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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Rights Watchdog Condemns Tajikistan's Crackdown On Lawyers - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Rights Watchdog Condemns Tajikistan's Crackdown On Lawyers
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
In a report released on May 24, Amnesty International says lawyers in Tajikistan are confronted with significant obstacles in the exercise of their professional duty as the country is increasingly turning its back on human rights and the rule of law ...
Tajikistani lawyers harassed, intimidated and imprisonedAmnesty International

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TrumPutin and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon Face Off in ... - The Root

The Root

TrumPutin and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon Face Off in ...
The Root
Like most things in TrumPutin's administration, even the president's handshake is really weird. Instead of a normal greeting in which in an adult orange-faced ...
Watch: President Trump's Handshake With Foreign Leader Tells an ...Independent Journal Review

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Why Trump's Hostile Handshake Routine Was No Big Deal for Tajikistan's President - Global Voices Online

Global Voices Online

Why Trump's Hostile Handshake Routine Was No Big Deal for Tajikistan's President
Global Voices Online
All Americans, laughed at Rakhmon and his regime, ex-KGB types, running the country with the most ridiculous gestures of authoritarianism: the billboards, the government-sanctioned “news” declaring the prosperity of Tajikistan, showing image after ...
Handshake of Rahmon and Trump in Saudi Arabia goes viral on social mediaAKIpress (press release) (subscription)

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Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
The Diplomat
As China makes deeper inroads into Tajikistan, students of all ages are increasingly choosing Chinese language courses to supplement their education. In the past 20 years , the number of students enrolled in Chinese courses at the Russian Tajik ...



Tajikistan launches national measles and rubella vaccination campaign - Reliefweb

Reliefweb

Tajikistan launches national measles and rubella vaccination campaign
Reliefweb
In response to a measles outbreak, Tajikistan initiated a mass measles vaccination campaign on 15 May 2017, targeting almost 2 million children aged 1–9 years in the country. The outbreak, which began in May 2016, has caused over 400 confirmed cases ...



Tajikistan's Anti-Corruption Drive Sign of Internal Feud? - EurasiaNet

Tajikistan's Anti-Corruption Drive Sign of Internal Feud?
EurasiaNet
Even after weeks of a seemingly monumental wave of corruption-related arrests in Tajikistan, state media has maintained a studied silence on the issue. With the prevailing orthodoxy among the nation's leadership being that internal squabbles are not ...



Tajikistan: Travel Ban on Rights Lawyer | Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Tajikistan: Travel Ban on Rights Lawyer | Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch
(Bishkek) – Tajik border guards on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border on May 14, 2017, prevented a prominent human rights lawyer from leaving the country, ...

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Tajikistan wants to speed up process to export fruit to China - FreshPlaza

FreshPlaza

Tajikistan wants to speed up process to export fruit to China
FreshPlaza
In his opinion, in order to implement this initiative, the Chinese side should speed up the process of signing the necessary phytosanitary protocols, so that fruit and vegetable producers in Tajikistan have a real opportunity to export their products ...



Tajikistan discovers other caches with bags of money and gold ... - AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

Tajikistan discovers other caches with bags of money and gold ...
AKIpress (press release) (subscription)
AKIPRESS.COM - The Tajik media published three photos taken during the search of the houses of ex-employees of the anti-corruption agency of Tajikistan with ...

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President Of Tajikistan Insists On Long Title - NPR

President Of Tajikistan Insists On Long Title
NPR
"The Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon," is how state media will have to introduce the president. DAVID GREENE, HOST: Good morning. I'm David Greene ...