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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Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Conduct First Joint Military Exercises - The Jamestown Foundation

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Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Conduct First Joint Military Exercises
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In one of the more striking illustrations of Tashkent's desire for improved relations, on September 18, 600 Uzbekistani troops joined 17,000 Tajikistani soldiers and practiced anti-terrorism operations at the Chorukhdarron military training ground, in ...
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan ready to repulse enemy at any time – defense ministerTrend News Agency

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Tajikistan becomes Chairman of CICMA - AzerNews

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Tajikistan becomes Chairman of CICMA
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By Trend. The chairmanship of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICMA) has moved from China to Tajikistan, Sputnik Tajikistan reported, citing the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
Tajikistan begins two-year CICA leadership termAstana Times
Tajikistan takes over chairmanship of Conference on Interation and Confidence-Building Measures in AsiaAKIpress (press release)

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Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan? - The Diplomat

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Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
The Diplomat
According to a brief Associated Press report, Tajikistan's ambassador to Uzbekistan, Imom Sodiq Ashourboyzoda, said that Dushanbe had decided to indefinitely postpone building a railroad intended to connect Tajikistan with Turkmenistan via Afghanistan.



ABB wins $330m order for HVDC converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan - Power Technology

Power Technology

ABB wins $330m order for HVDC converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan
Power Technology
Swiss technology company ABB has secured a $330m order to supply high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan. The order is part of CASA-1000 project and will be executed as a consortium project with Spanish ...



Alexander Lukashenko to pay working visit to Tajikistan - TVR

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Alexander Lukashenko to pay working visit to Tajikistan
TVR
Tomorrow President Alexander Lukashenko will make a working visit to Tajikistan to attend a meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State. The negotiating part of the summit includes meetings of heads of state in narrow and extended formats. The ...



Turkmenistan surprised by Tajikistan's rollback on railroad - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Turkmenistan surprised by Tajikistan's rollback on railroad
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The ex-Soviet nations of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan all border Afghanistan to the north. The stretch of the railroad linking Turkmenistan and Afghanistan was opened in 2016. Turkmenistan had hoped the 88-kilometer (55-mile) line would be ...

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Lukashenko to pay working visit to Tajikistan - Belarus News (BelTA)

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Lukashenko to pay working visit to Tajikistan
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 25 September (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will go to Tajikistan on 27 September to attend the CIS Heads of State Council summit, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The summit will include a ...
On September 27, Alexander Lukashenko to make working visit to TajikistanTVR

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WFP Tajikistan Country Brief, August 2018 - ReliefWeb

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WFP Tajikistan Country Brief, August 2018
ReliefWeb
Tajikistan is a landlocked, lower-middle income, food deficit country. The mountainous landscape confines arable land to just seven percent of the country's surface and poses enormous food security challenges during the winter period. The country is ...

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Tajikistan's power export volumes to neighboring countries revealed - AzerNews

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Tajikistan's power export volumes to neighboring countries revealed
AzerNews
In August 2018, Uzbekistan received 382 million kWh of Tajik electricity, the report entitled “Monitoring and Early Notification in Tajikistan” said. A month earlier, the volume of supplies to this country amounted to 417 million kWh. In August ...

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Tajikistan 0 Japan 0: All still to play for in Group A as Tajikistan hold Japan - Goal.com

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Tajikistan 0 Japan 0: All still to play for in Group A as Tajikistan hold Japan
Goal.com
Tajikistan re-lit the dying embers of their qualification hopes in Group A of the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship, when they held a second-string Japan to a goalless draw in their Group A match on Sunday.
AFC U16 Championship Roundup:Tajikistan hold Japan, Thailand beat MalaysiaGoal.com

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