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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China's Gambit in Tajikistan: Partner or Overlord? - War on the RocksChina's Gambit in Tajikistan: Partner or Overlord?  War on the Rocks

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

IMF Staff Completes Virtual Visit to Tajikistan - International Monetary FundIMF Staff Completes Virtual Visit to Tajikistan  International Monetary Fund

Afghanistan, Tajikistan agree to enhance ties - Anadolu AgencyAfghanistan, Tajikistan agree to enhance ties  Anadolu Agency

Muhiddin Kabiri Speaks Online, Tajikistan's Internet Shuts Down - The DiplomatMuhiddin Kabiri Speaks Online, Tajikistan's Internet Shuts Down  The Diplomat

ADB Plans $323 Million in Grants for Tajikistan in 2021-2023 - The DiplomatADB Plans $323 Million in Grants for Tajikistan in 2021-2023  The Diplomat

Tajikistan Marks Independence Day Without Public Events - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTajikistan Marks Independence Day Without Public Events  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Interview with Tajikistan's would-be youthful change candidate - EurasianetInterview with Tajikistan's would-be youthful change candidate  Eurasianet

China may want more bases in Tajikistan, Pentagon says - EurasianetChina may want more bases in Tajikistan, Pentagon says  Eurasianet

Rajnath Singh discusses defence ties with counterparts from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan - Economic TimesRajnath Singh discusses defence ties with counterparts from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan  Economic Times

Tajikistan Weekly Market Situation Update, #24 Week of 31 August 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTajikistan Weekly Market Situation Update, #24 Week of 31 August 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Brother Of Organizer Of 2018 Foreign Cyclists' Killings In Tajikistan Gets Additional 20 Years - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyBrother Of Organizer Of 2018 Foreign Cyclists' Killings In Tajikistan Gets Additional 20 Years  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan: 30-year-old unknown makes presidential run to fight police abuse - EurasianetTajikistan: 30-year-old unknown makes presidential run to fight police abuse  Eurasianet

Turkmenistan to help Afghanistan complete railway to Tajikistan border - Trend News AgencyTurkmenistan to help Afghanistan complete railway to Tajikistan border  Trend News Agency

CIS observation mission begins monitoring presidential campaign in Tajikistan - Belarus News (BelTA)CIS observation mission begins monitoring presidential campaign in Tajikistan  Belarus News (BelTA)

Tajikistan: President Rahmon confirms new run for office - EurasianetTajikistan: President Rahmon confirms new run for office  Eurasianet

Tajikistan: Secret Chinese base becomes slightly less secret - Malaysia SunTajikistan: Secret Chinese base becomes slightly less secret  Malaysia Sun

Tajikistan's Ruling Party Officially Nominates President Rahmon To Run For Sixth Term - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTajikistan's Ruling Party Officially Nominates President Rahmon To Run For Sixth Term  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

S Jaishankar, His Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Counterparts Discuss Ways To Enhance Bilateral Ties - NDTVS Jaishankar, His Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Counterparts Discuss Ways To Enhance Bilateral Ties  NDTV

Will Emomali Rahmon Have Any Serious Challengers for the Tajik Presidency? - The DiplomatWill Emomali Rahmon Have Any Serious Challengers for the Tajik Presidency?  The Diplomat

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan discuss border issues in Moscow - New EuropeTajikistan and Kyrgyzstan discuss border issues in Moscow  New Europe

OSCE conducts EU-funded training on sustained field operation capacity for officials of Tajikistan's Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence - Tajikistan - ReliefWebOSCE conducts EU-funded training on sustained field operation capacity for officials of Tajikistan's Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #16, 7 September 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #16, 7 September 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Prime Ministers of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan to discuss opening of borders, electricity and gas supplies - AKIpressPrime Ministers of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan to discuss opening of borders, electricity and gas supplies  AKIpress

Tajikistan, Uzbekistan eye to increase freight traffic between two countries - Trend News AgencyTajikistan, Uzbekistan eye to increase freight traffic between two countries  Trend News Agency

Tajikistan ruling party to nominate candidate for upcoming presidential election - Foreign BriefTajikistan ruling party to nominate candidate for upcoming presidential election  Foreign Brief

WFP thanks the Russian Federation for its contribution to its School Feeding Programme in Tajikistan - Tajikistan - ReliefWebWFP thanks the Russian Federation for its contribution to its School Feeding Programme in Tajikistan - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng: China-Tajikistan Friendly Cooperation Will Not Be Affected by Changes in International and Regional Situations - MFA ChinaVice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng: China-Tajikistan Friendly Cooperation Will Not Be Affected by Changes in International and Regional Situations  MFA China

