Russians in Uzbekistan
Russians in Uzbekistan comprised the country's second-largest ethnic group after Uzbeks, numbering 1,653,478, in 1989 representing 5.5% of the population. During the Soviet period, Russians constituted more than half the population of the capital city, Tashkent. Uzbekistan counted nearly 1.5 million Russians, 12.5% of the population, in the 1970 census.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, significant emigration of ethnic Russians took place, mostly for economic reasons. 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.<citation needed>
By 2015, according to the Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan, about 650,000 Russians (1.8% of the population) lived in the country. At the same time, the bulk of Russians live in large cities, and most of them live in the capital, Tashkent.
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