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] representing 5.5% of the population. During the Soviet period, Russians constituted more than half the population of the capital city, Tashkent.[2] Uzbekistan 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. Since 2014 200,000 people have left to live in Russia. Ethnic Russians make up 95% of Uzbek migrants in Russia, the rest being Ukrainians

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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