China, Tajikistan to improve security, law enforcement cooperation - China.org.cnChina, Tajikistan to improve security, law enforcement cooperation  China.org.cn

Tajikistan passes 9200 coronavirus cases - AKIpressTajikistan passes 9200 coronavirus cases  AKIpress

China business briefing: Whose Belt and Road is it anyway? - EurasianetChina business briefing: Whose Belt and Road is it anyway?  Eurasianet

Gulftimes : Amir greets president of Tajikistan - Gulf TimesGulftimes : Amir greets president of Tajikistan  Gulf Times

Tajikistan passes 9100 coronavirus cases - AKIpressTajikistan passes 9100 coronavirus cases  AKIpress

Tajikistan Independence Day - Mirage NewsTajikistan Independence Day  Mirage News

Tajik President Rahmon, Four Other Men Registered As Presidential Candidates - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTajik President Rahmon, Four Other Men Registered As Presidential Candidates  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Amir sends cable of congratulations to President of Tajikistan - Gulf TimesAmir sends cable of congratulations to President of Tajikistan  Gulf Times

Tajikistan registers 9088 coronavirus cases in total - AKIpressTajikistan registers 9088 coronavirus cases in total  AKIpress

Tajikistan decreases export volumes to Kazakhstan Business 23:58 - Trend News AgencyTajikistan decreases export volumes to Kazakhstan Business 23:58  Trend News Agency

First Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus A.Guryanov meets the Ambassador of Tajikistan - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of BelarusFirst Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus A.Guryanov meets the Ambassador of Tajikistan - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus

Quake info: M4.6 earthquake on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 08:00 UTC / Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: M4.6 earthquake on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 08:00 UTC / Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region  VolcanoDiscovery

Foreign Minister to Discuss Trade and Transit Development with Tajikistan - The Khaama Press News AgencyForeign Minister to Discuss Trade and Transit Development with Tajikistan  The Khaama Press News Agency

TAJIKISTAN: "No reason to fear" census religion question? - 18 September 2020 - Forum 18TAJIKISTAN: "No reason to fear" census religion question? - 18 September 2020  Forum 18

Chinese hydroelectric investments in Central Asia: A snapshot - EurasianetChinese hydroelectric investments in Central Asia: A snapshot  Eurasianet

USAID announces $1 million activity on TB prevention and care in prisons in Tajikistan - AKIpressUSAID announces $1 million activity on TB prevention and care in prisons in Tajikistan  AKIpress

Tajik Lawyer Questioned By Security Agents After Announcing Bid For President - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTajik Lawyer Questioned By Security Agents After Announcing Bid For President  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan to co-op to support sustainable economic growth - Trend News AgencyUzbekistan, Tajikistan to co-op to support sustainable economic growth  Trend News Agency

Friendly: Iran to Play Uzbekistan, Tajikistan - Tasnim News AgencyFriendly: Iran to Play Uzbekistan, Tajikistan  Tasnim News Agency

EU-funded projects to boost renewable energy, investments in small rural tourism enterprises in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan - timesca.comEU-funded projects to boost renewable energy, investments in small rural tourism enterprises in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan  timesca.com

Tajik Opposition Movement Says Its Activist Detained In Russia - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTajik Opposition Movement Says Its Activist Detained In Russia  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajik Villagers Say They Were Ordered To Donate Money For President’s Red-Carpet Welcome - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTajik Villagers Say They Were Ordered To Donate Money For President’s Red-Carpet Welcome  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and USAID launch new program in Tajikistan - AKIpressU.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and USAID launch new program in Tajikistan  AKIpress

Tajikistan: A new institution established with UNDP support to promote entrepreneurship development - Times of Central AsiaTajikistan: A new institution established with UNDP support to promote entrepreneurship development  Times of Central Asia

Can Central Asia's young population be the key to its democratic transformation? - Emerging EuropeCan Central Asia's young population be the key to its democratic transformation?  Emerging Europe

China to strengthen post-pandemic cooperation with Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan - CGTNChina to strengthen post-pandemic cooperation with Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan  CGTN

Greater Eurasia: New Great Game formulate abundant possibilities for Central Asia - Modern DiplomacyGreater Eurasia: New Great Game formulate abundant possibilities for Central Asia  Modern Diplomacy

Quake info: M4.4 earthquake on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 21:31 UTC / 23 Km SSE of Khorugh, Tajikistan - volcanodiscovery.comQuake info: M4.4 earthquake on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 21:31 UTC / 23 Km SSE of Khorugh, Tajikistan  volcanodiscovery.com

Eurasian countries register new virus cases, deaths - Anadolu AgencyEurasian countries register new virus cases, deaths  Anadolu Agency

