Timeline of Dushanbe

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

20th century[edit]

  • 1929
    • Town renamed "Stalinabad."[2]
    • Railroad begins operating.[1]
  • 1960 - Zoo opens.
  • 1961 - City named "Dushanbe" again.[2]
  • 1981 - Saodat Teahouse built.[3]
  • 1984 - Goskino Cinema and Concert Hall built.[3]
  • 1992 - Demonstrations against government.[4]
  • 1997 - Presidential Palace stormed.[5]

21st century[edit]

  • 2002 - Curfew lifted.[5]
  • 2005 - January: Car explosion.[4]
  • 2012 - 5 September: Fire in Karvon market, and subsequent protest.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c History of Civilizations of Central Asia 6, Paris: UNESCO, 2005 
  2. ^ a b G.R.F. Bursa (1985). "Political Changes of Names of Soviet Towns". Slavonic and East European Review 63. 
  3. ^ a b ArchNet.org. "Dushanbe". Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Tajikistan Profile: Timeline". BBC News. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Dushanbe". Tajikistan. Lonely Planet. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Aga Khan Music Initiative". Aga Khan Development Network. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Population of capital cities and cities of 100,000 or more inhabitants". Demographic Yearbook 2011. United Nations Statistics Division. 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Huge Tajikistan market fire provokes angry protest". BBC News. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

This article incorporates information from the Russian Wikipedia and the Ukranian Wikipedia.

Further reading[edit]

  • Magnus Marsden (2012), Caroline Humphrey, ed., For Badakhshan-the Country without Borders: Village Cosmopolitans, Urban-Rural Networks and the Post-Cosmopolitan City in Tajikistan, New York: Berghahn Books 

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