Soviet Central Asia


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Soviet Central Asia

the region of the former Soviet Union now occupied by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
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A second assumption in Soviet Central Asia was that all parts of the child's name should be in harmony with each other and with the child's external appearance--a belief that I call "name matching." Many parents believed that a child with "Asian" physical features should not bear a name like "Svetlana" or "Nikita," while a blond, blue-eyed child should not answer to "Talgat" or "Shukhrat."
Rakowska-Harmstone, Soviet Central Asia: The Failed Transformation, 1991, p xv
The Russians fear a repeat of the turbulent 1990s, when narco-trafficking exploded across former Soviet Central Asia and militant Islamist movements based in Afghanistan triggered major civil strife in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
In order to divide them and to reduce the chance of their becoming a cohesive threat, he enforced a resettlement program that, in a very brief time in 1937, without warning, forced Koreans to move in relatively small groups to Soviet Central Asia and to some of the large cities of the European part of the Soviet Union.
In addition, and with the exception of Feride Acar's and Ayse Gunes's research, (10) where is a body of competent research that offers a (re)presentation of the status of working class women in contemporary post-Soviet Central Asia in comparison with Soviet Central Asia? This unploughed terrain largely remains a silent field away from the core concerns of the Central Asia paradigm.
Over the next year he journeyed thousands of miles to a series of destinations in southern Russia and Soviet Central Asia, using every available means of transportation: homemade rafts, trains, lorries, ships, donkeys, and on foot.
It should be noted that 'terminological chaos' has contributed to neglect of the region since one finds 'Inner Eurasia', 'Central Eurasia', 'Inner Asia', 'Central Asia', 'Middle Asia', 'Asian Heartland', 'Turkistan' or 'Turkestan', 'Turko-Mongolian' and/or 'Turko-Persian' worlds, 'Eurasia', 'Eurasian Steppe', 'Russian Steppe', 'Russian Central Asia' 'Soviet Central Asia', 'Islamic Central Asia', 'the Caspian Region', etc, all being used to refer at times to the same essential construct while at other times, in contrast, they are employed to make technical distinctions between various proposed constructs.
access to military bases in former Soviet Central Asia, rerouting energy pipelines from the oil-rich Caspian Sea around Russian territory, and planning to build missile defense installations in the territories of former Soviet allies Poland and the Czech Republic.
At just after 0700BST, he was fired from the Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan, Soviet central Asia, in the space craft Vostok (East).
During the anti-Gorbachev coup in August 1991, most communist leaders from Soviet Central Asia backed the plotters.
Oil- and gas-rich Kazakhstan is the most economically prosperous nation in the former Soviet Central Asia region, and Nazarbayev has been pushing for his country to become chair of the OSCE in 2009.
(17.) W Fierman (ed.), Soviet Central Asia: The Failed Transformation (San Francisco, Oxford, Westview Press, 1991), 27.