the macroeconomic and financial weaknesses of the country. The IMF expressed skepticism about the country's prompt recovery from the current ...



China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan - Moneycontrol.com

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China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan
Moneycontrol.com
China will build an aluminium factory worth USD 1.6 billion in ex-Soviet Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's leading smelter said today, in a sign of Beijing's increasing influence over the economy of its resource-poor neighbour. China -- which ...

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Tajikistan's epic Pamir Highway - The Times

The Times

Tajikistan's epic Pamir Highway
The Times
Tajikistan's M41 is a wolf in sheep's clothing. It rolls out of Soviet-chic Dushanbe as meekly as the A40, all smooth tarmac and streetlights. But 100 miles later, as it reaches its mountain home, it casts off the disguise to reveal its true identity ...



Russia Orders Deportation Of Migrant Advocate To Tajikistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Russia Orders Deportation Of Migrant Advocate To Tajikistan
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
A Russian court has ordered the deportation of a prominent advocate for Tajik migrants who says he has never been a citizen of Tajikistan. A lawyer for Karomat Sharipov told journalists that the Lyubertsy city court outside Moscow ruled on November 30 ...



Belarus, Tajikistan trade unions agree on joint cultural, educational events - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus, Tajikistan trade unions agree on joint cultural, educational events
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 6 December (BelTA) The Trade Unions of Belarus and Tajikistan have agreed to hold joint cultural and educational events, BelTA learned from the press service of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus following the visit of the delegation of ...



TAJIKISTAN: "Mistakes", but prisoner of conscience remains jailed - Forum 18

TAJIKISTAN: "Mistakes", but prisoner of conscience remains jailed
Forum 18
On 5 October the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention publicly stated that Tajikistan should release prisoner of conscience Islamov "immediately". The Working Group's Advanced Edited Opinion (A/HRC/WGAD/2017/43) finds that ...