Georgy Koshlakov

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Georgy Koshlakov - (Russian:Георгий Кошлаков) (born 17 February 1936) is a Russian was deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan on January 23, 1989 when the country was hit by an earthquake. He is quoted as saying: "The earthquake caused a burst of mud from the foothills which poured down on the villages. It was up to five miles wide and one-and-a-half miles long."[1]

He is now head of the Department of Economics and Management at the Tajik-Russian Slavic University.[2]


  1. ^ "1989: Many killed in Tajik earthquake". 1989-01-23. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  2. ^ Hamidova, Parvina (2008-02-15). "Central Asia's poorest states in crisis". Retrieved 2008-02-19.