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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Tajikistan: Internet censorship surges amid unrest and tax-break reports - EurasiaNet

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Tajikistan: Internet censorship surges amid unrest and tax-break reports
EurasiaNet
Security-related incidents and reporting on alleged tax breaks for businesspeople within Tajikistan's ruling family appear to have triggered a fresh wave of internet censorship. Some websites, such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, have been ...



At least 27 killed in Tajikistan prison riot: report - Aljazeera.com

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At least 27 killed in Tajikistan prison riot: report
Aljazeera.com
At least 25 inmates and two security officers have been killed after a riot broke out at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, three security sources said on Thursday. The violence started late on Wednesday when an inmate, believed to be a member of ...
Deadly Prison Riot Reported In Northern TajikistanRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Around 20 killed in Tajikistan's prison clashesAll India Radio
13 Killed as Riots Break Out in Tajikistan PrisonNews18
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Iran-Tajikistan Chamber of Commerce Established - Financial Tribune

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Iran-Tajikistan Chamber of Commerce Established
Financial Tribune
T he Iran-Tajikistan Chamber of Commerce has been established in Tehran with the aim of boosting bilateral trade ties. The founding assembly of the chamber convened on Sunday with the participation of deputy president of Iran Chamber of Commerce, ...



Tajikistan keen in promoting trade with Pakistan - The News International

Tajikistan keen in promoting trade with Pakistan
The News International
Islamabad : Tajikistan was keen to promote bilateral trade with Pakistan as both countries have huge potential to enhance trade, joint ventures and investment in multiple fields. This was said by Sherali S. Jononov, ambassador of Tajikistan while ...



Protesters In Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Region Demand Probe Of Police Shooting - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Protesters In Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Region Demand Probe Of Police Shooting
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KHORUGH, Tajikistan -- At least 100 people in Tajikistan's restive Gorno-Badakhshan region have rallied in the provincial capital, demanding an investigation into an incident in which a police officer shot and wounded three local men. Protesters at the ...

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Tajikistan's prosecutor general meets FBI director - AzerNews

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Tajikistan's prosecutor general meets FBI director
AzerNews
By Trend. Prosecutor General of Tajikistan Yusuf Rahmon met in Washington with Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray, Tajik media reported. The meeting discussed cooperation between the General Prosecutor's Office of ...



Tajikistan: Rally in Pamirs ups the ante in confrontation with government - EurasiaNet

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Tajikistan: Rally in Pamirs ups the ante in confrontation with government
EurasiaNet
Residents in Tajikistan's Pamiri town of Khorog mustered for a rare protest rally on November 6 in a demand for a deescalation of the security sweep targeting their region. Nerves in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, or GBAO, have been strained ...



Tajikistan: Social Media Unavailable After Protests - STRATFOR

Tajikistan: Social Media Unavailable After Protests
STRATFOR
What Happened: A number of social media sites and messaging services have become inaccessible in Tajikistan following protests in the eastern Tajik city of Khorog, Asia-Plus reported Nov. 7. While Tajikistan's Communication Service has claimed that the ...



Tajikistan: Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Prison Riot - STRATFOR

Tajikistan: Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Prison Riot
STRATFOR
Why It Matters: Tajikistan has experienced a number of militant attacks in recent months, including an attack on foreign cyclists that was also claimed by the Islamic State. The group's claim also comes amid an ongoing standoff between Tajik security ...



Castaņeda, Cadag power Philippines to 3-1 win over Tajikistan in Olympic Qualifiers - ABS-CBN Sports

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Castaņeda, Cadag power Philippines to 3-1 win over Tajikistan in Olympic Qualifiers
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The Philippine Women's National Football team improved to 2-0 in the 2020 Women's Olympic Qualifiers after downing host nation Tajikistan, 3-1 at the Hisor Central Stadium, Thursday evening, Manila time. Picking up from where she left off in their ...