Tojikiston Soveti (Soviet Tajikistan), also known as Dushanbe Tojikiston Soveti, was a newspaper published in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. It was published during the Soviet Union period,published between 1955 and 1991. The paper, run by the central committee of the Communist Party of Tajikistan, was a continuation of the earlier papers Idi Tojik (Feast of Tajik) and Bedorii Tojik (Tajik's Awakening) (1925-28), and Tojikistoni Surkh (Red Tajikistan) (1928-1955).
Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia with an area of 143,100 km2 (55,300 sq mi) and an estimated population of 9,537,645 people. It is bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north and China to the east. The traditional homelands of the Tajik people include present-day Tajikistan as well as parts of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. It was named this way because it grew from a village that originally had a popular market on Mondays. As of 2016, Dushanbe had a population of 802,700.
The Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, also commonly known as Soviet Tajikistan and Tajik SSR, was one of the constituent republics of the Soviet Union which existed from 1929 to 1991 located in Central Asia.
The Tajikistani Civil War, also known as the Tajik Civil War, began in May 1992 when regional groups from the Garm and Gorno-Badakhshan regions of Tajikistan rose up against the newly-formed government of President Rahmon Nabiyev, which was dominated by people from the Khujand and Kulob regions. The rebel groups were led by a combination of liberal democratic reformers and Islamists, who would later organize under the banner of the United Tajik Opposition. The government was supported by Russian border guards.
The Socialist Party of Tajikistan is a political party in Tajikistan. The party was founded on 15 June 1996, and registered on 6 August the same year. The party publishes Ittixod (Иттиход). The chairman of the party, Safarali Kenjayev, was assassinated in Dushanbe in 1999. Prior to his murder, there had been speculations that he might have intended to run for president.
The Ittihodi Scouthoi Tojikiston, the national Scouting organization of Tajikistan, was founded in 1993, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) on April 18, 1997. The coeducational Ittihodi Scouthoi Tojikiston has 511 members as of 2011. Tajikistan is the only one of the three Persian nations thus far whose Scouting is recognized by WOSM.
Tursunzoda is a city in western Tajikistan, known for its aluminium smelting plant TadAZ. It is located 60 km west of Dushanbe, near the border with Uzbekistan. It is near several rivers, Shirkent and Karatag immediately to the west and east of the city, and Kofarnihon further east. Its population was given as 40,600 in the 1989 census, falling to 39,000 in 2000, and estimated at 37,000 in 2006.
Meirkhaim Gavrielov was a Bukharan Jewish journalist murdered in Tajikistan.
The 2008 Central Asia energy crisis was an energy shortage in Central Asia, which, combined with the severe weather of the 2007-08 winter and high prices for food and fuel, caused considerable hardship for many. The abnormally cold weather has pushed demand up for electricity, exacerbating the crisis. The situation was most dire in Tajikistan. An international appeal was made by the United Nations, NGOs, and the Red Cross and Red Crescent for around US$25 million to assist the government. At the time, The UN warned that millions face starvation during the 2008-09 winter.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Tajikistan:
Barki Tajik Dushanbe is football club based in Dushanbe in Tajikistan. They currently play in the top division of the country, and formerly played in the Soviet Second League.
Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan incorporates 20 research institutes and three territorial groupings: the Pamir Branch in the eastern part of the country, the Khujand Scientific Center in the north, and the Khatlon Scientific Center in the south-west. The Academy is organized in three thematic divisions: physico-mathematical, chemical, and geological sciences; biological and medical sciences; humanities and social sciences. The incumbent president is Academician M.I. Ilolov, elected in 2005.
Televizioni Tojikiston is the national broadcaster of the Central Asian state of Tajikistan. Televidenye Tajikistana is headquartered in the capital city, Dushanbe. It began broadcasting on October 3, 1959.
Zafar Nozim was a folk singer from Tajikistan. He was a popular performer of Tajik national songs. He was known as the "Tajik Pavarotti".
Armed Forces Day also known as Tajik National Army Day or Defender of the Fatherland Day is a national holiday celebrated annually on 23 February, commemorating the founding of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan. The event is marked by military parades, fireworks and ceremonies around of the country.
Mavjuda Hakimova was a Soviet-Tajikistani poet and playwright. She is sometimes known by the mononym Mavjuda.
Mukarrama Nabievna Qosimova is a Tajikistani linguist and academic.
Mahkam Tohirovna Pulodova was a Tajikistani obstetrician and gynecologist of the Soviet era.
Zulfiya Atoulloeva, also known under the pen name Zulfiya Atoy is a Tajikistani poet and journalist.
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