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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Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan
The Diplomat
Springtime in Central Asia is a lovely time to organize counterterrorism drills and training exercises at least that's what Russia, the United States, and Tajikistan seem to all have been thinking. On Monday, both the United States and Russia began ...
Tajikistan To Hold Separate Military Maneuvers With U.S., Russian ...RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Unbreakable Shield: Russia, Tajikistan Mastering Anti-Terror ResponseSputnik International
Russia and Tajikistan hold counter-terror drillsTimes of Central Asia (subscription)
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IAEA helps Tajikistan remediation preparations - World Nuclear News - World Nuclear News

World Nuclear News

IAEA helps Tajikistan remediation preparations - World Nuclear News
World Nuclear News
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expert team is preparing independent cost estimates to help Tajikistan plan the remediation of uranium legacy ...
IAEA helps prepare for remediation of uranium legacy sites in ...Times of Central Asia (subscription)

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Afghanistan and Vietnam to battle it out in Tajikistan - Fox Sports Asia

Fox Sports Asia

Afghanistan and Vietnam to battle it out in Tajikistan
Fox Sports Asia
Dushanbe in Tajikistan will host Afghanistan and Vietnam as both squads contest for a win to kick off their 3rd round AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaigns on a positive note. by Earl Averilla @Earlaverilla. Afghanistan (FIFA Ranking: 156 AFC: 28 as of 09 ...



Tajikistan On Track To Be The Next Afghanistan - Frontera News

Frontera News

Tajikistan On Track To Be The Next Afghanistan
Frontera News
Tajikistan, the world's leading exporter of suicide bombers to ISIS has the potential to become the next terrorist hotspot as a host of factors converge to put the small Central Asian nation at serious risk. The recent publication of an expanded list ...



Preparing for Remediation of Uranium Legacy Sites in Tajikistan - International Atomic Energy Agency

International Atomic Energy Agency

Preparing for Remediation of Uranium Legacy Sites in Tajikistan
International Atomic Energy Agency
With the support of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan and the operator of the legacy sites, State-Enterprise TAJREDMET, three international experts visited legacy sites called Map 1-9, Degmay and Taboshar.



Megafon Tajikistan launches modem promo - Telecompaper (subscription)

Megafon Tajikistan launches modem promo
Telecompaper (subscription)
Mobile operator Megafon Tajikistan said customers can now purchase a package with an USB-modem. The package, which costs TJS 99, also includes a 4 GB internet traffic bundle under the 'Megafon Modem 42' tariff. The modem enables the use of ...



ACB 55: Russian MMA promotion heads to Tajikistan capital ... - RT

RT

ACB 55: Russian MMA promotion heads to Tajikistan capital ...
RT
After making a lot of noise in the global MMA community with its ACB 54 event in Manchester, England, Russian promotion Absolute Championship Berkut ...

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Tajikistan's Deadly Export - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan's Deadly Export
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
State suppression of unofficial Islam, the humiliation of having to work as migrant laborers abroad, and a former special-forces commander flipping to the Islamic State group: these are the main factors behind why Tajikistan finds itself the world's ...



Tajikistan increases electricity export to Afghanistan - AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

Tajikistan increases electricity export to Afghanistan
AKIpress (press release) (subscription)
AKIPRESS.COM - Tajikistan exports about 2.6 million kWh of electricity to Afghanistan, reports Avesta news agency. The volume of export of electricity to Afghanistan has grown since early March, says the report. The flowage of the Vakhsh River allows ...



Tajikistan and Islamic State: Threat or Bogeyman? - EurasiaNet

EurasiaNet

Tajikistan and Islamic State: Threat or Bogeyman?
EurasiaNet
Gulmurod Khalimov (center), a well-known Islamic State commander who served as a high-ranking officer in Tajikistan's OMON riot police before defecting in early 2015. Authorities in Tajikistan have presented a murky, muddled and contradictory public ...