Russian Orthodox Church in Uzbekistan

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The Russian Orthodox Church is the main group of Eastern Orthodoxy in Uzbekistan, a mainly Muslim country. Many of its members are Russians. Uzbekistan falls within the area of Tashkent and Central Asian Eparchy, which is headed by an archbishop. [1] It has been established in 1871 and extends to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.[2] There are Russian Orthodox cathedrals in Tashkent and Samarkand.[3] Uzbekistan has thirteen Russian Orthodox Churches, three of which are in Ashgabat.[4] [5] The Russian Orthodox Church has a better standing with the government than other religious groups do.[6] The Uzbek government claims to be secular.[7]

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