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
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Tajikistan's coronavirus cases increase - New EuropeTajikistan's coronavirus cases increase  New Europe

Tajikistan Weekly Market Situation Update Week of 29 June - 01 July 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTajikistan Weekly Market Situation Update Week of 29 June - 01 July 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Tajikistan to evacuate its residents from Kazakhstan amid COVID-19 pandemic - Trend News AgencyTajikistan to evacuate its residents from Kazakhstan amid COVID-19 pandemic  Trend News Agency

WHO coordinates large-scale response operation in Tajikistan - World Health OrganizationWHO coordinates large-scale response operation in Tajikistan  World Health Organization

COVID-19: WHO coordinates large-scale response operation in Tajikistan - World Health OrganizationCOVID-19: WHO coordinates large-scale response operation in Tajikistan  World Health Organization

Tajikistan’s fears, hopes on intra-Afghan peace - Asia TimesTajikistan’s fears, hopes on intra-Afghan peace  Asia Times

Tajikistan intensifies and broadens war on journalists - EurasianetTajikistan intensifies and broadens war on journalists  Eurasianet

Expert networks scale up COVID-19 testing, tracing and treating in Tajikistan - World Health OrganizationExpert networks scale up COVID-19 testing, tracing and treating in Tajikistan  World Health Organization

Tajikistan: People power forces rare climbdown in Pamirs - EurasianetTajikistan: People power forces rare climbdown in Pamirs  Eurasianet

Tajikistan's Most Fearless Lawyer Remains Behind Bars - The DiplomatTajikistan's Most Fearless Lawyer Remains Behind Bars  The Diplomat

Tajikistan parliament approves amendments imposing fines, detentions for ‘false news’ amid COVID-19 pandemic - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineTajikistan parliament approves amendments imposing fines, detentions for ‘false news’ amid COVID-19 pandemic  CPJ Press Freedom Online

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #12, 24 June 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #12, 24 June 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

World Bank critical of Tajikistan's telecom sector - GlobeNewswireWorld Bank critical of Tajikistan's telecom sector  GlobeNewswire

Russia contributes more than US$21 million to support Tajikistan's school feeding programme - Tajikistan - ReliefWebRussia contributes more than US$21 million to support Tajikistan's school feeding programme - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

WFP Tajikistan Country Brief, May 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebWFP Tajikistan Country Brief, May 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

The mystery of Tajikistan's “win” on COVID-19 - EurasianetThe mystery of Tajikistan's “win” on COVID-19  Eurasianet

Tajikistan Weekly Market Situation Update Week of 22– 26 June 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTajikistan Weekly Market Situation Update Week of 22– 26 June 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Second phase of the Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan - Modern DiplomacySecond phase of the Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan  Modern Diplomacy

Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude hits Tajikistan - Times of IndiaEarthquake of 6.8 magnitude hits Tajikistan  Times of India

Tajikistan Seen From Orbit - Space RefTajikistan Seen From Orbit  Space Ref

TIKA Continues to Support Tajikistan's Fight against the COVID19 Outbreak - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTIKA Continues to Support Tajikistan's Fight against the COVID19 Outbreak - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #11, 15 June 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #11, 15 June 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Tajikistan: COVID-19 outbreak offers cover for fresh assault on free press - EurasianetTajikistan: COVID-19 outbreak offers cover for fresh assault on free press  Eurasianet

China, Tajikistan to enhance post-pandemic cooperation - CGTNChina, Tajikistan to enhance post-pandemic cooperation  CGTN

Tajikistan's Official Coronavirus Stats Don't Reflect Reality, RFE/RL Investigation Finds - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTajikistan's Official Coronavirus Stats Don't Reflect Reality, RFE/RL Investigation Finds  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Xi calls for joint efforts with Tajikistan to implement key Belt and Road projects - SHINEXi calls for joint efforts with Tajikistan to implement key Belt and Road projects  SHINE

Tajikistan COVID-19 and Food Security – Monthly Update, June 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTajikistan COVID-19 and Food Security – Monthly Update, June 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

MegaFon opens Russia to Tajikistan remittances - Mobile World LiveMegaFon opens Russia to Tajikistan remittances  Mobile World Live

Tajikistan to receive $9.2 million for support of small-scale farmers and pastoralists - AKIpressTajikistan to receive $9.2 million for support of small-scale farmers and pastoralists  AKIpress

Tajikistan starts easing COVID-19 restrictions - ReutersTajikistan starts easing COVID-19 restrictions  Reuters

Russian tankers and Orlan-10 UAV conduct exercise in Tajikistan - Army TechnologyRussian tankers and Orlan-10 UAV conduct exercise in Tajikistan  Army Technology

M5.5 earthquake jolts Tajikistan - CGTNM5.5 earthquake jolts Tajikistan  CGTN

World Bank approves additional funds for Nurek refurb - International Water Power and Dam ConstructionWorld Bank approves additional funds for Nurek refurb  International Water Power and Dam Construction

