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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Coronavirus cases top 12,000 in Tajikistan - TASSCoronavirus cases top 12,000 in Tajikistan  TASS

Tajikistan: Emomali's Russia visit signals his emerging role - EurasianetTajikistan: Emomali's Russia visit signals his emerging role  Eurasianet

Coronavirus adds to reasons to escape Tajikistan - EurasianetCoronavirus adds to reasons to escape Tajikistan  Eurasianet

Is This Tajikistan's #MeToo Moment? – The Diplomat - The DiplomatIs This Tajikistan's #MeToo Moment? – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Tajikistan's president sworn in for 5th term - Anadolu AgencyTajikistan's president sworn in for 5th term  Anadolu Agency

Tajikistan: Lights out as dams falter - EurasianetTajikistan: Lights out as dams falter  Eurasianet

Tajikistan Lifts Ban On Prison Visits By Inmates' Relatives - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyTajikistan Lifts Ban On Prison Visits By Inmates' Relatives  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Tajikistan Crisis Response Plan 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTajikistan Crisis Response Plan 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

How COVID-19 in Tajikistan is Affecting the Country - BORGEN - Borgen ProjectHow COVID-19 in Tajikistan is Affecting the Country - BORGEN  Borgen Project

Tajikistan: Security services chief becomes old KGB hand in overhauled biography - EurasianetTajikistan: Security services chief becomes old KGB hand in overhauled biography  Eurasianet

Humanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Tajikistan - Tajikistan - ReliefWebHumanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Tajikistan - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Yenin receives copies of credentials from newly appointed ambassador of Tajikistan - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsYenin receives copies of credentials from newly appointed ambassador of Tajikistan  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Tajikistan looks to take a cut from online commerce - EurasianetTajikistan looks to take a cut from online commerce  Eurasianet

Emomali Rahmon sworn in as Tajikistan’s President - TASSEmomali Rahmon sworn in as Tajikistan’s President  TASS

Tajikistan: Protecting Children's Health During COVID-19 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTajikistan: Protecting Children's Health During COVID-19 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Tajikistan: Somoni slides by 10 percent overnight - EurasianetTajikistan: Somoni slides by 10 percent overnight  Eurasianet

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

List of medical facilities/practitioners in Tajikistan - GOV.UKList of medical facilities/practitioners in Tajikistan  GOV.UK

How are Central Asia climate policies progressing? - Landscape NewsHow are Central Asia climate policies progressing?  Landscape News

Tajikistan Weekly Market Situation Update Week of 12-26 October 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTajikistan Weekly Market Situation Update Week of 12-26 October 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

How a breach of the Usoi Dam on Lake Sarez in Tajikistan could cause the worst natural disaster ever - Daily MailHow a breach of the Usoi Dam on Lake Sarez in Tajikistan could cause the worst natural disaster ever  Daily Mail

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to attend the 19th SCO Heads of Govt meet hosted by India on 30th Nov - All India RadioChinese Premier Li Keqiang to attend the 19th SCO Heads of Govt meet hosted by India on 30th Nov  All India Radio

Andersen Global Adds One of Tajikistan's Largest Tax and Legal Firms - Business WireAndersen Global Adds One of Tajikistan's Largest Tax and Legal Firms  Business Wire

With PM Visiting His Constituency, SCO Heads of Govt Meeting to be Chaired by Vice President - The WireWith PM Visiting His Constituency, SCO Heads of Govt Meeting to be Chaired by Vice President  The Wire

Tajikistan, Egypt discuss resumption of Dushanbe-Sharm-el-Sheikh flights - AKIpressTajikistan, Egypt discuss resumption of Dushanbe-Sharm-el-Sheikh flights  AKIpress

China diversifies in Central Asia - EurasianetChina diversifies in Central Asia  Eurasianet

Tajik Deputy Ambassador Visits Tehran Stock Exchange - Exchange News DirectTajik Deputy Ambassador Visits Tehran Stock Exchange  Exchange News Direct

Alif Bank forges ahead with digitalisation programme - The BankerAlif Bank forges ahead with digitalisation programme  The Banker

ADB approves $67.49m grant to enhance safety of road network in Tajikistan - DevdiscourseADB approves $67.49m grant to enhance safety of road network in Tajikistan  Devdiscourse

COVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #18, 12 November 2020 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Tajikistan Situation Report #18, 12 November 2020 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Another Asian Country Falls Prey To China's Debt-Trap Diplomacy; Experts Wonder - Who's Next? - EurAsian TimesAnother Asian Country Falls Prey To China's Debt-Trap Diplomacy; Experts Wonder - Who's Next?  EurAsian Times

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake 51 km northeast of Kulob, Tajikistan - VolcanoDiscoveryLight magnitude 4.7 earthquake 51 km northeast of Kulob, Tajikistan  VolcanoDiscovery

Asian Icons:Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week! - The Official Home of Asian FootballAsian Icons:Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!  The Official Home of Asian Football

Return of Great Game in Post-Soviet Central Asia - NewsClickReturn of Great Game in Post-Soviet Central Asia  NewsClick

Joe Biden inherits an Afghanistan situation with the baggage of Pakistan and resurgent Taliban - FirstpostJoe Biden inherits an Afghanistan situation with the baggage of Pakistan and resurgent Taliban  Firstpost

Tajikistan hands over Rahmon's books to National Library of Malaysia - AKIpressTajikistan hands over Rahmon's books to National Library of Malaysia  AKIpress

Quake info: Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Zebak, 3.4 km south of Rubat-e Chihil Tan (Wurduj), Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 26 Nov 9.57 pm (GMT +4:30) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Zebak, 3.4 km south of Rubat-e Chihil Tan (Wurduj), Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 26 Nov 9.57 pm (GMT +4:30)  VolcanoDiscovery

