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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Accreditation Battle Continues Between RFE/RL and Tajikistan - The DiplomatAccreditation Battle Continues Between RFE/RL and Tajikistan  The Diplomat

Chinese coronavirus not registered in Tajikistan - AKIpressChinese coronavirus not registered in Tajikistan  AKIpress

Foreign Ministries of Tajikistan, Qatar hold political consultations - AKIpressForeign Ministries of Tajikistan, Qatar hold political consultations  AKIpress

70 convicts in Tajikistan get new prison terms for prison riots - AKIpress70 convicts in Tajikistan get new prison terms for prison riots  AKIpress

OUTLOOK 2020 Tajikistan - bne IntelliNewsOUTLOOK 2020 Tajikistan  bne IntelliNews

No Shortage Of Students As Tajikistan Builds New Russian Schools - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyNo Shortage Of Students As Tajikistan Builds New Russian Schools  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan: 4 Ozodi staff get accreditation, but future still uncertain - EurasianetTajikistan: 4 Ozodi staff get accreditation, but future still uncertain  Eurasianet

Tajikistan permits foreigners to buy into Roghun - EurasianetTajikistan permits foreigners to buy into Roghun  Eurasianet

Tajikistan: Dozens arrested in Muslim Brotherhood sweep - EurasianetTajikistan: Dozens arrested in Muslim Brotherhood sweep  Eurasianet

Security at the Core of Senior US Diplomat's Visit to Tajikistan - The DiplomatSecurity at the Core of Senior US Diplomat's Visit to Tajikistan  The Diplomat

Senior U.S. Official To Visit Tajikistan - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertySenior U.S. Official To Visit Tajikistan  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan's exiled opposition adrift as strongman rule hardens at home - EurasianetTajikistan's exiled opposition adrift as strongman rule hardens at home  Eurasianet

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near Karakenja in Tajikistan 5 hours ago - Yeni Safak EnglishMagnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near Karakenja in Tajikistan 5 hours ago  Yeni Safak English

RFE/RL: Government 'Impeding' It From Functioning In Tajikistan - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyRFE/RL: Government 'Impeding' It From Functioning In Tajikistan  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Iran down Tajikistan at CAFA U19 Girl's Futsal Championship - Tehran TimesIran down Tajikistan at CAFA U19 Girl's Futsal Championship  Tehran Times

Republic of Tajikistan Country Strategic Review: Food and Nutrition - Innovation Development Centre, Dushanbe 2018 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebRepublic of Tajikistan Country Strategic Review: Food and Nutrition - Innovation Development Centre, Dushanbe 2018 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Imams, Politicians, Professors: Dozens Of Muslim Brotherhood Suspects Detained In Tajikistan - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyImams, Politicians, Professors: Dozens Of Muslim Brotherhood Suspects Detained In Tajikistan  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan: Arrows fired across ex-mayor's bow as associates face prison time - EurasianetTajikistan: Arrows fired across ex-mayor's bow as associates face prison time  Eurasianet

Indonesia and Tajikistan Ratify Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty - ASEAN BriefingIndonesia and Tajikistan Ratify Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty  ASEAN Briefing

President of Tajikistan sacks Ministers of Economic Development, Culture - AKIpressPresident of Tajikistan sacks Ministers of Economic Development, Culture  AKIpress

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near Karakenja in Tajikistan: EMSC - ReutersMagnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near Karakenja in Tajikistan: EMSC  Reuters

Yusuf Rahmon reappointed as Prosecutor General of Tajikistan - AKIpressYusuf Rahmon reappointed as Prosecutor General of Tajikistan  AKIpress

Watch: Two Canadians ride through the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan - Canadian Cycling MagazineWatch: Two Canadians ride through the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan  Canadian Cycling Magazine

Uzbek president's state-of-the-nation greeted with hope and gratitude - EurasianetUzbek president's state-of-the-nation greeted with hope and gratitude  Eurasianet

Iran proposes visa-free travel among ECO member states - Tehran TimesIran proposes visa-free travel among ECO member states  Tehran Times

