Russians in Uzbekistan

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Russians in Uzbekistan are the country's second largest ethnic group after Uzbeks, numbering 1,653,478,[1] representig 5.5% of the population. During the Soviet period, Russians constituted more than half the population of the capital city, Tashkent.[2] The country counted nearly 1.5 million Russians, 12.5% of the population, in the 1970 census.[citation needed] After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, significant emigration of ethnic Russians took place, mostly for economic reasons.[citation needed] Russians are concentrated in Tashkent, Bukhara and other major cities. The main religion is Russian Orthodoxy.

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  1. ^ "Демоскоп Weekly - Приложение. Справочник статистических показателей". Demoscope.ru. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  2. ^ Edward Allworth Central Asia, 130 years of Russian dominance: a historical overview (1994). Duke University Press. p.102. ISBN 0-8223-1521-1