Minister Al Kaabi attends 'Regional Centre on Urban Water Management' meet - The Peninsula QatarMinister Al Kaabi attends 'Regional Centre on Urban Water Management' meet  The Peninsula Qatar

Story: Fast-Track to improved cross-border trade in Central Asia - Marketscreener.comStory: Fast-Track to improved cross-border trade in Central Asia  Marketscreener.com

Wish I were there: off the beaten track in Tajikistan - Financial TimesWish I were there: off the beaten track in Tajikistan  Financial Times

Tajikistan: Intensified Pressure on Dissidents' Families - Human Rights WatchTajikistan: Intensified Pressure on Dissidents' Families  Human Rights Watch

Tajikistan Sets Date for Presidential Election – The Diplomat - The DiplomatTajikistan Sets Date for Presidential Election – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Rajnath Singh holds meeting with Iran’s Minister of Defence in Tehran - The StatesmanRajnath Singh holds meeting with Iran’s Minister of Defence in Tehran  The Statesman

Now, China eyes Pamir region in Tajikistan - WIONNow, China eyes Pamir region in Tajikistan  WION

Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to promote bilateral cooperation diverse fields - Dunya NewsPakistan, Tajikistan agree to promote bilateral cooperation diverse fields  Dunya News

Kavkaz 2020: Why Russia's Latest Military Drills Are a Golden Opportunity for Pakistan - The DiplomatKavkaz 2020: Why Russia's Latest Military Drills Are a Golden Opportunity for Pakistan  The Diplomat

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

Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Sign Pact on Power Project - TOLOnewsAfghanistan, Uzbekistan Sign Pact on Power Project  TOLOnews

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

Afghanistan: Border Monitoring update - COVID-19 Response (13 - 19 September 2020) - Afghanistan - ReliefWebAfghanistan: Border Monitoring update - COVID-19 Response (13 - 19 September 2020) - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

China’s rampant expansionism continues: It now has its eyes on Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains - Times NowChina’s rampant expansionism continues: It now has its eyes on Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains  Times Now

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

Eurasian countries register new coronavirus cases - Anadolu AgencyEurasian countries register new coronavirus cases  Anadolu Agency

Tajikistan: Making the world better, one businesswoman at a time - EurasianetTajikistan: Making the world better, one businesswoman at a time  Eurasianet

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

What Did Central Asia's Leaders Have to Say to the UN General Assembly? - The DiplomatWhat Did Central Asia's Leaders Have to Say to the UN General Assembly?  The Diplomat

Al-Kaabi highlights optimal use, rationalisation of water resources at RCUWM Governing Board meeting - Gulf TimesAl-Kaabi highlights optimal use, rationalisation of water resources at RCUWM Governing Board meeting  Gulf Times

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

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #15, 18 August 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #15, 18 August 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

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

Will Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union? - The DiplomatWill Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union?  The Diplomat

CENTOGENE Supports Tajikistan in Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic - GlobeNewswireCENTOGENE Supports Tajikistan in Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic  GlobeNewswire

Tajikistan suspends electricity deliveries to Uzbekistan - EurasianetTajikistan suspends electricity deliveries to Uzbekistan  Eurasianet

Localism in Tajikistan: How would it affect Power Shift? - Modern DiplomacyLocalism in Tajikistan: How would it affect Power Shift?  Modern Diplomacy

Indian, Russian Navy to begin exercise in Bay of Bengal from Sept 4-5: Report - Hindustan TimesIndian, Russian Navy to begin exercise in Bay of Bengal from Sept 4-5: Report  Hindustan Times

Tajikistan: Coronavirus taking heavy toll on remittances - EurasianetTajikistan: Coronavirus taking heavy toll on remittances  Eurasianet

Coronavirus: European Commission strengthens health and other key services in Tajikistan with €112 million - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCoronavirus: European Commission strengthens health and other key services in Tajikistan with €112 million - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Qatar provides medical aid to Tajikistan - MENAFN.COMQatar provides medical aid to Tajikistan  MENAFN.COM

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

Coronavirus casualties rise in Eurasia, Central Asia - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus casualties rise in Eurasia, Central Asia  Anadolu Agency

Nearly 4,000 more virus cases in Eurasia, Central Asia - Anadolu AgencyNearly 4,000 more virus cases in Eurasia, Central Asia  Anadolu Agency

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

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

Tajikistan commits to 1000 Golden Days Strategy to improve nutrition and development outcomes among children - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTajikistan commits to 1000 Golden Days Strategy to improve nutrition and development outcomes among children - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

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

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

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

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

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

Virus cases, casualties rise in Eurasia, Central Asia - Anadolu AgencyVirus cases, casualties rise in Eurasia, Central Asia  Anadolu Agency