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  Tajikistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tajikistan is officially a republic, and holds elections for the President and Parliament.
Tajikistan is landlocked, and is the smallest nation in Central Asia by area.
The culture of Tajikistan was originally shared with that of Uzbekistan, but during Communist rule, the cultural fabric of the region was disrupted by the Soviet leadership imposing artificial boundaries and the notion of nation-state - alien to the region - on the area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tajikistan   (1745 words)

 Politics of Tajikistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Tajikistan takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of Tajikistan is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The Republic of Tajikistan gained its independence during the breakup of the Soviet Union on September 9, 1991 and promptly fell into a civil war from 1992–1997 between old-guard regionally based ruling elites and disenfranchised regions, democratic liberal reformists, and Islamists loosely organized in a United Tajik Opposition (UTO).
Tajikistan is slowly rebuilding itself with an integrated government and continues to permit a Russian military presence to guard their border with Afghanistan and the basing of the Russian 201st Motorized Rifle Division that never left Tajikistan when it became independent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Tajikistan   (839 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour-Tajikistan
Tajikistan, one of the five central Asian countries of the former Soviet Union, is bordered by Uzbekistan, Kyrgzstan, Afghanistan, and China.
UNESCO had written the Tajikistan authorities to halt the construction project, calling the synagogue’s destruction a “contradiction with existing international standards for the protection of cultural heritage.” UNESCO never received a reply from the Tajikistan government and is going to repeat the appeal, but it appears too late to stop the destruction.
Israel is represented in Tajikistan by its embassy in Uzbekistan.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Tajikistan.html   (1002 words)

 A Fact Sheet: Tajikistan and ADB - ADB.org
Tajikistan broke away from the vicious cycle of political instability and economic decline after the cessation of a long civil conflict and has now made a substantial progress in recent years.
Tajikistan joined ADB after the cessation of a long civil conflict and is classified as a category A developing member country (DMC), eligible only for assistance from the concessionary Asian Development Fund (ADF).
Tajikistan is the 23rd largest shareholder among regional members and the 31st largest overall.
www.adb.org /Documents/Fact_Sheets/TAJ.asp   (1367 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Tajikistan
Tajikistan also granted Russia a 49-year lease on its Nurek space facility, to be used for a ballistic missile early warning system.
Tajikistan's government intervention score is 0.5 point worse this year; however, its trade policy score is 0.5 point better, its fiscal burden of government score is 0.9 point better, and its monetary policy and banking and finance scores are 1 point better.
Tajikistan's financial sector is dominated by banking, which was composed of 15 commercial banks and the central bank in 2003.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Tajikistan   (1041 words)

 The EU's relations with Tajikistan - Overview
Tajikistan’s relationship with neighbouring Uzbekistan has always been troubled by debates on the legitimacy of the common border, which has been mined by Uzbekistan after the emergence of terrorist groups operating from Tajikistan, and the historical status of ethnic counterparts in each state.
In spite of Tajikistan’s relative success in recording robust economic growth, reducing the level of external debt, stabilising inflation, and increasing public spending in recent years, however, it still faces a number of significant obstacles that must be overcome if this economic recovery is to be sustained and further built upon.
Tajikistan benefited from a new loan of € 60 million and a grant of €35 million for the period 2001-2005.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/tajikistan/intro/index.htm   (3883 words)

 UNICEF - Tajikistan - Background
Half of Tajikistan’s population is under 18 years of age; two thirds live in rural areas.
Tajikistan spends just $12 per capita on health care, one of the lowest rates in the world.
One fifth of Tajikistan’s schools were destroyed during the civil wars of the 1990s, and many others lack sanitary facilities or heat.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/Tajikistan.html   (426 words)

