© P. Roy - Explorer
Tajikistan in pictures + Dushanbe, Tajikistan
In brief +
FCO Travel Update: The FCO advises against all travel to the Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast including the city of Khorog. The murder on 21 July of a high-ranking official in the region has led to a security operation in Khorog to capture those responsible, which is still ongoing. (31 July 2012)
Tajikistan is a mountainous region like most countries bordering it. After its indepedence in 1991, the region lived through a civil war which made it the poorest country of the ex-Soviet Union. It was able to adjust the mark through international aid. Cotton is the country's authentic resource. The Pamir, this Tajik chain of high mountains, is among the highest in the world. Foolhardy adventurers could set out in search of the famous Yeti!
Dushanbe, Tajikistan© P. Roy - Explorer
The Pamir plateaus : The Pamir Mountains, TajikistanJens Ferchland / age fotostock
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