Wild, Remote, Unforgiving: Cycling Mountains in Tajikistan - GearJunkieWild, Remote, Unforgiving: Cycling Mountains in Tajikistan  GearJunkie

Tajikistan to develop Export Development Program - AzerNewsTajikistan to develop Export Development Program  AzerNews

ZET-Mobile boosting LTE in Tajikistan - Developing TelecomsZET-Mobile boosting LTE in Tajikistan  Developing Telecoms

Saudi minister discuss pilgrim affairs with Kenya, Tajikistan officials - ArabnewsSaudi minister discuss pilgrim affairs with Kenya, Tajikistan officials  Arabnews

U.S. Embassy delivers vehicles to Tajikistan's Ministry of Defense for mountain operations - AKIpressU.S. Embassy delivers vehicles to Tajikistan's Ministry of Defense for mountain operations  AKIpress

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan to open new border post - AzerNewsUzbekistan, Tajikistan to open new border post  AzerNews

Tajikistan looks for rising trade with Iran up to $1b: envoy - Tehran TimesTajikistan looks for rising trade with Iran up to $1b: envoy  Tehran Times

Earthquake info : M4.1 earthquake on Friday, 24 January 2020 05:57 UTC / 55km NE of Roshtqal'a, Tajikistan - - VolcanoDiscoveryEarthquake info : M4.1 earthquake on Friday, 24 January 2020 05:57 UTC / 55km NE of Roshtqal'a, Tajikistan -  VolcanoDiscovery

Around the Bloc - 20 January - Transitions OnlineAround the Bloc - 20 January  Transitions Online

Puppy whose ears and tail were hacked off by gang in Tajikistan rescued by British mum - The SunPuppy whose ears and tail were hacked off by gang in Tajikistan rescued by British mum  The Sun

Ajina-Tepa, Tajikistan – Abandoned Buddhist Cloister on the Famous Silk Road - Ancient OriginsAjina-Tepa, Tajikistan – Abandoned Buddhist Cloister on the Famous Silk Road  Ancient Origins

Tajikistan: Muslim Faces 18-Year Charges, Jehovah's Witness Prisoner Denied Bible, Pastor Freed - Eurasia ReviewTajikistan: Muslim Faces 18-Year Charges, Jehovah's Witness Prisoner Denied Bible, Pastor Freed  Eurasia Review

Vietnam, Tajikistan to clash in 2020 AFC Futsal Championship opener - VnExpress InternationalVietnam, Tajikistan to clash in 2020 AFC Futsal Championship opener  VnExpress International

TAJIKISTAN: 12-year jail term after secret trial - 23 January 2020 - Forum 18TAJIKISTAN: 12-year jail term after secret trial - 23 January 2020  Forum 18

Alif Bank looks to further international expansion - The BankerAlif Bank looks to further international expansion  The Banker

Number of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan citizens' visits to Turkey increases - Trend News AgencyNumber of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan citizens' visits to Turkey increases  Trend News Agency

Afghan Officials Say Four Children, Three Women Killed In Air Strikes - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyAfghan Officials Say Four Children, Three Women Killed In Air Strikes  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

More than 1,000 foreigners seek assistance with Information Center for Newcomers - Baltic TimesMore than 1,000 foreigners seek assistance with Information Center for Newcomers  Baltic Times

EBRD finances Dushanbe trolleybus infrastructure modernisation | Urban news - Railway Gazette InternationalEBRD finances Dushanbe trolleybus infrastructure modernisation | Urban news  Railway Gazette International

Many dead in Tajikistan 'firefight with IS' - BBC NewsMany dead in Tajikistan 'firefight with IS'  BBC News

Belarus into U17 Football Development Cup final - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus into U17 Football Development Cup final  Belarus News (BelTA)

Helsinn out-licenses chemo-induced nausea drugs in Russia - The Pharma LetterHelsinn out-licenses chemo-induced nausea drugs in Russia  The Pharma Letter

Future Of Tajikistan Automobile Market-Trends, Outlook and Growth Opportunities - Expedition 99Future Of Tajikistan Automobile Market-Trends, Outlook and Growth Opportunities  Expedition 99

Education Improvement Programme boosts quality of education in Central Asia - AKIpressEducation Improvement Programme boosts quality of education in Central Asia  AKIpress

