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
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20 Years Later, Tajikistan Rewrites Civil War History - The Diplomat

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20 Years Later, Tajikistan Rewrites Civil War History
The Diplomat
Tajikistan's president and a rebel leader signed a pact in Moscow formally ending the five years of civil war that ravaged the newly independent country. President Boris N. Yeltsin presided over the signing by President Emomali Rakhmonov and the rebel ...
Tajikistan Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Peace Accord Ending ...RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Putin congratulates Rakhmon on Day of National Unity of Tajikistan ...vestnik kavkaza
Tajik leader in spotlight on 20th anniversary of end of civil | Business ...Business Standard

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Bitspark Embarks on Blockchain Remittance Trial with UN in Tajikistan - CoinDesk

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Bitspark Embarks on Blockchain Remittance Trial with UN in Tajikistan
CoinDesk
Blockchain startup Bitspark has revealed is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on a trial focused on promoting financial inclusion in Tajikistan. The Hong Kong-based remittance vendor outlined the new project in a recent blog ...



Russian helicopter crews hold drills in Tajikistan - TASS

Russian helicopter crews hold drills in Tajikistan
TASS
YEKATERINBURG, June 28. /TASS/. Russian helicopter crews deployed in Tajikistan are conducting training flights aimed at searching and detecting militant groups in mountainous areas of the country, a spokesman for Russia's Central Military District ...



Tajikistan Dreams of Regional Electricity Grid Rebirth - EurasiaNet

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Tajikistan Dreams of Regional Electricity Grid Rebirth
EurasiaNet
The giant Nurek hydropower plant is Tajikistan's main source of power, producing over 70% of the nation's electricity. However, with electricity generation at the plant given to wild seasonal fluctuations, chronic power shortages force Tajikistan to ...



The Many Agents Of Tajikistan's Path To Peace - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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The Many Agents Of Tajikistan's Path To Peace
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
The United Nations arranged peace talks; appointed a special representative for Tajikistan, Ramiro Piriz-Ballon, to push these talks forward; and created the UN Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UMOT), military observers sent to monitor the warring ...



The long echo of Tajikistan's civil war - Open Democracy

Open Democracy

The long echo of Tajikistan's civil war
Open Democracy
Tajikistan's civil war dragged on for over five years, leading to huge casualties. Over its course, between 35,000 and 157,000 people were killed, 37,500 households were destroyed. Some 600,000 people fled to neighbouring Afghanistan, and 195,000 were ...
Tajikistan's Civil War: A Nightmare The Government Won't Let Its People ForgetRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
In January-May, Tajikistan reduced flour importsThe FINANCIAL

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What a Lawyer's Forgery Scam Tells Us About Justice in Tajikistan - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

What a Lawyer's Forgery Scam Tells Us About Justice in Tajikistan
The Diplomat
Tura Sunnatov, as Farangis Najibullah writes, “seemed like one of the more successful defense lawyers in Tajikistan” given his apparent success in securing the release of his clients. But according to a case filed against Sunnatov, the lawyer took ...



Majlis Podcast: Tajikistan's Civil War And What Came After - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Majlis Podcast: Tajikistan's Civil War And What Came After
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
From the Russian and Eastern European Institute at Indiana University, visiting scholar Navruz Nekbakhtshoev, who is from Tajikistan, joined the show. Longtime Majlis friend and recognized authority on Tajikistan Dr. Edward Lemon, who is currently ...



Tajikistan Bars Citizens Under 40 From Performing Hajj - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Tajikistan Bars Citizens Under 40 From Performing Hajj
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
DUSHANBE -- Authorities in Tajikistan have barred citizens under the age of 40 from performing this year's annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Tajikistan's Committee on Religious Affairs told RFE/RL on June 20 that the decision was made to give older ...
Uzbekistan-Tajikistan trade turnover surgesAzerNews

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Iran Courts Tajikistan - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Iran Courts Tajikistan
The Diplomat
Over the years, many Tajiks have become cognizant that they are increasingly an important piece of the Persian cultural sphere, rather than in the superimposed Russian one that they are so often cast into. Relations between Tajikistan and Iran have ...