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Pair of Pamiri Activists Disappear From Russia and Reappear in Tajikistan
August 03, 2022

Pair of Pamiri Activists Disappear From Russia and Reappear in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Prominent Pamiri activists and figures have been pursued by the authorities through a variety of means, with those in Russia seemingly at the greatest risk of extradition or rendition.

Russia’s Putin Makes First Trip Abroad Since Invasion, to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan
June 29, 2022

Russia’s Putin Makes First Trip Abroad Since Invasion, to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
The warm welcome in Dushanbe and meetings around the Caspian table in Ashgabat were a chance for Putin to reaffirm his network of partners at a critical moment.
Ethnic Central Asians Among Those Killed With the Russian Army in Ukraine
March 25, 2022

Ethnic Central Asians Among Those Killed With the Russian Army in Ukraine

By Catherine Putz
Regional media have begun to report on the return of bodies, men born in Central Asia who took Russian citizenship over the years and ultimately died in Ukraine.

Tajiks Stuck in Russia, Flights Home Cancelled
November 03, 2020

Tajiks Stuck in Russia, Flights Home Cancelled

By Catherine Putz
A pair of November 1 charter flights from Moscow to Dushanbe were cancelled.

Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019

Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.

Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills
May 25, 2017

Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills

By Catherine Putz
Practice makes perfect, right? Tajikistan and Russia to hold counterterror drills next week.

Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan
March 28, 2017

Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
On Monday, both Russia and the United States began separate military training drills with Tajik forces.
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
March 01, 2017

Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit

By Catherine Putz
No huge headlines emerged from the trip, which was a walk down familiar paths and repetition of familiar phrases.

Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat
November 08, 2016

Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat

By Catherine Putz
Realistically, Dushanbe didn't have much leverage on Moscow over allowing fights from the newest Russian airport.

Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
June 16, 2016

Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
100 new tanks and armored personnel carriers purportedly arrived at Russia’s largest military base abroad.

No Accreditation for RT in Tajikistan
February 08, 2016

No Accreditation for RT in Tajikistan

By Casey Michel
RT has been trying since 2014 to open a bureau in Tajikistan, but as of yet its reporters can't operate in the country.
Why Is Russia Cutting Troops in Tajikistan?
February 05, 2016

Why Is Russia Cutting Troops in Tajikistan?

By Catherine Putz
Last year Russia said it was going to increase its presence in Tajikistan, and now it’s not.

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