Dushanbe forum unites against disability inequalities in Tajikistan - World Health OrganizationDushanbe forum unites against disability inequalities in Tajikistan  World Health Organization

Militancy in Tajikistan Could Draw in Outside Powers - Stratfor WorldviewMilitancy in Tajikistan Could Draw in Outside Powers  Stratfor Worldview

It's Time for Tajikistan to Become a Startup Nation - The DiplomatIt's Time for Tajikistan to Become a Startup Nation  The Diplomat

Tajikistan: 17 killed in attack on border outpost - EurasianetTajikistan: 17 killed in attack on border outpost  Eurasianet

Iran's Esteghlal, Shahr Khodro to lock horn with Qatari sides in ACL Play-offs - Tehran TimesIran's Esteghlal, Shahr Khodro to lock horn with Qatari sides in ACL Play-offs  Tehran Times

Tajikistan’s crackdown on the free press must end - The Washington PostTajikistan’s crackdown on the free press must end  The Washington Post

Silver Lining? Tajikistan Defends Controversial Decision To Give Mine To China - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertySilver Lining? Tajikistan Defends Controversial Decision To Give Mine To China  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan: Russia hinders independent Tajik news website - EurasianetTajikistan: Russia hinders independent Tajik news website  Eurasianet

AFC Champions League 2020: Tajikistan’s Istiklol set up Al Ahli clash after 1-0 win over Lokomotiv... - FOX Sports AsiaAFC Champions League 2020: Tajikistan’s Istiklol set up Al Ahli clash after 1-0 win over Lokomotiv...  FOX Sports Asia

Macron Should Call Out Tajikistan President for Brutal Repression - Human Rights WatchMacron Should Call Out Tajikistan President for Brutal Repression  Human Rights Watch

The Biased Scales Of Justice In Tajikistan - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyThe Biased Scales Of Justice In Tajikistan  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan approves Chinese $360 million grant for highways - EurasianetTajikistan approves Chinese $360 million grant for highways  Eurasianet

Remittance-dependent Tajikistan blocks Russian wire transfer service - ReutersRemittance-dependent Tajikistan blocks Russian wire transfer service  Reuters

WFP Tajikistan Country Brief, October 2019 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebWFP Tajikistan Country Brief, October 2019 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Tajikistan: Barriers to Aid for Domestic Violence Victims - Human Rights WatchTajikistan: Barriers to Aid for Domestic Violence Victims  Human Rights Watch

Collapse of money transfer system takes Tajikistan back to the past - EurasianetCollapse of money transfer system takes Tajikistan back to the past  Eurasianet

On the Edge at the Roof of Eurasia: Counternarcotics' Tajikistan Problem - The DiplomatOn the Edge at the Roof of Eurasia: Counternarcotics' Tajikistan Problem  The Diplomat

Over 280 Foreign Nationals Attend Quran Competition in Qom - IQNA (International Quran News Agency)Over 280 Foreign Nationals Attend Quran Competition in Qom  IQNA (International Quran News Agency)

Its Media Muzzled, Tajikistan Prepares To Extend Ruling Family's Grip On Power - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyIts Media Muzzled, Tajikistan Prepares To Extend Ruling Family's Grip On Power  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan Inaugurates its First Radiotherapy Centre in its Northern Province with IAEA Support - International Atomic Energy AgencyTajikistan Inaugurates its First Radiotherapy Centre in its Northern Province with IAEA Support  International Atomic Energy Agency

Majlis Podcast: The 'Terrorist' Attack In Tajikistan – What's Fact And What's Fiction - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMajlis Podcast: The 'Terrorist' Attack In Tajikistan – What's Fact And What's Fiction  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan: Imams do government's bidding – and building - EurasianetTajikistan: Imams do government's bidding – and building  Eurasianet

Teachers toil in cotton fields as Tajikistan tries to fix trade imbalance - EurasianetTeachers toil in cotton fields as Tajikistan tries to fix trade imbalance  Eurasianet

Tajikistan: Money transfers grind to a halt - EurasianetTajikistan: Money transfers grind to a halt  Eurasianet

