Tajikistan

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

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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
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Why Investors Can't Get Enough of Tajikistan's Debt - New York Times

New York Times

Why Investors Can't Get Enough of Tajikistan's Debt
New York Times
The central mosque in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. A former Soviet republic, Tajikistan has rarely interacted with global investors but is offering an interest rate of just over 7 percent for a 10-year bond. Credit James Hill for The New York ...



'Very Scary': Tajikistan's Registry Frightens Gays, Alarms Rights ... - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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'Very Scary': Tajikistan's Registry Frightens Gays, Alarms Rights ...
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Rights activists are criticizing a registry of suspected gays and lesbians that has been compiled by Tajik authorities. At least one gay man in Dushanbe says the ...
Authorities In Tajikistan Begin Registry Of “Proven” HomosexualsNewNowNext
Tillerson Urged to Support LGBT Community in Tajikistan | Human ...Human Rights First
Tajik Authorities Compile Registry of 367 'Proven' Homosexuals ...Transitions Online
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EU, Tajikistan Hold Human Rights Dialogue, Say Almost Nothing - The Diplomat

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EU, Tajikistan Hold Human Rights Dialogue, Say Almost Nothing
The Diplomat
Every Tajikistan-EU human rights dialogue has been held in some variation of an “open and honest manner.” The first, in 2008, was held in an “open and constructive atmosphere”; the fifth, in 2013, has “a friendly atmosphere”; and the eighth, in 2016 ...



Tajikistan's Gold Rush - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Tajikistan's Gold Rush
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Government officials in Tajikistan say gold production continued to rise in the first part of 2017. In the last five years, the Central Asian nation has doubled its gold output thanks partly to more foreign investment, especially from China. Faced with ...



2017 AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC face Tajikistan's FC Istiklol in must-win game - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

2017 AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC face Tajikistan's FC Istiklol in must-win game
Hindustan Times
Bengaluru FC take on Tajikistan's FC Istiklol at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday, needing a win in the second leg match to enter the 2017 AFC Cup final. Having gone down 0-1 in the first leg in Dushanbe, the 2016 runners-up will need to defeat ...
Bengaluru fail to reach AFC Cup finalSportskeeda (blog)
AFC Cup: BFC takes on FC Istiklol in a must-win clashSportstarlive (blog)
Facing a tricky 0-1 deficit, Bengaluru FC won't have it easy against Istiklol at homeScroll.in
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Tajikistan: Saudi Revenge in Iran's Backyard? - LobeLog

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Tajikistan: Saudi Revenge in Iran's Backyard?
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Nowhere is this contrast between the hyped-up Iranian threat and reality more evident than in Tajikistan. As a small, poor, landlocked Central Asian nation that shares language and culture with Iran, it surely would be easy prey for Tehran, if the ...



Tajikistan top cleric backs Turkey's fight against FETO - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

Tajikistan top cleric backs Turkey's fight against FETO
Anadolu Agency
Tajikistan has closed all the institutions linked to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the country's Grand Mufti Said Mukerrem Abdulkadirzade said on ...
Tajikistan Chief Mufti: We have closed the institutions affiliated with ...Turkey Telegraph (blog)

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EU Accused Of 'Weak' Statement After Human Rights Visit To ... - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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EU Accused Of 'Weak' Statement After Human Rights Visit To ...
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A European Union delegation has found persisting "shortcomings" in the human rights situation in Tajikistan, although it has noted "good progress" in some ...
Human Rights Watch urges Greece not to extradite Tajik opposition ...AKIpress (press release) (blog)

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Russia, Tajikistan to bolster cooperation on emergency prevention and response - TASS

Russia, Tajikistan to bolster cooperation on emergency prevention and response
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MINSK, October 17. /TASS/. Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov and Chairman of the Committee for Emergencies and Civil Defense at Tajikistan's government Rustam Nazarzoda have signed a joint action plan between the two ministries for ...