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Historically a small village, Dushanbe was made the capital of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1924.
Winters are not as cold as further north owing to the shielding of the city by mountains from extremely cold air from Siberia.
January 2008 was particularly cold, and the temperature dropped to −22 °C (−8 °F).
Severe rioting occurred in February 1990, after it was rumored that the Soviet government planned to relocate tens of thousands of Armenian refugees to Tajikistan.
The Dushanbe riots were primarily fueled by concerns about housing shortages for the Tajik population, but they coincided with a wave of nationalist unrest that swept Transcaucasia and other Central Asian states during the twilight of Mikhail Gorbachev's rule.
many highway and tunnel construction projects are underway or have recently been completed.
As the young entrepreneur would learn well, locals in the northern city of Khujand were no stranger to arranged marriages.
At the beginning of 1922, the town was taken by Basmachi troops led Enver Pasha, but on 14 July 1922 again came under the power of the Bolsheviks and was proclaimed the capital of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic as a part of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic in 1924.