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
Tajikistan - BBC
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How Rosneft's Privatization Deal Affects Russia's Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan - The Diplomat

How Rosneft's Privatization Deal Affects Russia's Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
The Diplomat
The deal fits into a larger context of Russian attempts to improve ties with Qatar to secure financing for infrastructure projects, gain influence in OPEC, and also leverage the Gulf producer's interest in Tajikistan. Glencore happens to play a key ...



Tajikistan, Uzbekistan Flights Row Ends in Unlikely Bonhomie - EurasiaNet

Tajikistan, Uzbekistan Flights Row Ends in Unlikely Bonhomie
EurasiaNet
When Uzbekistan suddenly decided this week to deny permission for an airline from Tajikistan to land in its capital, it might have safe to expect an outcry. Privately owned Somoni Air was due to carry a couple dozen paying passengers for the February ...
Tajik air company says Dushanbe-Tashkent flights to resume in the near futureTimes of Central Asia (subscription)

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Tajikistan citizens working in Russia transfer $1.9 bln to home country in 2016 - TASS

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Tajikistan citizens working in Russia transfer $1.9 bln to home country in 2016
TASS
MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. Tajikistan citizens working in Russia transferred $1.9 bln or one third of Tajikistan's GDP to the home country, Russian president's aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Wednesday. "Over 870,000 Tajikistan citizens are ...
Putin to visit Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan on February 2728vestnik kavkaza
Putin to visit Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, KyrgyzstanTrend News Agency
Russian president to visit Central AsiaTimes of Central Asia (subscription)

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Uzbekistan Nixes Long-Awaited Tajikistan Flight - EurasiaNet

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Uzbekistan Nixes Long-Awaited Tajikistan Flight
EurasiaNet
Tajik news website Asia-Plus reported that disappointed customers were reimbursed or given tickets for the flight from the Tajikistan capital, Dushanbe, to Khujand. In the absence of a direct link to Tashkent, many people in Tajikistan traveling to ...
First Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Flight in 25 Years CanceledU.S. News & World Report
Leadership of Tajikistan's Somon Air dismissed due to fail of Dushanbe-Tashkent flightAKIpress (press release) (subscription)
Tashkent Cancels Long-Awaited Return Of Civilian Flights From DushanbeRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Tajikistan and a new initiative on water - The National

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Tajikistan and a new initiative on water
The National
Last year, the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution supporting an international decade for action on water for sustainable development. The initiative was formally launched by Emomali Rahmon, president of the Republic of Tajikistan, ...
Tajikistan: Paeans to President Piped Into TransportEurasiaNet
'Never have dinner in businessmen's houses', Rahmon suggests his sonAKIpress (press release) (subscription)

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Tajikistan's Sarez Dam Spillway Threatens 320 Afghan Villages - TOLOnews

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Tajikistan's Sarez Dam Spillway Threatens 320 Afghan Villages
TOLOnews
According to the Afghan ministry of water and energy, Tajikistan's Sarez lake currently holds more than 16 billion cubic meters of water. The ministry warned that if the dam's capacity was exceeded, the outflow will raise the level of water in the Amu ...



Tajikistan, Algeria discuss cooperation - AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

Tajikistan, Algeria discuss cooperation
AKIpress (press release) (subscription)
AKIPRESS.COM - Ambassador of Tajikistan Husrav Noziri on February 20 presented copies of credentials to Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Ramtane Lamamra, reports ...



Tajikistan: Russia's Rusal Offloads Tajik Assets and Flees - EurasiaNet

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Tajikistan: Russia's Rusal Offloads Tajik Assets and Flees
EurasiaNet
It is virtually axiomatic in Tajikistan that any major investor should, metaphorically speaking, expect to get their fingers burnt and then be forced to pay for a taxi to the hospital afterward. Consider the long-running saga with Russian metals giant ...



Tajikistan's hydel power production a model to follow - The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune

Tajikistan's hydel power production a model to follow
The Express Tribune
Tajikistan, rich in hydroelectric power resources, has 4% of the world's and 53% of Central Asia's hydel energy resources. At present, the hydroelectric power potential of the country stands at 527 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, of which only 4 ...



Tajikistan and Turkey plan to increase trade turnover up to $1 billion - AzerNews

Tajikistan and Turkey plan to increase trade turnover up to $1 billion
AzerNews
Tajikistan and Turkey may increase the volume of trade turnover up to $1 billion in the years to come as there is a huge potential in cooperation between the two countries. Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Tajikistan, the co ...