Tajikistan: World Bank Emergency Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (June 12, 2020) - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTajikistan: World Bank Emergency Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (June 12, 2020) - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Belarus' agricultural export to Tajikistan up by 62.8% in January-April - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus' agricultural export to Tajikistan up by 62.8% in January-April  Belarus News (BelTA)

China shares borders with 14 countries, has territorial dispute with all - OneindiaChina shares borders with 14 countries, has territorial dispute with all  Oneindia

Uighurs Push for International Criminal Court Case Accusing China of Genocide - The New York TimesUighurs Push for International Criminal Court Case Accusing China of Genocide  The New York Times

Exiled Uighurs approach International Criminal Court seeking justice against China - The New Indian ExpressExiled Uighurs approach International Criminal Court seeking justice against China  The New Indian Express

Chinese business briefing: Getting back on track - EurasianetChinese business briefing: Getting back on track  Eurasianet

Between a Republic and an Emirate — The future of Afghanistan: Perspectives from Central Asia and Iran - Observer Research FoundationBetween a Republic and an Emirate — The future of Afghanistan: Perspectives from Central Asia and Iran  Observer Research Foundation

Turkmenistan (Finally) Allowing the WHO In – The Diplomat - The DiplomatTurkmenistan (Finally) Allowing the WHO In – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Earthquake in Tajikistan: Quake of Magnitude 4.0 on the Richter Scale Hits 304 km Southeast of Dushanbe - LatestLYEarthquake in Tajikistan: Quake of Magnitude 4.0 on the Richter Scale Hits 304 km Southeast of Dushanbe  LatestLY

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Road-Rail Connection Launched Amid Violent Border Clashes - The Jamestown FoundationChina-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Road-Rail Connection Launched Amid Violent Border Clashes  The Jamestown Foundation

A greater adventure: Pandemic traps long-term travelers on an even rougher road - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostA greater adventure: Pandemic traps long-term travelers on an even rougher road - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Indian Football Team Defender Narender Gahlot Says Sunil Chhetri Is An 'Inspiration' But He Tries To Emulate Sandesh Jhingan - Outlook IndiaIndian Football Team Defender Narender Gahlot Says Sunil Chhetri Is An 'Inspiration' But He Tries To Emulate Sandesh Jhingan  Outlook India

WHO/Europe COVID-19 mission arrives in Tajikistan: International experts to support country's response to the pandemic - World Health OrganizationWHO/Europe COVID-19 mission arrives in Tajikistan: International experts to support country's response to the pandemic  World Health Organization

A New Human Rights Agenda for Tajikistan - Human Rights WatchA New Human Rights Agenda for Tajikistan  Human Rights Watch

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 2, 10 April 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 2, 10 April 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia - ANI News6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia  ANI News

'We risk losing it all': voices from the world's poorest countries on the pandemic - Financial Times'We risk losing it all': voices from the world's poorest countries on the pandemic  Financial Times

First President Nazarbayev Celebrates His 80th birthday - Astana TimesFirst President Nazarbayev Celebrates His 80th birthday  Astana Times

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 7, 18 May 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 7, 18 May 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Zero to 15: Tajikistan Finally Confirms First Cases of COVID-19 - The DiplomatZero to 15: Tajikistan Finally Confirms First Cases of COVID-19  The Diplomat

Tajikistan bans independent Akhbor news website - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineTajikistan bans independent Akhbor news website  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Press freedom in Tajikistan: From bad to worse - Deutsche WellePress freedom in Tajikistan: From bad to worse  Deutsche Welle

WHO/Europe COVID-19 mission on route to Tajikistan at Government's request - World Health OrganizationWHO/Europe COVID-19 mission on route to Tajikistan at Government's request  World Health Organization

Republic of Tajikistan : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Tajikistan - International Monetary FundRepublic of Tajikistan : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Tajikistan  International Monetary Fund

How to Talk About Feminism in Tajikistan - The DiplomatHow to Talk About Feminism in Tajikistan  The Diplomat

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 1, 3 April 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 1, 3 April 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Chinese experts end mission to help fight against COVID-19 in Tajikistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese experts end mission to help fight against COVID-19 in Tajikistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Tajikistan Blocks Entry of Citizens From 35 Countries Over Coronavirus Fears - The DiplomatTajikistan Blocks Entry of Citizens From 35 Countries Over Coronavirus Fears  The Diplomat

Pandemic participation: adolescent volunteers in Tajikistan fight back against COVID-19 - UNICEFPandemic participation: adolescent volunteers in Tajikistan fight back against COVID-19  UNICEF

Many dead in Tajikistan 'firefight with IS' - BBC NewsMany dead in Tajikistan 'firefight with IS'  BBC News