Envoys of 4 countries present credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind - Sentinelassam - The Sentinel AssamEnvoys of 4 countries present credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind - Sentinelassam  The Sentinel Assam

Russia, Tajikistan Plan to Hold Intergovernmental Commission Meeting in Early 2021 - Gov't - UrduPoint NewsRussia, Tajikistan Plan to Hold Intergovernmental Commission Meeting in Early 2021 - Gov't  UrduPoint News

Afghanistan and Tajikistan step up environmental cooperation - UN EnvironmentAfghanistan and Tajikistan step up environmental cooperation  UN Environment

USAID's Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Kicks Off Virtually - U.S. Embassy Bishkek - USEmbassy.govUSAID's Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Kicks Off Virtually  U.S. Embassy Bishkek - USEmbassy.gov

President Kovind accepts credentials from 4 foreign diplomats-ANI - BW BusinessworldPresident Kovind accepts credentials from 4 foreign diplomats-ANI  BW Businessworld

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

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

What's Important About Tajikistan's Presidential Election? - The DiplomatWhat's Important About Tajikistan's Presidential Election?  The Diplomat

Jaishankar hosts farewell lunch for envoys of Dominican Republic, Fiji, Angola - Outlook IndiaJaishankar hosts farewell lunch for envoys of Dominican Republic, Fiji, Angola  Outlook India

Undiagnosed HIV rising in Eastern Europe, Central Asia: agencies - Medical XpressUndiagnosed HIV rising in Eastern Europe, Central Asia: agencies  Medical Xpress

Kazakh Foreign Minister Participates In 13th Central Asia - South Korea Cooperation Forum - Astana TimesKazakh Foreign Minister Participates In 13th Central Asia - South Korea Cooperation Forum  Astana Times

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

ADB approves $67 million grant to enhance road network sustainability in southern Tajikistan - AKIpressADB approves $67 million grant to enhance road network sustainability in southern Tajikistan  AKIpress

Tajikistan: Why Authoritarian Elections Also Matter – The Diplomat - The DiplomatTajikistan: Why Authoritarian Elections Also Matter – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

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

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

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

Tajikistan revives on-off dispute with Iran - EurasianetTajikistan revives on-off dispute with Iran  Eurasianet

Tajikistan's eternal ruler Emomali Rakhmon - DW (English)Tajikistan's eternal ruler Emomali Rakhmon  DW (English)

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

Tajikistan: With the election over, food prices soar - EurasianetTajikistan: With the election over, food prices soar  Eurasianet

Climate Change Profile: Tajikistan - Tajikistan - ReliefWebClimate Change Profile: Tajikistan - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

US Issues Foreign Per Diem Rates, Effective Dec. 1, 2020 - Bloomberg TaxUS Issues Foreign Per Diem Rates, Effective Dec. 1, 2020  Bloomberg Tax

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

Expansionist China eyes Tajik territory - Times of IndiaExpansionist China eyes Tajik territory  Times of India

China's largest wholesale market suspends sales, storage of frozen goods as COVID precaution - swissinfo.chChina's largest wholesale market suspends sales, storage of frozen goods as COVID precaution  swissinfo.ch

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

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

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

UAE Sends Second Medical Aid Shipment to Tajikistan in Fight against COVID-19 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebUAE Sends Second Medical Aid Shipment to Tajikistan in Fight against COVID-19 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Economic and Social Impacts of COVID-19: Update from Listening to Tajikistan - Tajikistan - ReliefWebEconomic and Social Impacts of COVID-19: Update from Listening to Tajikistan - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

EU and Central Asian Ministers Agree to Forge Closer Relations - Astana TimesEU and Central Asian Ministers Agree to Forge Closer Relations  Astana Times

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

EU support coronavirus Tajikistan - EU NewsEU support coronavirus Tajikistan  EU News

Field Set for Tajik Election, No Surprises - The DiplomatField Set for Tajik Election, No Surprises  The Diplomat

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

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

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

Tajik opposition movement - Modern DiplomacyTajik opposition movement  Modern Diplomacy

Russian experts to support COVID-19 laboratory capacity in Tajikistan - Tajikistan - ReliefWebRussian experts to support COVID-19 laboratory capacity in Tajikistan - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Afghanistan: Border Monitoring update - COVID-19 Response (15 - 21 November 2020) - Afghanistan - ReliefWebAfghanistan: Border Monitoring update - COVID-19 Response (15 - 21 November 2020) - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

FIFA World Cup:2 years to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Groups E-H: Will your favourite team advance? - The Official Home of Asian FootballFIFA World Cup:2 years to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Groups E-H: Will your favourite team advance?  The Official Home of Asian Football

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: Secret Chinese base becomes slightly less secret - EurasianetTajikistan: Secret Chinese base becomes slightly less secret  Eurasianet

Why Tajikistan’s president will win a fifth term - The EconomistWhy Tajikistan’s president will win a fifth term  The Economist

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beijing Implies Tajikistan's Pamir Region Should Be Returned to China - The Jamestown FoundationBeijing Implies Tajikistan's Pamir Region Should Be Returned to China  The Jamestown Foundation

Tajikistan set to elect parliament loyal to strongman leader - ReutersTajikistan set to elect parliament loyal to strongman leader  Reuters

UFC Khabib's last outing too hot for Tajikistan? - EurasianetUFC Khabib's last outing too hot for Tajikistan?  Eurasianet

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

Kazakhstan football team drops in latest FIFA rankings - KazinformKazakhstan football team drops in latest FIFA rankings  Kazinform

Komron Tursunov confident of carrying his 'campions luck' - Times of IndiaKomron Tursunov confident of carrying his 'campions luck'  Times of India

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

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

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

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