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How to innocently walk into a military zone near the Afghan border.

April 15th 2009
It was a nice afternoon stroll coming back from the world’s second highest Botanic Garden. I was heading to my accommodation in the busy little Pamiri town of Khorog. That was until I walked along the river and saw four Tajiki soldiers walking along the bridge. Khorog is the capital of Gorno-Badakhshan region (Pamirs) and borders Afghanistan. It lies in a valley surrounded by four peaks with ... read more
Asia » Tajikistan

Tajikistani Flag 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. Tajikistan beca... ... read more
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