Executive Board Approves a US$189.5 Million RCF Disbursement to Tajikistan to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundExecutive Board Approves a US$189.5 Million RCF Disbursement to Tajikistan to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 8, 25 May 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 8, 25 May 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Tajikistan: Journalist Held on Baseless Charges - Human Rights WatchTajikistan: Journalist Held on Baseless Charges  Human Rights Watch

China’s Ladakh gameplan |India Today Insight - India TodayChina’s Ladakh gameplan |India Today Insight  India Today

WFP Tajikistan Country Brief, April 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebWFP Tajikistan Country Brief, April 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Engage in Joint Military Exercises - The DiplomatUzbekistan and Tajikistan Engage in Joint Military Exercises  The Diplomat

Are There Really No COVID-19 Cases in Tajikistan? - The DiplomatAre There Really No COVID-19 Cases in Tajikistan?  The Diplomat

Covid-19: India provides aid to strategic partner Tajikistan - WIONCovid-19: India provides aid to strategic partner Tajikistan  WION

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 5, 4 May 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 5, 4 May 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Tajikistan: The mysterious deaths raising suspicion - EurasianetTajikistan: The mysterious deaths raising suspicion  Eurasianet

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 6, 11 May 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report # 6, 11 May 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Tajikistan: Court says news website serves as platform for terrorists - EurasianetTajikistan: Court says news website serves as platform for terrorists  Eurasianet

Tajikistan Implements the International Monetary Fund's Enhanced General Data Dissemination System - International Monetary FundTajikistan Implements the International Monetary Fund's Enhanced General Data Dissemination System  International Monetary Fund

Migrant Stranded In Tajikistan Missed The Birth Of His Son. And Then Watched His Wife's Funeral On Video. - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMigrant Stranded In Tajikistan Missed The Birth Of His Son. And Then Watched His Wife's Funeral On Video.  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

WHO role in Tajikistan's coronavirus-free narrative under scrutiny - EurasianetWHO role in Tajikistan's coronavirus-free narrative under scrutiny  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan provides humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan - EURACTIVKazakhstan provides humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan  EURACTIV

Tajikistan finally confronts virus as Central Asian economies reel - Nikkei Asian ReviewTajikistan finally confronts virus as Central Asian economies reel  Nikkei Asian Review

Tajikistan Ban on Website ‘Direct Attack on Press Freedom,' Editor Says - Voice of AmericaTajikistan Ban on Website ‘Direct Attack on Press Freedom,' Editor Says  Voice of America

OUTLOOK 2020 Tajikistan - bne IntelliNewsOUTLOOK 2020 Tajikistan  bne IntelliNews

Tajikistan: Feast in the time of coronavirus - EurasianetTajikistan: Feast in the time of coronavirus  Eurasianet

OSCE assists the Government of Tajikistan with disinfectant and medical equipment - Tajikistan - ReliefWebOSCE assists the Government of Tajikistan with disinfectant and medical equipment - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

GIEWS Country Brief: Tajikistan 07-May-2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Tajikistan 07-May-2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

The Race to Secure Tajikistan's Afghan Border - Stratfor WorldviewThe Race to Secure Tajikistan's Afghan Border  Stratfor Worldview

Tajik President Replaces Health Minister – The Diplomat - The DiplomatTajik President Replaces Health Minister – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Coronavirus outlier Tajikistan suspends domestic football - Hindustan TimesCoronavirus outlier Tajikistan suspends domestic football  Hindustan Times

No Shortage Of Students As Tajikistan Builds New Russian Schools - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyNo Shortage Of Students As Tajikistan Builds New Russian Schools  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan: Arrests spark fresh unrest in Pamirs - EurasianetTajikistan: Arrests spark fresh unrest in Pamirs  Eurasianet

World Bank Helps Tajikistan Inform Public on COVID-19 Risks - Tajikistan - ReliefWebWorld Bank Helps Tajikistan Inform Public on COVID-19 Risks - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

The Fall of Tajikistan's Opposition – The Diplomat - The DiplomatThe Fall of Tajikistan's Opposition – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #9, 1 June 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #9, 1 June 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

It's Time for Tajikistan to Become a Startup Nation - The DiplomatIt's Time for Tajikistan to Become a Startup Nation  The Diplomat

How Central Asia Copes with COVID-19 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebHow Central Asia Copes with COVID-19 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Tajikistan: Reporter for independent newspaper assaulted - EurasianetTajikistan: Reporter for independent newspaper assaulted  Eurasianet

Tajikistan holds journalist on extremism charges - The GuardianTajikistan holds journalist on extremism charges  The Guardian

Another Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border - The DiplomatAnother Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border  The Diplomat

Parliamentary elections in Tajikistan: UK statement - GOV.UK - GOV.UKParliamentary elections in Tajikistan: UK statement - GOV.UK  GOV.UK

Discussing Violence and Terrorism in Tajikistan – The Diplomat - The DiplomatDiscussing Violence and Terrorism in Tajikistan – The Diplomat  The Diplomat