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The green village of Ishkashim - Tajikistan  
   

The green village of Ishkashim - Tajikistan

Such a contrast to the village of the same name in Afghanistan.
A Lesson in Life on the Roof of the World

June 7th 2013
The differences could not have been more stark. There are two towns within five kilometres of each other both called Ishkashim. The one in Afghanistan was dry, dusty with unpaved streets, ramshackled buildings, irregular electricity supply and the streets dominated by ambling men. In contrast, the paved roads of Ishkashim in Tajikistan were lined were elegant, tall poplar trees, neat buildings, an ... read more
Asia » Tajikistan » Murgab

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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