Tajikistan gifts silver mine license to Chinese company - EurasianetTajikistan gifts silver mine license to Chinese company  Eurasianet

How economic growth in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan masks the plight of their poorest - EurasianetHow economic growth in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan masks the plight of their poorest  Eurasianet

Why is Tajikistan pawing migrant laborers' cash? - EurasianetWhy is Tajikistan pawing migrant laborers' cash?  Eurasianet

Tajikistan Labels EU-Based Opposition Alliance As Terrorist Group - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTajikistan Labels EU-Based Opposition Alliance As Terrorist Group  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan renews accreditation for some RFE/RL journalists, not leadership - EurasianetTajikistan renews accreditation for some RFE/RL journalists, not leadership  Eurasianet

Tajikistan's prison system claims victims and makes monsters - EurasianetTajikistan's prison system claims victims and makes monsters  Eurasianet

RFE/RL Website, Facebook, YouTube Appear Inaccessible In Tajikistan - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyRFE/RL Website, Facebook, YouTube Appear Inaccessible In Tajikistan  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan: Country Economic Update – Fall 2019 - Heightening Fiscal Risks in Tajikistan - Tajikistan - ReliefWebTajikistan: Country Economic Update – Fall 2019 - Heightening Fiscal Risks in Tajikistan - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Focus on Women, Climate Change and Migration in Tajikistan - Tajikistan - ReliefWebFocus on Women, Climate Change and Migration in Tajikistan - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Frost thawing between Tajikistan and Iran? - EurasianetFrost thawing between Tajikistan and Iran?  Eurasianet

WFP Tajikistan Country Brief, November 2019 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebWFP Tajikistan Country Brief, November 2019 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Chinese president arrives in Tajikistan for CICA summit, state visit - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese president arrives in Tajikistan for CICA summit, state visit - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Tajikistan says it will release 20000 prisoners - EurasianetTajikistan says it will release 20000 prisoners  Eurasianet

Report: Tajikistan to yield share in aluminum plant to China - EurasianetReport: Tajikistan to yield share in aluminum plant to China  Eurasianet

Tajikistan slides deeper into indebtedness - EurasianetTajikistan slides deeper into indebtedness  Eurasianet

Tajikistan Tells Its Youth How to Behave on the Internet - OCCRPTajikistan Tells Its Youth How to Behave on the Internet  OCCRP

Two Sons Of Banned Islamic Group's Late Founder Jailed In Tajikistan - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTwo Sons Of Banned Islamic Group's Late Founder Jailed In Tajikistan  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan, China to hold another joint military drill in Pamirs - EurasianetTajikistan, China to hold another joint military drill in Pamirs  Eurasianet

EU gives Tajikistan pass on suppressing human rights - EurasianetEU gives Tajikistan pass on suppressing human rights  Eurasianet

Domestic Violence Widespread In Tajikistan; Abuse Is Not A Crime - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyDomestic Violence Widespread In Tajikistan; Abuse Is Not A Crime  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan launches second turbine at Rogun megaproject - ReutersTajikistan launches second turbine at Rogun megaproject  Reuters

Majlis Podcast: Pressure On The Press In Tajikistan Grows, As Crucial Ruling Looms - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMajlis Podcast: Pressure On The Press In Tajikistan Grows, As Crucial Ruling Looms  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan: Fresh border clash causes fatality - EurasianetTajikistan, Kyrgyzstan: Fresh border clash causes fatality  Eurasianet

Tajikistan: Several Killed In ISIS Attack - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishTajikistan: Several Killed In ISIS Attack  Asharq Al-awsat English

Violence Involving ISIS Prisoners Leaves Dozens Dead in Tajikistan - The New York TimesViolence Involving ISIS Prisoners Leaves Dozens Dead in Tajikistan  The New York Times

First Prisoner Releases In Tajikistan As Mass Amnesty Takes Effect - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyFirst Prisoner Releases In Tajikistan As Mass Amnesty Takes Effect  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Hulbuk Fortress – Pingan, Tajikistan - Atlas ObscuraHulbuk Fortress – Pingan, Tajikistan  Atlas Obscura