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Entrance to the Museum of Applied Arts - Tashkent  
   

Entrance to the Museum of Applied Arts - Tashkent

Wanderings in Uzbekistan - 1 - The Silk Road - Tashkent

September 27th 2015
At last, we are traversing a section of the ancient Silk Road - travelling around the major "Silk Road Cities" of Uzbekistan. We arrived in the early morning in Tashkent - the exotically named capital city. Driving around the city we were amazed by the tree-lined, wide roads with extensive Russian-style buildings. A massive square, with a central statue of Timerlane on horseback - the Uzbek nation ... read more
Asia » Uzbekistan » Tashkent

Uzbekistani Flag Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain... ... read more
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