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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IAEA Helps Improve Cancer Care in Tajikistan - International Atomic Energy Agency

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Helps Improve Cancer Care in Tajikistan
International Atomic Energy Agency
Cancer patients in Tajikistan will have greater access to treatment with ongoing support from the IAEA technical cooperation (TC) programme in strengthening oncology services in the country. For many cancer patients, receiving treatment means a lengthy ...



Clerics in Tajikistan recommend dam-builders skip Ramadan - Arab News

Arab News

Clerics in Tajikistan recommend dam-builders skip Ramadan
Arab News
DUSHANBE: Muslim clerics in ex-Soviet Tajikistan have advised workers building what will become the world's tallest hydroelectric dam not to observe Ramadan, echoing comments from the country's secular authoritarian ruler. A spokesman for the religious ...
Tajik clerics recommend dam-builders skip RamadanThe News International (blog)

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Tajikistan eyeing Belarus' machinery for processing industry - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Tajikistan eyeing Belarus' machinery for processing industry
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 21 May (BelTA) Tajikistan is interested in acquiring Belarusian machinery and technologies for its processing industry, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan Said Sharif said in an interview with the STV Channel, BelTA ...

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IAEA supports cancer treatment in Tajikistan - AKIpress (press release)

AKIpress (press release)

IAEA supports cancer treatment in Tajikistan
AKIpress (press release)
AKIPRESS.COM - The International Atomic Energ Agency (IAEA) provides support to Tajikistan on strengthening oncology services in the country, the IAEA reported. To support Tajikistan's efforts to ensure greater access to treatment, the IAEA recently ...



Tajikistan's external debt significantly falls - Trend News Agency

Trend News Agency

Tajikistan's external debt significantly falls
Trend News Agency
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22. Trend: Tajikistan's external debt fell by almost $20 million in the first quarter of this year to $2,859.7 million as of April 1, 2018, Tajik media reported citing the Statistical Agency. In early 2018, Tajikistan owed about ...



Tajikistan Faces Epidemic Of Childhood Malnutrition - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Tajikistan Faces Epidemic Of Childhood Malnutrition
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on ? ???????? · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend · Share on LinkedIn. A recent UN report finds that Tajikistan has the highest rate of malnutrition in the former Soviet states. One in four Tajik children ...



China helps Tajikistan tackle grassland degradation - Xinhua

China helps Tajikistan tackle grassland degradation
Xinhua
BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists will help Tajikistan investigate the grassland degradation of its alpine pastures in August. Researchers from the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography under the Chinese Academy of Sciences worked ...



Tajikistan diversifies LPG imports - Argus Media

Tajikistan diversifies LPG imports
Argus Media
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan signed an intergovernmental agreement during a visit by Uzbekistan president Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Tajikistan last month. Under the deal, Uzbek state-owned Neftegazexport will deliver up to 80,000t of LPG to Tajik private ...



Tajikistan: State agency-linked company monopolizing public Wi-Fi - EurasiaNet

Tajikistan: State agency-linked company monopolizing public Wi-Fi
EurasiaNet
TARENA was established in 2002 in a joint project between Tajikistan and the European Union. The TARENA-supplied internet halls in universities are often one of the few ways in which students, many of whom do not own their own computers and laptops, ...



Tajik banks allocate loans worth almost $1B - Trend News Agency

Trend News Agency

Tajik banks allocate loans worth almost $1B
Trend News Agency
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22. Trend: The total value of loans issued by Tajik financial institutions as of early April this year was more than 8.1 billion somoni ($905 million), Sputnik Tajikistan news agency reported citing the National Bank of Tajikistan ...

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