 Remarks With Tajik Foreign Minister Talbak Nazarov
Secretary Rice is visiting Tajikistan for the first time and arrived here to discuss a system of widening relations between Tajikistan and the United States, deepening these relations both on a bilateral and a regional level.
Tajikistan has pointed to the positive changes that have undertaken in Afghanistan and as a result of counterterrorism cooperation there, with the election of the president, the parliament, the adoption of a constitution, and which all give rise to the hope that the situation will be improving.
I noted that Tajikistan does have independent political parties, that one of them is an Islamic party, and that that party participates in the political life, indeed in the parliament and in the government of Tajikistan.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2005/54911.htm   (1622 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By the early nineteenth century, the lands of the future Tajikistan were divided among three states: the Uzbek-ruled Bukhara Khanate, the Kokand Khanate, centered on the Fergana Valley, and the kingdom of Afghanistan.
In many respects, Tajikistan was one of the least developed of the Soviet Republics, and has suffered particularly severely from the collapse of the previously unified Soviet economy.
Tajikistan continues to be a strategically important country in the international community's fight against drug trafficking, given its shared border with Afghanistan.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029394365&a=KCountryProfile&aid=1019745009474   (2301 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Europe and Central Asia : Tajikistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tajikistan shares a 1,200 kilometer border with Afghanistan and is one of the countries identified by military planners as a possible base of U.S. military and humanitarian operations in the region.
Five years of civil war in Tajikistan were formally brought to a close on 27 June 1997, when a peace accord was signed between the government and the opposition, the United Tajik Opposition (UTO), though fighting erupted again in 1998.
Recent elections to the lower chamber of a new parliament in Tajikistan were marred by flagrant fraud and manipulation of the vote.
www.hrw.org /europe/tajikistan.php   (1058 words)

 Tajikistan travel guide - Wikitravel
Tajikistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia that borders Afghanistan to the south, China to the east, Kyrgyzstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and northwest.
Tajikistan has experienced three changes in government and a five-year civil war since it gained independence in 1991 from the USSR.
Tajikistan is in the early stages of seeking World Trade Organization membership and has joined NATO's Partnership for Peace.
wikitravel.org /en/Tajikistan   (625 words)

 Travel Advice for Tajikistan - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Central Tajikistan: We strongly advise you not to travel to central regions of Tajikistan, including the Karategin Valley, because of the unstable security situation.
Foreigners are required by Tajikistan law to carry a copy of their current passport and visa with them at all times.
Permission from the government of Tajikistan may be required if artefacts or cultural items are to be taken out of the country.
www.smartraveller.gov.au /zw-cgi/view/Advice/Tajikistan   (1827 words)

 Tajikistan Constitution
Tajikistan is a social state whose policies are directed towards creating conditions to ensure a worthwhile life and the free development of the person.
Tajikistan, controlled by the higher interests of the people, may enter into commonwealths and other international organizations, and, likewise, exit from them, as well as establish relations with foreign countries.
A citizen of Tajikistan is not allowed to be a citizen of another state, except in the cases anticipated by the laws and interstate treaties of Tajikistan.
unpan1.un.org /intradoc/groups/public/documents/untc/unpan003670.htm   (6144 words)

In the capital of overwhelmingly sunny Tajikistan the stem of thermometer is showing 45-47 ºC above zero, and it is the temperature in the shadow.
Tajikistan is the richest country in Cetral Asia in terms of fresh water but the capital of the country suffers of lack of clean and fresh water.
Tajikistan has seen an extraordinary average GDP growth rate over the past five years (especially given its distinct lack of natural resources in comparison with its neighbors), emerged from a destructive civil war, and pursued in many cases shrewd development policies.
tajikistan.neweurasia.net   (4631 words)

 tajikistan map and map of tajikistan information page
The Republic of Tajikistan, formerly know as Tajik, a Soviet Socialist Republic, is one of the most mountainous countries in the world.
Tajikistan is now in the early stages of a western-leaning attitude; joining NATO's Partnership for Peace and aggressively seeking a World Trade Organization membership.
Landforms Tajikistan is almost all mountains (93%), and dominated by the Alay Range in the north and the Pamir Mountains to the southeast.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/tj.htm   (921 words)

