The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a pass in the Trans-Alai Mountain Range on the border between the Kirghiz SSR and the Tadzhik SSR. Elevation, 4,280 m; the highway from the Alai Valley to the Pamirs (the Osh-Khorog route) goes through the pass.
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