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Author Kassymbekova, Botakoz, author

Title Despite cultures : early Soviet rule in Tajikistan / Botakoz Kassymbekova
Published Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Central Eurasia in context series
Central Eurasia in context.
Contents Chronology -- Introduction -- An open-air rule -- A nation to serve empire -- Empire as a personal responsibility -- An empire of numbers -- An empire of chauvinists and nationalists -- An empire of inner struggles -- An empire of liars -- A speechless empire
Summary "Despite Cultures examines the strategies and realities of the Soviet state-building project in Tajikistan during the 1920s and 1930s. As Kassymbekova reveals, the local ruling system was built upon an intricate network of individuals, whose stated loyalty to communism was monitored through a chain of command that stretched from Moscow through Tashkent to Dushanbe/Stalinabad"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Communism -- Tajikistan -- History -- 20th century.
Local government -- Tajikistan -- History -- 20th century.
Nation-building -- Tajikistan -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- Tajikistan -- History -- 20th century.
USSR -- Relations -- Tajikistan.
Tajikistan -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Tajikistan -- Relations -- Soviet Union.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822981475 (electronic bk.)
9780822981473 (electronic bk.)
(paperback ; acid-free paper)