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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Yahlive signs broadcasting deal with Tajikistan - gulfnews.com

Yahlive signs broadcasting deal with Tajikistan
gulfnews.com
Abu-Dhabi-based satellite broadcasting company Yahlive has signed a long-term agreement with the Republic of Tajikistan to broadcast six Tajikistan government-run channels across its East Beam covering the Middle East and South West Asia.

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Tajikistan: State Media Forced to Always Call President By Unwieldy Title - EurasiaNet

AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

Tajikistan: State Media Forced to Always Call President By Unwieldy Title
EurasiaNet
State media in Tajikistan are under strict instructions to start always referring to President Emomali Rahmon by his full title: The Founder of Peace and National Unity — Leader of the Nation. A worker for a state media told RFE/RL's Tajik service ...
Tajikistan, U.S. discuss military cooperation - AKIpress News AgencyAKIpress (press release) (subscription)
US General Holds Talks With Tajik PresidentRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
President: call me founder of peace and unity . . . or elseThe Times (subscription)

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Tajikistan: Doubts Raised About Outcome of US Bombing in Afghanistan - EurasiaNet

Tajikistan: Doubts Raised About Outcome of US Bombing in Afghanistan
EurasiaNet
Since the authorities justified their crackdown on the opposition Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, or IRPT, by linking them — in the absence of any evidence — to the purported coup, the implication was clear: the IRPT is linked to the Islamic ...



Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov of Tajikistan - MFA China

MFA China

Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov of Tajikistan
MFA China
On April 21, 2017 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met in Astana with Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov of Tajikistan. Wang Yi said that China and Tajikistan are good friends, good neighbors and good partners. The two heads of state have ...



#China territorial claims cause unease in #Tajikistan - EU Reporter

#China territorial claims cause unease in #Tajikistan
EU Reporter
During their visit to China in 2016 Dr. Akromi, director of the institute of history, archaeology and ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan and his colleagues discussed the issue with Chinese scientists who suggested a scientific ...



Tajikistan's economy: any light at the end of the tunnel? - Times of Central Asia (subscription)

Tajikistan's economy: any light at the end of the tunnel?
Times of Central Asia (subscription)
On the fringes of Tajikistan's capital, Dushanbe, 27-year old Zebo opened a tiny shop she hoped would lead her family out of poverty. Instead, it has become the millstone around her neck. It was 2010 and her parents, both poorly paid government workers ...



Tajikistan: Ruzi: A loan of $375 helps to buy cattle to increase the herd size. - MENAFN.COM

Tajikistan: Ruzi: A loan of $375 helps to buy cattle to increase the herd size.
MENAFN.COM
(MENAFN Editorial) iCrowdNewswire - Apr 25, 2017 Ruzi Kanibadam, #Tajikistan / Cattle A loan of 375 helps to buy cattle to increase the herd size. Ruzi's story. Ruzi is a 57-year-old woman. She has one dependent son, whom she is raising on her own.



Uzbekistan, Tajikistan ink documents worth $50M - AzerNews

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan ink documents worth $50M
AzerNews
Two Central Asian nations – Uzbekistan and Tajikistan- signed memorandums, agreements and contracts worth over $50 million following the first national exhibition of industrial enterprises of Uzbekistan and a business forum held in Dushanbe on April ...



Tajikistan Opens A New Chapter: No Books Allowed In Or Out Without Approval - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan Opens A New Chapter: No Books Allowed In Or Out Without Approval
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
You might want to think twice before grabbing a book to read on your flight to Tajikistan -- especially if it is written in an unfamiliar script. The country's Culture Ministry recently announced that no books are allowed in or out of the country ...

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Tajikistan, Uzbekistan resume regular flights after 25 years - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Tajikistan, Uzbekistan resume regular flights after 25 years
Hindustan Times
After a 25-year break, fractious Central Asian neighbours Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have reestablished regular connecting flights, a spokeswoman at Tajikistan's international airport told AFP Tuesday, paving the way for improved relations. “An ...
After Cancellations and Delays, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Reopen Air LinkThe Diplomat
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan resume flights after a quarter of centuryXinhua
Uzbekistan Resumes Flights To Dushanbe After 25 YearsRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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