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
Tajikistan - Timeline - BBC

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Midfielder Samuel Boateng joins FC Kuktosh of Tajikistan - Ghanasoccernet.com

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Midfielder Samuel Boateng joins FC Kuktosh of Tajikistan
Ghanasoccernet.com
Ghanaian international midfielder Samuel Boateng has officially joined second-tier side FC Kuktosh in Tajikistan. Boateng completed the year deal with the side after a successful trial period with the side. The 18 year-old midfielder made his debut for ...



Why is Tajikistan imposing a dress code on its people? - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Why is Tajikistan imposing a dress code on its people?
Aljazeera.com
Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon has ordered a special commission to oversee an "appropriate" dress code for both men and women. This decision followed his Mother's Day speech in March in which criticised women for wearing "foreign" black ...
Tajik Parliament Plans to Monitor Citizens Who Visit 'Undesirable' WebsitesGlobal Voices Online

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Tajikistan accuses Iran of involvement in 1990s civil war: TV documentary - Reuters

Tajikistan accuses Iran of involvement in 1990s civil war: TV documentary
Reuters
DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajikistan on Wednesday accused Iran of sending assassins and saboteurs into the former Soviet republic in the 1990s, when it was embroiled in a civil war against an Islamist-led rebel force. In a documentary aired by state ...

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Iran Accused Of Involvement In Tajikistan's Civil Wars In 1990s - TOLOnews

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Iran Accused Of Involvement In Tajikistan's Civil Wars In 1990s
TOLOnews
In a documentary aired by state television on Wednesday, Tajikistan accused Iran of sending assassins and saboteurs into the former Soviet republic in the 1990s, Reuters reports. Iran 's alleged involvement occurred when Tajikistan it was embroiled in ...
Riding the rails to Russia with the migrant workers of Central Asia.Foreign Policy (blog)
Iran Denies Involvement in Political Assassinations during Tajikistan Civil WarAsharq Al-awsat English
Iran dismisses Tajik civil war claims as attempt to damage tiesReuters
Times of Central Asia (subscription)
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Tajikistan Accuses Iran Of Involvement In Killings - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan Accuses Iran Of Involvement In Killings
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Tajikistan on August 8 accused Iran of backing high-profile killings in the wake of the Central Asian country's 1990s civil war, including the assassination of former parliament chairman Safarali Kenjaev in 1999. In a 45-minute documentary broadcast on ...

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Power transmission line to Chitral: Pakistan, Tajikistan to conduct study before seeking funds - The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune

Power transmission line to Chitral: Pakistan, Tajikistan to conduct study before seeking funds
The Express Tribune
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan have formed a committee to draw a plan for laying a second power transmission line from Central Asia through the northern areas of Pakistan. The two countries are already working on the Central Asia-South Asia (Casa) ...

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Fashion police: Tajikistan sets up clothing commission - The Calvert Journal

The Calvert Journal

Fashion police: Tajikistan sets up clothing commission
The Calvert Journal
The Tajik government wants to help Tajikistan's population navigate the complex world of fashion by establishing a commission to promote clothing it deems appropriate. In particular, the commission will look to work against “alien” influences that are ...



MPs See US-Saudi Hand Behind Tajik Tension - Financial Tribune

Financial Tribune

MPs See US-Saudi Hand Behind Tajik Tension
Financial Tribune
L awmakers believe recent allegations of Iran's interference in the 1990s Tajik civil war are part of a foreign plot aimed at driving a wedge between Iran and its neighbors. "Hidden hands are trying to stoke tension between Iran and Tajikistan. Those ...

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In Tajikistan, Lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov Faces Even More Charges - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

In Tajikistan, Lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov Faces Even More Charges
The Diplomat
A state prosecutor in Tajikistan has reportedly asked the courts to extend the sentence of Buzurgmehr Yorov, a lawyer convicted last year, again — this time by 17 years for additional fraud and insulting the leader of the nation. According to Asia ...



Tajikistan: Pakistan's Gateway to Central Asia - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Tajikistan: Pakistan's Gateway to Central Asia
The Diplomat
Tajikistan, a Central Asian state formerly part of the Soviet Union, has an area of 143,100 square kilometers and a population of 7.1 million. The country borders Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. It is separated from Pakistan by the ...