 Human Rights Watch World Report 2002: Europe & Central Asia: Tajikistan
Threatened with extradition back to Tajikistan to face charges of sedition and publicly slandering the president, he was released after six days after pressure from other governments and international organizations.
Tajikistan's role as a strategic partner in the U.S.-led operation in Afghanistan became possible when Russia cleared the way for U.S. use of Tajikistan's airports.
Tajikistan became a strategic partner in the U.S. government's counter-terrorism campaign when it offered the use of airports by U.S. forces should the need arise, and the United States continued to channel important amounts of humanitarian aid through the country.
www.hrw.org /wr2k2/europe18.html   (1793 words)

 Tajikistan News
Tajikistan's chief military prosecutor, Yusuf Rakhmonov, has asked a court in Dushanbe to sentence the former head of the presidential guard to death.
Western Tajikistan, including the capital Dushanbe, the town of Tursunzade and several major factories have been cut off from gas supplies since Wednesday, said Odiljon Salimjonov, a representative of the...
Around 2,000 ethnic Russians in Tajikistan are ready to move to Russia's industrialized regions, the head of the Russian Diaspora in Tajikistan, Viktor Dubovitsky, told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
www.topix.net /world/tajikistan   (608 words)

 Tajikistan (10/05)
At 36'40' northern latitude and 41'14' eastern longitude, Tajikistan is nestled between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to the north and west, China to the east, and Afghanistan to the south.
Tajikistan became fully established under Soviet control with the creation of Tajikistan as an autonomous Soviet socialist republic within Uzbekistan in 1924, and as one of the independent Soviet socialist republics in 1929.
Tajikistan's most recent presidential election in 1999 and its 2005 parliamentary elections were widely considered to be flawed and unfair but peaceful.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5775.htm   (2737 words)

Ninety-three percent of Tajikistan's territory is mountainous, and the mountain glaciers are the source of its rivers.
Tajikistan: Economy - Economy Tajikistan's economy is dependent on agriculture and livestock raising.
Tajikistan: History - History The people of Tajikistan are probably descended from the inhabitants of ancient Sogdiana.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108024.html   (557 words)

Travelers staying in Tajikistan three days or longer must, within three days of arrival in Tajikistan, obtain registration stamps at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or OVIR, depending on whether the purpose of the visit to Tajikistan is for official or personal travel.
The government of Tajikistan requires visitors who remain in country for more than 90 days to present a medical certificate showing that they are HIV-free, or to submit to an HIV test in Tajikistan.
The Republic of Tajikistan does not recognize dual citizenship with most countries, including the United States (with the exception of the few cases when the dual citizenship is regulated by a special interstate agreement on dual citizenship signed between Tajikistan and another state, e.g.
travel.state.gov /travel/tajikistan.html   (2674 words)

Notes: Tajikistan, formerly the Tadzhik SSR, was one of the last states to break with the collapsing USSR and also one of the last to hoist a post-Communist flag.
This accords with an official "Description of the State Emblem and Flag of the Republic of Tajikistan" which accompanied the Law of 24 November 1992 with the exception of the width of the white stripe.
Badakhshon (in farsi: Badakhshon) is officially part of Tajikistan but in fact it is autonomous region because of mountainous passes which are opened for a short time during a year.
www.fotw.net /flags/tj.html   (1626 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Country profiles | Country profile: Tajikistan
Tajikistan has been accused by its neighbours of tolerating the presence of training camps for Islamist rebels on its territory, an accusation which it has strongly denied.
Skirmishes with drug smugglers crossing illegally from Afghanistan occur regularly, as Tajikistan is the first stop on the drugs route from there to Russia and the West.
In June 2003 the people of Tajikistan voted in a constitutional referendum in favour of allowing him to run for a further two consecutive seven-year terms when his current one ends in 2006.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1296639.stm   (866 words)

 NPICenter / History Of NPICenter
In connection with this by the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan No 242 from 28 May 1993 a.
On the example of some inventions the influence of innovation process on economy and industry is disclosed.
A national system of protection of industrial property is considered - creation of the system inside the country, activity on an international level, participation of the Republic of Tajikistan in drafting the Eurasian Patent Convention and work in the Eurasian Patent Organization.
www.tjpat.org /english/index.html   (646 words)

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